Da-Tong dialect

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Da-Tong
Daye
Native to China
Region Southeastern Hubei, eastern Hunan
Native speakers
(no estimate available)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
ISO 639-6 dton
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Da-Tong, sometimes called Daye dialect (simplified Chinese: 大冶话; traditional Chinese: 大冶話) after its principal variety, is a dialect of the Gan language. It is spoken in Daye, in the southeastern part of Hubei province near the Jiangxi border, as well as in Xianning, Jiangyu, Puxin, Chongyang, Tongcheng, Tongshan, and Yangxin in Hubei, as well as in Huarong and bordering areas of eastern Hunan.

Phonetics and phonology[edit]

The Daye variety will be taken as representative.

Consonants[edit]

Consonants of Daye Gan
  bilabial alveolar alveolo-palatal velar glottal
nasal m ɲ ŋ  
plosives voiceless unaspirated p t   k  
voiceless aspirated    
fricatives   z      
voiceless fricatives f s ɕ   x
affricates voiceless unaspirated   ts    
voiceless aspirated   tsʰ tɕʰ    
lateral approximants   l      

Tones[edit]

Citation tones[edit]

Tone chart of Daye Gan
Tone number Tone name Tone contour
1 yin ping (陰平) ˨ (2)
2 yang ping (陽平) ˧˩˧ (313)
3 shang sheng (上聲) ˦˧ (43)
4 yang qu (去聲) ˧˥ (35)
5 ru sheng (入聲) ˩˧ (13)