The dialect spoken by most people in Liyang is a NorthernWu dialect closely related to that of Changzhou. Min Chinese is also spoken by a minority there. The dialect has many characteristics.For example, the dialect is very simple and guileless with strong generility and symbolic.If people in Liyang say something like "dessert" in pronunciation,they refer to the lunch or afternoon. In addition, the dialect is vivid and accurate, which makes the behavior and personalities more meticulous. Parable and exageration are always used in it that makes listeners experience what people said more deeper. Another funny thing is that many people in other regions say the dialect in Liyang is similar to Japanese.