Comparison of Cantonese romanization systems

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The chart below shows the difference between S. L. Wong (romanization), Guangdong Romanization, Cantonese Pinyin, Jyutping, Yale, Sidney Lau, Meyer–Wempe and New-French Latinization of Cantonese, With IPA and S. L. Wong phonetic symbols and Bopomofo Extended.

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Initials[edit]

  IPA S. L.
Wong
Phonetic
Symbols
Bopomofo
Extended
S. L.
Wong
Romanization
Guangdong
Romanization
Cantonese
Pinyin
Jyutping Yale Sidney
Lau
Meyer–
Wempe
New
French-
Latinization
[p] /b/ b b b b b b p b
[pʰ] /p/ p p p p p p p' p
[m] /m/ m m m m m m m m
[f] /f/ f f f f f f f f
[t] /d/ d d d d d d t d
[tʰ] /t/ t t t t t t t' t
[n] /n/ n n n n n n n n
[l] /l/ l l l l l l l l
[k] /g/ g g g g g g k g
[kʰ] /k/ k k k k k k k' k
[ŋ] /ŋ/ ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng
[h] /h/ h h h h h h h h
[ts] /dz/ dz z dz z j j ts dz
[tɕ] /dz₂/ dj j dz z j j ch
[tsʰ] /ts/ ts c ts c ch ch ts' ts
[tɕʰ] /ts₂/ ch q ts c ch ch ch'
[s] /s/ s s s s s s s s
[ɕ] /s₂/ sh x s s s s sh s
[kʷ] /gw/ ㄍㄨ gw gu gw gw gw gw kw gu
[kʷʰ] /kw/ ㄎㄨ kw ku kw kw kw kw k'w ku
[j] /j/ y y j j y y y/i y
[w] /w/ w w w w w w w/oo w

Finals[edit]

  IPA S. L.
Wong
Phonetic
Symbols
Bopomofo Extended S. L.
Wong
Romanization
Guangdong
Romanization
Cantonese
Pinyin
Jyutping Yale Sidney
Lau
Meyer–
Wempe
New
French-
Latinization
[aː] /a/ a a aa aa a a a a
[aːi] /ai/ aai ai aai aai aai aai aai ai
[aːu] /au/ aau ao aau aau aau aau aau au
[aːm] /am/ aam am aam aam aam aam aam am
[aːn] /an/ aan an aan aan aan aan aan an
[aːŋ] /aŋ/ aang ang aang aang aang aang aang ang
[aːp̚] /ap/ ㄚㆴ aap ab aap aap aap aap aap ap
[aːt̚] /at/ ㄚㆵ aat ad aat aat aat aat aat at
[aːk̚] /ak/ ㄚㆶ aak ag aak aak aak aak aak ak
[ɐi] /ɐi/ ai ei ai ai ai ai ai äi
[ɐu] /ɐu/ au eo au au au au au äu
[ɐm] /ɐm/ ㆰ/ㆱ am em am am am am am/om äm
[ɐn] /ɐn/ an en an an an an an än
[ɐŋ] /ɐŋ/ ang eng ang ang ang ang ang äng
[ɐp̚] /ɐp/ ㄚㆴ ap eb ap ap ap ap ap/op äp
[ɐt̚] /ɐt/ ㄚㆵ at ed at at at at at ät
[ɐk̚] /ɐk/ ㄚㆶ ak eg ak ak ak ak ak äk
[ɛː] /ɛ/ e é e e e e e e
[ei] /ei/ ei éi ei ei ei ei ei ëi
()* [ɛːu] /ɛu/ ㄝㄨ     eu eu       eu
()* [ɛːm] /ɛm/ ㄝㆬ     em em       em
()* [ɛːn] /ɛn/ ㄝㄣ     en en       en
() [ɛːŋ] /ɛŋ/ ㄝㆭ eng éng eng eng eng eng eng eng
()* [ɛːp̚] /ɛp/ ㄝㆴ     ep ep       ep
( ) [ɛːt̚] /ɛt/ ㄝㆵ     et et       et
() [ɛːk̚] /ɛk/ ㄝㆶ ek ég ek ek ek ek ek ek
[iː] /i/ i i i i i i i i
[iːu] /iu/ ㄧㄨ iu iu iu iu iu iu iu iu
[iːm] /im/ ㄧㆬ im im im im im im im im
[iːn] /in/ ㄧㄣ in in in in in in in in
[eŋ] /eŋ/ ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ëng
[iːp̚] /ip/ ㄧㆴ ip ib ip ip ip ip ip ip
[iːt̚] /it/ ㄧㆵ it id it it it it it it
[ek̚] /ek/ ㄧㆶ ik ig ik ik ik ik ik ëk
[ɔː] /ɔ/ o o o o o oh oh o
[ɔːy] /ɔi/ ㄛㄧ oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi/oü
[ou] /ou/ ou ou ou ou ou o o öu
[ɔːn] /ɔn/ ㄛㄣ on on on on on on on on
[ɔːŋ] /ɔŋ/ ong ong ong ong ong ong ong ong
() [ɔːt̚] /ɔt/ ㄛㆵ ot od ot ot ot ot ot ot
[ɔːk̚] /ɔk/ ㄛㆶ ok og ok ok ok ok ok ok
[uː] /u/ u u u u u oo oo u
[uːy] /ui/ ㄨㄧ ui ui ui ui ui ooi ooi ui/uü
[uːn] /un/ ㄨㄣ un un un un un oon oon un
[oŋ] /uŋ/ ㄛㆭ ung ung ung ung ung ung ung öng
[uːt̚] /ut/ ㄨㆵ ut ud ut ut ut oot oot ut
[ok̚] /uk/ ㄨㆶ uk ug uk uk uk uk uk ök
[œː] /œ/ eu ê oe oe eu euh oeh œ
() [œːŋ] /œŋ/ eung êng oeng oeng eung eung eung œng
() [œːk̚] /œk/ ㄜㆶ euk êg oek oek euk euk euk œk
() [ɵy] /œy/ ㄜㄩ eue êu oey eoi eui ui ui œ̈ü
() [ɵn] /œn/ eun ên oen eon eun un un œ̈n
() [ɵt̚] /œt/ ㄛㆵ eut êd oet eot eut ut ut œ̈t
[yː] /y/ ue ü y yu yu ue ue ü
[yːn] /yn/ ㄩㄣ uen ün yn yun yun uen uen ün
[yːt̚] /yt/ ㄩㆵ uet üd yt yut yut uet uet üt
[m̩] /m/ m m m m m m m m
[ŋ̍] /ŋ/ ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng

Tones[edit]

IPA Jyutping Cantonese
Pinyin
Yale Guangdong
Romanization
Sidney
Lau
íː i1 i1 ī i1 i
îː i1 i1 ì i1 i1
ǐː i2 i2 í i2 i2
īː i3 i3 i i3 i3
i̭ː i4 i4 ìh i4 i4
i̬ː i5 i5 íh i5 i5
ìː i6 i6 ih i6 i6
ɪ́k̚ ik1 ik7 īk ig1 ik1
ɪ̄k̚ ik3 ik8 ik ig3 ik3
ɪ̀k̚ ik6 ik9 ihk ig6 ik6