Jiujiang dialect

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Jiujiang dialect
九江话 / 九江話
Native toSouthern China
RegionJiujiang, Foshan
Native speakers
50,000 (2000)[1]
Sino-Tibetan
Language codes
ISO 639-3
GlottologNone

The Jiujiang dialect (simplified Chinese: 九江话; traditional Chinese: 九江話; pinyin: Jiǔjiānghuà) is a variety of Cantonese spoken in Jiujiang Town, in Nanhai District, Foshan, Guangdong.[1] A few words differ from Standard Cantonese, but generally other Cantonese speakers can understand Jiujiang dialect without difficulty.[citation needed]

Here are some differences between the Jiujing dialect and the Guangzhou dialect:[2]

English Juijiang dialect Guangzhou dialect
I 𠊎 /ŋai˧˥/ /ŋɔ˩˧/
we 𠊎岭 / 𠊎嶺 /ŋai˧˥ lɛŋ˩˨/ 我哋 /ŋɔ˩˧ tei˨/
good hao[citation needed] /hou˧˥/
see / gan[citation needed] / /kin˧/
at daa[citation needed] /hɐi˧˥/

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  • Nanhai City Local Chronicles Editorial Board, ed. (2000). 南海县志 (in Chinese). Volume 25: 方言 民俗 宗教. Beijing: Zhonghua Book Company. ISBN 7-101-02534-X. Retrieved December 15, 2018.