Saturday, October 4, 2008

Comparison of Chinese romanization systems

Below is a table from which compares the different romanizations of Standard Mandarin. This table includes a list of all syllables which are considered distinguishable within the language.

Note that Zhuyin has been included. While not being a form of the Latin alphabet, it still functions like a romanization system in modern use. Also note that Gwoyeu Romatzyh has a different spelling for each tone—this follows the of modifying the syllable's letters in order to indicate tone.

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