Comparison of Cantonese Romanization Systems
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Comparison of Cantonese Romanization Systems

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

Chart

Initials

  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
Spanish
Romanization
? [p] /b/ ? b b b b b b p b b
? [p?] /p/ ? p p p p p p p' p p
? [m] /m/ ? m m m m m m m m m
? [f] /f/ ? f f f f f f f f f
? [t] /d/ ? d d d d d d t d d
? [t?] /t/ ? t t t t t t t' t t
? [n] /n/ ? n n n n n n n n n
? [l] /l/ ? l l l l l l l l l
? [k] /g/ ? g g g g g g k g g
? [k?] /k/ ? k k k k k k k' k k
? [?] /?/ ? ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng
? [h] /h/ ? h h h h h h h h h
? [ts] /dz/ ? dz z dz z j j ts dz zh
? [t?] /dz?/ ? dj j dz z j j ch d? zh
? [ts?] /ts/ ? ts c ts c ch ch ts' ts ch
? [t] /ts?/ ? ch q ts c ch ch ch' t? ch
? [s] /s/ ? s s s s s s s s s
? [?] /s?/ ? sh x s s s s sh s s
? [k?] /gw/ gw gu gw gw gw gw kw gu gw
? [k] /kw/ kw ku kw kw kw kw k'w ku kw
? [j] /j/ ? y y j j y y y/i y y
? [w] /w/ ? w w w w w w w/oo w w

Finals

  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
Spanish
Romanization
? [a:] /a/ ? a a aa aa a a a a aa
? [a:i] /ai/ ? aai ai aai aai aai aai aai ai aai
? [a:u] /au/ ? aau ao aau aau aau aau aau au aau
? [a:m] /am/ ? aam am aam aam aam aam aam am aam
? [a:n] /an/ ? aan an aan aan aan aan aan an aan
? [a:?] /a?/ ? aang ang aang aang aang aang aang ang aang
? [a:p?] /ap/ aap ab aap aap aap aap aap ap aap
? [a:t?] /at/ aat ad aat aat aat aat aat at aat
? [a:k?] /ak/ aak ag aak aak aak aak aak ak aai
? [?i] /?i/ ? ai ei ai ai ai ai ai äi ?i
? [?u] /?u/ ? au eo au au au au au äu ?u
? [?m] /?m/ ?/? am em am am am am am/om äm ?m
? [?n] /?n/ ? an en an an an an an än ?n
? [] // ? ang eng ang ang ang ang ang äng ?ng
? [?p?] /?p/ ap eb ap ap ap ap ap/op äp ?p
? [?t?] /?t/ at ed at at at at at ät ?t
? [?k?] /?k/ ak eg ak ak ak ak ak äk ?k
? [?:] /?/ ? e é e e e e e e e
? [ei] /ei/ ? ei éi ei ei ei ei ei ëi ei
(?)* [?:u] /?u/     eu eu       eu eu
(?)* [?:m] /?m/     em em       em em
(?)* [?:n] /?n/     en en       en en
(?) [?:?] // eng éng eng eng eng eng eng eng eng
(?)* [?:p?] /?p/     ep ep       ep ep
( ) [?:t?] /?t/     et et       et et
(?) [?:k?] /?k/ ek ég ek ek ek ek ek ek ek
? [i:] /i/ ? i i i i i i i i i
? [i:u] /iu/ iu iu iu iu iu iu iu iu iu
? [i:m] /im/ im im im im im im im im im
? [i:n] /in/ in in in in in in in in in
? [e?] /e?/ ? ing ing ing ing ing ing ing ëng ?ng
? [i:p?] /ip/ ip ib ip ip ip ip ip ip ip
? [i:t?] /it/ it id it it it it it it it
? [ek?] /ek/ ik ig ik ik ik ik ik ëk ?k
? [?:] /?/ ? o o o o o oh oh o o
? [?:y] /?i/ oi oi oi oi oi oi oi oi/oü oi
? [ou] /ou/ ? ou ou ou ou ou o o öu ou
? [?:n] /?n/ on on on on on on on on on
? [?:?] // ? ong ong ong ong ong ong ong ong ong
(?) [?:t?] /?t/ ot od ot ot ot ot ot ot ot
? [?:k?] /?k/ ok og ok ok ok ok ok ok ok
? [u:] /u/ ? u u u u u oo oo u u
? [u:y] /ui/ ui ui ui ui ui ooi ooi ui/uü ui
? [u:n] /un/ un un un un un oon oon un un
? [o?] /u?/ ung ung ung ung ung ung ung öng øng
? [u:t?] /ut/ ut ud ut ut ut oot oot ut ut
? [ok?] /uk/ uk ug uk uk uk uk uk ök øk
? [oe:] /oe/ ? eu ê oe oe eu euh oeh oe
(?) [oe:?] /oe?/ ? eung êng oeng oeng eung eung eung oeng ?øng
(?) [oe:k?] /oek/ euk êg oek oek euk euk euk oek ?øk
(?) [?y] /oey/ eue êu oey eoi eui ui ui oe?ü øi
(?) [?n] /oen/ ? eun ên oen eon eun un un oe?n øn
(?) [?t?] /oet/ eut êd oet eot eut ut ut oe?t øt
? [y:] /y/ ? ue ü y yu yu ue ue ü ü
? [y:n] /yn/ uen ün yn yun yun uen uen ün ün
? [y:t?] /yt/ uet üd yt yut yut uet uet üt üt
? [m?] /m/ ? m m m m m m m m m
? [] /?/ ? ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng ng

Tones

IPA Jyutping Cantonese
Pinyin
Yale Guangdong
Romanization
Sidney
Lau
Spanish
Romanization
í: i1 i1 ? i1 i1? hou
î: i1 i1 ì i1 i1 hou
?: i2 i2 í i2 i2 hoú
?: i3 i3 i i3 i3 hou
i?: i4 i4 ìh i4 i4 hou
i?: i5 i5 íh i5 i5 hoú
ì: i6 i6 ih i6 i6 hou
k? ik1 ik7 ?k ig1 ik1 s?k
k? ik3 ik8 ik ig3 ik3 s?k
k? ik6 ik9 ihk ig6 ik6 s?k

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