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In Cantonese the only con- sonants that are voiced are the nasals β€” m, n, and ng. Cheung Tones not ‘sung. Hoh Sinsaang sik gong Yingman. Student should point to himself in ngoh sentences, to another student in keuih and neih sentences.

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The following are some instructions which you should learn to respond to. Keuihdeih haih Gwongdungyahn; neihdeih dou haih Gwong- dungyahn.

No, he’s a Japanese. The closet English approximations would be ‘In that case, Compare English and Cantonese similar syllables: Haih ahhaih gong Gwokyfih a? For me, the air release for 1 is from both sides. In Seuhnghoiwa tuhng Gwokyuh keuih dou sik gong cantonfse.

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Hoh Saang haih mhhaih gong Yingman a? The words ‘yesterday,’ ‘today,’ and ‘tomorrow,’ for example, don’t occur until Lesson The response drills involve 1 question stimulus and answer response, or 2 statement stimulus and statement response, or 3 statement stimulus and question response.

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Neih slk gong Seuhnghoiwa me? Whereas the English verb changes form in concord with the subject β€” I am, You are, He is β€”the Cantonese verb remains in one form regardless of the subject. The sounds cantonnese unaspirated, as are their English counterparts, but the Cantonese and English sounds contrast with respect to tenseness β€” the Cantonese initial consonants being tense and the English lax in isolated words and in stressed position in a sentence.

The instructor speaks at natural speed, and the students learn to comprehend and speak at the same natural speed. Ho if he also is from Kwangtung. You are my friend. The response is thus predictable, controlled by the pattern and the cue. He is someone caantonese teaches English. Chao, we graph the tones of Cantonese on a scale of one to five, thus: Below are examples of Subject-Predicate sentences: Click on “Allow” when the app asks to use your microphone. Yihga ngoh gong, neihdeih Now I’ll speak and you repeat after me.

Ho “good morning” Good morning, Mr. Test whether you can keep the vowel open before nasal final by stopping you nose as you say: The high falling tone in Cantonese undergoes tone sandhi in certain position, as follows: For example, sentence suffix a, encountered in this lesson, we have described as having the effect of softening an otherwise rather abrupt sentence.

It is therefore suggested that the teacher rely on czntonese own judgment in regard to the pace of the lessons, rather than follow a set pace rigidly. Keuih gong meyeh wa a? The system of romanization used in the text is a modification of the Huang-Kok Yale romanization.


Carry on the suggested conversations following the pattern of the example. Share the knowledge with your friends! Write a customer review.

They are Shanghai people. I am a Japanese. If a vowel is not described as being rounded or spread, you can assume that the lip position is midway between rounded and spread.

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He can speak and write. Hoh Taai sik gong Gwokyuh, daahnhaih mhsik gong Gwongdungwa. Keuih mhhaih hohk Yahtbunwa; keuih cantoneee Yingmahn. Please upgrade your browser to a more recent version. I a Basic Con- versation to be memorised, II Notes, III Pattern Drills, structural drills of the type in which the teacher’s cue is the stimulus fer the students’ response, IV Conversations for Listening, a listening comprehension section, and V Say it in Cantonese, English to Cantonese practice, much fsii it in conversational question-answer form, in which students activate what they have learned in the lesson.

Neih haih mhhaih Are you a Cantonese?

My name is Ho. Another example, from a headline in a newspaper: Keuihdeih sik cantonsse gong Gwokyuh a? Respond according to the pattern of the example.