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On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 11:53:06AM -0400, Roger Mills wrote:
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> Most Chinese loans in Indonesia seem to come from Southern Chin. dialects--
> do they have /-N/ for Mand. /-n/ ?  Or voicing of the initial?

I don't know about /-N/, but Hokkien frequently has nasalized vowels where
Mandarin has /-n/. E.g. Mandarin /huang2/ -> /~oui/; /san1/ -> /s~ua1/,
etc..


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