ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2013

Reexamine the sandhi rules and the merging tones in hakka language

Shao-ren Lyu, Ho-hsien Pan

This paper tried to probe the merging tones and the application of sandhi rule for unchecked tones (/24/[33] and /33/[33]) in Hailu variety of Hakka language. Generally speaking, the sandhi rule was applied in both the younger (under 30) and the older (above 50) groups. Tone merging phenomenon (/24/[24] merging toward /33/[33]) was not found in the older group. Yet, the merging phenomenon was found in the younger group. The sandhi rule for /24/ and /33/ was not observed in most of the young speakers. It is proposed that the /24/ and /33/ tones were undergoing sound change by the younger generation.


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-85

Cite as: Lyu, S.-r., Pan, H.-h. (2013) Reexamine the sandhi rules and the merging tones in hakka language. Proc. Interspeech 2013, 287-290, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2013-85

@inproceedings{lyu13_interspeech,
  author={Shao-ren Lyu and Ho-hsien Pan},
  title={{Reexamine the sandhi rules and the merging tones in hakka language}},
  year=2013,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2013},
  pages={287--290},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2013-85}
}