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Hainan Romanized

Hainanese Romanized

Bǽh-oe-tu
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Bible in Hainanese Romanised (Genesis), published by the Bible Society of Great Britain.
Type
Latin alphabet (modified)
Languages Haikou dialect of Hainanese
Creator Carl C. Jeremiassen
Time period
c. 1890 — ?
Parent systems
Pe̍h-ōe-jī
  • Hainanese Romanized

Hainanese Romanized, also known as its local name Bǽh-oe-tu (白話字), is an orthography similar to Pe̍h-oē-jī, and used to write Haikou dialect of the Hainanese language. It was invented by Carl C. Jeremiassen, a Danish pioneer missionary in Fucheng (modern Haikou) in 1881.

Spelling schemes [ edit ]

Consonants [ edit ]

Bǽh-oe-tu Example Pronunciation
b 巴敗包 ʔɓ
m 妈母矛 m
f 抛派炮 f
v 我眉馬 v
t 三知聲 t
d 担待豆 ʔɗ
n 拿乃腦 n
l 拉利漏 l
c 正鳥爭 ts
s 差猜抄 s
j 雅也熱 z
k 交官縣 k
g 傲牙俄 ŋ
kh 摳科區 x
h 偷听花 h

Vowels [ edit ]

Bǽh-oe-tu Example Pronunciation
a ... a
ai ... ai
au ... au
am ... am
ag ...
ab ... ap
ak ... ak
e ... e
eg ...
ek ... ek
æ ... ɛ
i ... i
ia ... ia
iag ... iaŋ
io ... io
iu ... iu
im ... im
in ... in
ib ... ip
it ... it
o ... o
og ...
ok ... ok
... ɔ
u ... u
ui ... ui
oa ... ua
oai ... uai
oag ... uaŋ
oat ... uat
oak ... uak
oe ... ue
... ... ...
... ... ...
... ... ...
... ... ...
... ... ...

Tones [ edit ]

Tonal types Tone Marks Example
陰平

yin ping
none 安天
陽平

yang ping
◌̂ 平人
上聲

shang sheng
◌́ 古女
陰去

yin qu
◌̀ 正變
陽去

yang qu
◌̄ 謝厚
陰入

yin ru
none

(-b/-t/-k/-h)
急七
陽入

yang ru
◌́

(-b/-t/-k/-h)
六十

Sample texts from Hainanese Bibles [ edit ]

See also [ edit ]

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