ntrdude wrote:My current understanding is that there are 37 characters in zhuyin, some of which can be combined to come to a total of 60 sounds, which comprise all the possible sounds in Mandarin, if you include the symbols for the four tones. Is this right?
What is the difference between flat tone and neutral tone? Surely flat IS neutral?
How does pinyin match up with bo po mo fo? I looked this up, but can't make sense of it.
I thought bo was the right romanisation of ㄅ, but according to wikipedia, there is no pinyin for ㄅ. Apparently bo is the pinyin for ㄅㄛ. So if I want to make flashcards for zhuyin, what should I write on the back of the ㄅ card for romanisation?
ntrdude wrote:Why do people call it bo po mo fo then, if those are not the first four sounds?
ntrdude wrote:I think I understand where I was getting confused now. I assumed zhuyin was a syllabary like kana in Japanese. So ㄅ is never used on it's own, only in conjuction with other zhuyin, like in English when we learn the alphabet, we learn B as buh, even though it's never used on its own.
ehophi wrote:I don't know if this exists, but a vocabulary list that just covered one instance of every used initial-final combination in each tone would be cool.
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