You might do like me, sit in on the Chinese historical phonology
course, [sheng1yun4xue2], which you should be able to find as part of
the 3rd year classes of the Chinese Dept. at your local university
here in Taiwan. I sat in for several years in the front row of many
such classes at three Taizhong universities and their grad. depts.
Anyway, with the perspective of sheng1yun4xue2, all the dialects'
sounds suddenly make sense.http://www.chinalanguage.com
can tell you how characters are
pronounced in different "dialects".
I can't see or type Chinese to Oriented, as Oriented apparently uses
Unicode, and as I don't use IE or Microsoft, I guess I'm stuck with
Big5. Anyway, that's why I don't dare to enter Chinese here. I guess
not as new fangled yet that I should be. I will type sheng1yun4xue2