Qiang (sout2728-1)

Dialect: Mianchi

Evans, Jonathan. Introduction to Qiang Phonology and Lexicon: Synchrony and Diachrony. 1999.

Consonants (39)

p b t̪ʰ k g q
tsʰ ts dz tʂʰ tɕʰ
{f} s z ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ χ ʁ
m (mʵ) n ȵ ŋ

Vowels (24)

i (i̥) (y) (ỹ) ɨ ɨ̥ u (u̥)
e (e̥) (ẽ) ə əʵ o (o̥) (õ)
ɛ (ɛ̥)
(æ) ({æ̃}) a

Diphthongs (4)

ei̯ ou̯
ai̯ ao̯

Tones (5)

˥ (˥˩) (˧˥) ˧˩ (˩˨)


/ɬ/ occurs for some speakers in [ɬə̀] 'moon'.

"Voiceless vowels occur only on unaccented syllables following voiceless obstruents", and are very rare.

Allophonic rules