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Putunghwa Xinpinjin - new Chinese transliteration I created
« on: March 13, 2012, 10:18:37 pm »

Anybody who's studied either the standard Hanyu Pinyin or the older translit system knows that they are awfully bad at doing their job of transliterating. For example, Hanyu Pinyin's syllable coda system is very confusing:

/-ian/ is [-jen] but /-an/ is [-an]
/di/ is [ti] but /si/ is [sz]
/ěr/ is [er] with 3rd tone but /èr/ is [ar] with fourth tone.
and so on...

A transliteration system should be more consistent and easy to learn than this mess! Therefore I was motivated to create 普通话新拼音 or autonymed, Putunghwa Xinpinjin.

Important features:

1. Digraphs are used exclusively for affricates
2. No tone diacritics used
3. One-to-one correspondence with broadly transcribed IPA
4. No special characters

Conversion from Hanyu Pinyin

Since IPA is slow to type out and most Chinese speakers are familiar with Hanyu Pinyin, here is a conversion table:

-u (i.e. du, mu, lu, pu) -> -u
yu, yu- (i.e. yu, yue) -> ü, ü-
-ong (i.e. dong, tong) -> -ung
[s/z/c/sh/zh/ch]i -> -z
-o (i.e. duo, luo, wo; IPA [ɤ]) -> -y
-ou (i.e. dou) -> -yw

Medial glides
-i- (i.e. die) -> -j-
-u- (i.e. duo) -> -w-
-ü- (i.e. lüe) -> -ü-

All unchanged from Pinyin

Initial glides
y- (i.e. ya) -> j-
yu- (i.e. yue) -> jü-

Fricatives & Affricates
sh -> c
zh -> dc
ch -> tc
s -> s
z -> ds
c -> ts
x -> x
j -> dx
q -> tx

Notated with superscripts

All diphthongs are notated Na'vi style  ;)


Pu3 tung1 hwa4 xin1 pin1 jin1 cz4 ji2 gy4 fey1 tcang2 haw3 dy0 xin1 xi4 tung3, jin1 wey2 ta1 bu2 xjang4 han43 pin1 jin1 na4 jang4 bu4 dcwyn3 txüe4.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 08:17:21 pm by Uniltìrantokx te Skxawng »
Previously Ithisa Kīranem, Uniltìrantokx te Skxawng.

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Re: Putunghwa Xinpinjin - new Chinese transliteration I created
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2012, 06:32:47 am »
Kaltxì ma Uniltìrantokx te Skxawng  ...

There are many translit systems for Chinese ...
I started learning Chinese with Hanyu-Pinyin too, and it works quite well ...

If you create your own translit systems, it depends on your mother tongue,
how you will write it ... (this is also a reason, why there are so many translit
systems). If I do it in German, it would look very different to yours, and you
would be confused by it, as I'm confused, reading your system ... :D

I accept the Pinyin, for it is created by chinese people themselves and not
by some foreigner like many other translit systems ...
And I also accept it's irregularities, 'cause they are countable in Chinese language.
After all you have such in any language ... even in English !!!

e.g.: why is "car" = "kar", but is "man" = "män" ...
or the word marmalade which sounds to me as marmeleyd ...

Ok, that also depends on my German background ... but it's just an example
for the existance of irregularities in (nearly?) every language ...

So if you love to create your own new chinese translit system ...
随便你 ( feel free to do so )
But don't be dissapointed, if only a few people will use it ...

E. a.



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