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Proper Cantonese pronunciation         
MOVEMENT TO TEACH "CORRECT" CANTONESE PRONUNCIATION IN HONG KONG
Proper Cantonese Pronunciation; Correct Cantonese pronunciation; Proper pronunciation of Cantonese
Starting in the 1980s, proper Cantonese pronunciation has been much promoted in Hong Kong, with the scholar Richard Ho () as its iconic campaigner. The very idea of proper pronunciation of Cantonese Chinese is controversial, since the concept of labeling native speakers' usage and speech in terms of correctness is not generally supported by academic linguistics.
Cantonese         
  • Distribution of Yue Chinese languages in Southeastern China. Standard Cantonese and closely related dialects are highlighted in pink.
  • Street in [[Chinatown, San Francisco]]. Cantonese has traditionally been the dominant Chinese variant among Chinese populations in the Western world.
  • Chinese dictionary from the [[Tang dynasty]]. Modern Cantonese pronunciation preserves almost all terminal consonants (-m, -n, -ng, -p, -t, -k) from Middle Chinese.
VARIETY OF YUE CHINESE SPOKEN IN GUANGZHOU, HONG KONG AND MACAU
Cantonese language; Cantonese Chinese; Cantonese dialect; Spoken Cantonese; Standard Cantonese language; Cantonese (language); Guangdonghua; Guangzhou dialect; Gwongdungwaa; Modern Cantonese; Cantonese (linguistics); Cantonese-language; Standard Cantonese; Canton dialect; 广州话; 廣州話; 廣府話; 广府话; 标准粤语; 標準粵語; Guangzhouhua; Romanization of Cantonese; Cantonese Chinese language; Chinese Cantonese Chinese; Guangzhou Cantonese; 广东话; Guangfuhua; Metropolitan Cantonese; Kwong-fu; Cantonese romanization; Guǎngzhōu huà; Guǎngdōng huà; Cantonese (dialect); Modern Cantonese language; Gwongdungwa; History of the Cantonese language; Cantonese Language; 廣東話; Gwongdung wa
(Cantonese)
1.
Cantonese means belonging or relating to the Chinese provinces of Canton and Kwangtung.
ADJ
2.
The Cantonese are the people who live in or come from the Chinese provinces of Canton and Kwangtung.
N-COUNT: usu pl
3.
Cantonese is the language spoken in the Chinese provinces of Guango, Kwansai, and Hong Kong, as well as in other parts of the world.
N-UNCOUNT
Cantonese         
  • Distribution of Yue Chinese languages in Southeastern China. Standard Cantonese and closely related dialects are highlighted in pink.
  • Street in [[Chinatown, San Francisco]]. Cantonese has traditionally been the dominant Chinese variant among Chinese populations in the Western world.
  • Chinese dictionary from the [[Tang dynasty]]. Modern Cantonese pronunciation preserves almost all terminal consonants (-m, -n, -ng, -p, -t, -k) from Middle Chinese.
VARIETY OF YUE CHINESE SPOKEN IN GUANGZHOU, HONG KONG AND MACAU
Cantonese language; Cantonese Chinese; Cantonese dialect; Spoken Cantonese; Standard Cantonese language; Cantonese (language); Guangdonghua; Guangzhou dialect; Gwongdungwaa; Modern Cantonese; Cantonese (linguistics); Cantonese-language; Standard Cantonese; Canton dialect; 广州话; 廣州話; 廣府話; 广府话; 标准粤语; 標準粵語; Guangzhouhua; Romanization of Cantonese; Cantonese Chinese language; Chinese Cantonese Chinese; Guangzhou Cantonese; 广东话; Guangfuhua; Metropolitan Cantonese; Kwong-fu; Cantonese romanization; Guǎngzhōu huà; Guǎngdōng huà; Cantonese (dialect); Modern Cantonese language; Gwongdungwa; History of the Cantonese language; Cantonese Language; 廣東話; Gwongdung wa
¦ noun (plural same)
1. a native or inhabitant of Canton (Guangzhou), a city in China.
2. a form of Chinese spoken mainly in SE China and Hong Kong.
¦ adjective relating to Canton or Cantonese.