Michael Everson everson at
Mon Oct 6 19:18:04 CEST 2008


To be used to indicate transcriptions in a system of romanization  
approved by the Chinese government.  The first such transcription, for  
Mandarin Chinese, was adopted by the Chinese government in 1958 and by  
the International Organization for Standardization in 1982. The  
salient features of Pinyin as applied to Mandarin Chinese are the use  
of <b p d t g k j q x zh ch sh> for [p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ tɕ tɕʰ ɕ  
ʈʂ ʈʂʰ ʂ] respectively. The subtag zh-Latn-pinyin refers to Hanyu  
Pinyin romanization of Mandarin Chinese. The subtag bo-Latn-pinyin  
refers to Tibetan Pinyin romanization of Tibetan.

Michael Everson *

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