Judeo-Chinese

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Judeo-Chinese is a descendant of Middle Chinese adopted by Chinese Jews, written in a version of the Hebrew alphabet and incorporating Hebrew loans. Like other Chinese varieties, it is a tonal language and is unintelligible to speakers of other Chinese lects.

It is aesthetically inspired by Icelandic and Sami.

zjöttvæ /zjøhtwai/ "absolute"

ynggvang /yŋkwæŋ/ = glory

Phonology

Initials

Tonality

Sample texts