Taiwanese Romanization System
In TRS, r denotes dialectical vowels such as found in han-tsîr (hancii), (also in lauxsw), 螺 lêr in zhanlee. Lukang, Sanxia, Taipei, Kinmen, Magong, Hsinchu tend toward Quanzhou pronunciation, and will be the dialect areas tending to use these vowels. Lukang also has 6th tone vowels (see Logkarng-khviw), and there is also tone 9: a̋, as in bua̋-kín (bøo-iaokirn).
|Tâi-lô||IPA||Bopomofo||Description||Example|| # Entries |
|ir||ɨ||ㆨ||close central unrounded vowel, between i and u||hii, hancii, lauxsw||56|
|er||ə||ㄜ||Schwa / mid central vowel||zhanlee||~90|
|ee||ɛ||ㄝ||open-mid front unrounded vowel, between a and e||(see 廈門)||0|
|ere||əe||Schwa + e, exclusive to Samkiab||hoefkef, zuykef||35|