Solitary Flower (surrealkitten) wrote in linguaphiles,
Solitary Flower

Does Chinese really distinguish aspirated consonants?

I just read in wikipedia that Mandarin has "no voiced initials" and then saw, under their article about Mandarin phonology, that what pinyin describes as "d" is apparently an aspirated /t/.
That really contradicts my experience with the language. Am I missing something?

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