Chinese Pidgin Russian

Chinese Pidgin Russian has been extinct for several decades. The default lect that is described in APiCS is based on written sources; it was typical for speakers recorded in the 1980s. Some senior (over 70 years old) representatives of Siberian minorities can still be considered semi-speakers of Chinese Pidgin Russian, but they live in a Russian-speaking milieu, so their Pidgin is influenced by Standard Russian; it is referred to as the depidginized lect. The number of Pidgin semi-speakers is probably about 30 people now.

No. Feature Value % lect Details Source
No. Feature Value % lect Details Source

Consonants

bilabial
labiodental
dental
dental/alveolar
dental/alveolar
affricate
palato-alveolar
retroflex
palatal
velar
labial-velar
uvular
glottal
plosive/affricatepbtdt͡sd͡zt͡ʃd͡ʒʈɖcɟkgk͡pg͡bqʔ
aspirated plosive/affricatet͡sʰt͡ʃʰ
glottalized stop/affricateɓt͡sʼt͡ʃʼ
nasalmnɳɲŋ
trill, tap or flaprɾ
fricativeɸβfvθðszʃʒxɣχh
lateral/approximantɬlɭjw

Vowels

frontnear-frontcentralnear-backback
high
higher-mid
mid
lower-mid
low

Legend

 Exists (as a major allophone)
 Exists only as a minor allophone
 Exists only in loanwords
 Does not exist
No. Feature Value % lect Details Source