Structure dataset 65: Chinese Pidgin Russian

This language is described more fully in survey chapter 65.

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