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MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

yao

  1. Nonstandard spelling of yāo.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of yáo.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of yǎo.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of yào.

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

SwahiliEdit

AdjectiveEdit

yao

  1. Mi class inflected form of -ao.
  2. Ma class inflected form of -ao.
  3. N class inflected form of -ao (singular only).