A little guided tour of the variety of citation tone shapes in the Wu dialect area - in particular the variety in phonation type and tone contour. The data are colour-coded, which enables you to hear the tones the same words are said with in different dialects.
Start at the top and travel clockwise, ending in Shanghai. Mouseover the site name on the map to read about the site. To view the tonal acoustics and listen to the corresponding audio, click on the site name to open its window, and expand the window to view. It is a good idea, if you can, to keep the individual dialects' windows open to compare and contrast their tones. If you do that, you can get an idea of the variety of tonal shapes by focussing on how the tones plotted in black are said in each dialect (these are reflexes of the Middle Chinese Yinshang/IIa tone).