*The Middle Chinese entering tone has a different distribution in the Luoyang Dialect than in Standard Mandarin.
*Tone contours are different from those in Standard Mandarin.
*The retroflex and alveolar fricatives are found in different distributions: retroflex fricatives are often fronted to alveolar fricatives.
*The distinction between and , lost in Standard Mandarin, is maintained.
*The retroflex series is less retroflexed than in Standard Mandarin and slightly more forward.
*The alveolo-palatal series is slightly more backward than in Standard Mandarin.
*Final and in Standard Mandarin are often reared to . For example, 学 is , and 角 is .
*Final in Standard Mandarin is pronounced as or in certain environments.
*Standard Mandarin final nasalizes the preceding vowel in the Luoyang Dialect.
*The -儿 suffix represents .