Lao: 6 tones

Discussion in 'Other Languages' started by Johnnypolyglot, Jan 24, 2014.

  1. Johnnypolyglot Member

    American English
    I believe that the Vientiane dialect of Lao has 6 tones. Here are the 6 tones with their Lao name and an example of each. I want to get feedback from Lao language speakers. Please look at my 6 examples and tell me if you agree with the tones I have specified. If you don’t agree, then specify the example you disagree with.

    1 Mid ˧(33) siang saman ex. ຂ່າ [kʰāː]
    2 Low ˩ (11) siang ek ex. ກາ [kàː]
    3 High Falling ˥˧ (53) siang tho ex. ຄ້າ [kʰâː]
    4 Low Falling ˧˩(31) siang tho phiset ex. ຂ້າ [kʰ᷆aː]
    5 High ˥ (55) siang ti ex. ຄາ [kʰáː]
    6 Rising ˩˦ (14) siang chattawa ex. ຂາ [kʰǎː]

    Please answer with your own knowledge.

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