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Low consonants tones

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The Thai language has five tones, neutral tone, low tone, the falling tone, high tone and rising tone.
The same syllable with a different tone will sometimes radically different meanings.
A good understanding of tone is a prerequisite to learning capital of the Thai language.
Before detailing the rules governing the tone of a syllable, I offer a record of these five tones.
Listen and repeat, make sure you understand the difference between these five tones is crucial.


 

1. Initial consonant + long vowel = medium tone

naa nguu maa reuua
Paddy field
Snake Come Ship

 


 

2. Initial consonant + short vowel = high tone

lae kha phae la
And Yes (female) Goat Each

 


 

3. Initial consonant + short vowel + final consonant k, p, t = high tone

khit nok wat lehk
Think Bird Temple Small

 


 

4. Initial consonant + short vowel + final consonant ng, n, m = medium tone

wan long yoong khoon
Day
Move down
Mosquito
You

 


 

5. Initial consonant + long vowel + final consonant k, p, t = falling tone

tchaawp maak yaak phuut
Like
Lot
Difficult
Say

 


 

6. Initial consonant + long vowel + final consonant ng, n, m = medium tone

naan ngaan thiian riian
Long time
Work
Candle
Learn

 


 

7. Initial consonant+ any vowel + accent

Falling tone
High tone don't exist
don't exist


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