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two rising tones in Thai I'd like to ask if in Thai there is a similar phonetic phenomenon which happens in Chinese: when the word has 2 rising tones, the 1st one is transformed into high tone. The most commonplace example in Cninese would be 你好 niˇ haoˇ→ ní haoˇ. For instance, if we take ของเขา or สองสามปี, what tones would be used? I still don't know any one-word examples of 2 rising tones (if they are possible in Thai).
Jun 19, 2013 12:07 PM
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as i speak chinese near to a Native level . i can say that Thai don't have the question that you ask: 3 tones + 3 tones first 3 tones Must change to 2 tones, also the word 不 is change too when combined with 3tone and 4 tone. however, as you know Thai tones don't change according to the word following. but Thai, word do change tones in some conditions. all the Thai alphabets devided into 3 group, 1) high tone alphabets 2) medow tone alphabets 3) low tone alphabets so, keep in mind, the 2)group always the same, they can make 5tones in THai, but the 1) and 3) groups alphabets some can't match 5 tones, so the tricky is here, they will not read as the tone appeared. this is conpricated topic, even Many for many thai. but, it is not too hard. take your times :) good luck , sabasibo
June 20, 2013
Hi, In Thai, we have 5 tones and it doesn't depend on those combination. It depends on tone mark (กา ก่า ก้า ก๊า ก๋า) Also, the sound of these tone mark can be different. It depends on the consonant. Quite hard right? Sorry for my bad English and hope this helps :)
June 19, 2013
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