Tone Class

Some articles on tone, tones, tone class:

Isan Language - Phonology - Tones
... and Lao, problems in understanding can arise as tone is a phonemic feature in all three speech varieties ... Standard Thai has five tones, although Lao dialects have anywhere from five to seven ... might also hear it pronounced with high, mid-rising, or low tone depending on the origin of the speaker ...
Lao Alphabet - Consonants - Consonantal Digraphs and Ligatures
... Because of the first silent component is of the 'high' tone class, all the digraphs and ligatures are also of the high tone class ... Letter Initial position Unicode Tone Class IPA BGN/PCGN LC RTSG ຫງ /ŋ/ ng ng High ຫຍ /ɲ/ gn j ny ny High ໜ or ຫນ /n/ n n High ໝ or ຫມ /m/ m m High ຫຼ or ຫຣ /r/,/l/ r r High ຫຼ or ...

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