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by johnyork
Fri Jan 17, 2014 6:33 am
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: Pronunciation of the word Pǔtōnghuà
Replies: 1
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Pronunciation of the word Pǔtōnghuà

I am pronouncing the word Pǔtōnghuà 普通话/普通話 as [pʰ᷆u˨˩·tʰʊ́ŋ˧˥·xû̯ä˥˩] with the first syllable being pronounced with a 低降调 low falling tone (調值 21). However, I was told that I should pronounce the first syllable with a 低降升调 low falling-rising tone (調值 214) like this [pʰ᷉u˨˩˦·tʰʊ́ŋ˧˥·xû̯ä˥˩]. I do be...
by johnyork
Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:02 am
Forum: Mandarin language forum
Topic: Chinese names for tones
Replies: 2
Views: 12130

Chinese names for tones

Chinese names for tones When discussing tones with native Mandarin speakers, I use the following names to identify the 5 tones of Mandarin. (1) 阴平声 high, (2) 阳平声 rising, (3) 上声 dipping, (4) 去声 falling, (5) 轻声 neutral This is fine for discussing any of the 5 tones of Mandarin Chinese. However, when I...

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