The second tone mark, written ◌้, is known as /máyˑthoo/. Like the first tone mark, it is primarily used with live syllables. The tone produced is: for high and mid class consonants, falling; for low class consonants, high.
Updating our tone rule table:
|Short Vowel||Long Vowel|
Now try reading these words, paying particular attention to the tone:
And now some slightly longer words, mixing syllables with tone marks 1 and 2.
And finally some other words using tone mark 2.
|tm2||Start by drawing the loop clockwise.|