Lesson 14

Tone Mark ◌้

Reading

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:

ClassLiveDead◌่◌้
  Short VowelLong Vowel  
HighRisingLowLowLowFalling
MiddleMidLowLowLowFalling
LowMidHighFallingFallingHigh

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.

Writing

CharacterNotes
tm2Start by drawing the loop clockwise.