Lesson 5

Middle Class Consonants: , , ,

Reading

This lesson looks at regular middle class consonants. We've already encountered three of them: , and . Here are four more:

CharacterPronunciation1NameMeaning2Notes
/t//tɔɔ tàw/TurtleDiffers from by the notch in the top
/b//bɔɔ bayˑ​máay/Leaf 
/p//pɔɔ plaa/Fish 
/c//cɔɔ caan/Plate 

Click on "Play" to practise reading words using the new middle class consonants. All are pronounced with a mid tone.

Here are some slightly longer words to practise reading. Remember that syllables starting with a high class consonant will have a rising tone.

Writing

Here are some notes on each of the characters in this lesson:

CharacterNotes
Drawn exactly the same as , apart from the notch at the top.
 
Drawn exactly the same as , apart from the extended right vertical.