In tonal languages, tone names are the names given to the tones these languages use.

Pitch contours of the four Mandarin tones
Pitch contours of the four Mandarin tones
Northern Vietnamese (non-Hanoi) tones as uttered by a male speaker in isolation. From Nguyễn & Edmondson (1998) harvcoltxt error: no target: CITEREFNguyễnEdmondson1998 (help)
Northern Vietnamese (non-Hanoi) tones as uttered by a male speaker in isolation. From Nguyễn & Edmondson (1998)
Thai language tone chart
Thai language tone chart
Tone Thai Example Phonemic Phonetic Example meaning in English
mid สามัญ นา /nāː/ [naː˧] paddy field
low เอก หน่า /nàː/ [naː˩] (a nickname)
falling โท หน้า /nâː/ [naː˥˩] face
high ตรี น้า /náː/ [naː˧˥] or [naː˥] maternal aunt or uncle younger than one's mother
rising จัตวา หนา /nǎː/ [naː˩˩˦] or [naː˩˦] thick

See also

References

  1. ^ Frankfurter, Oscar. Elements of Siamese grammar with appendices. American Presbyterian mission press, 1900 [1] (Full text available on Google Books)