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Lao Orthography: Savannakhet Tone

Tone is indicated by the class of the consonant symbol and overt tone marking on the syllable. The tones are different for each dialect.

Open syllables
Closed syllables, short vowel (end in [p, t, k, ʔ])
Closed syllables, long vowel (end in [p, t, k, ʔ])
Tone marker

 ່
(any word)
Tone marker

 ້
(any word)
High Consonant Class
rising  ↗
rising ↗
low falling ˩↘
mid ˧
low falling ˩↘
Mid Consonant Class
high falling ˥↘
rising ↗
low falling ˩↘
mid ˧
rising falling ↗↘
Low Consonant Class
high falling ˥↘
mid ˧
high falling ˥↘
mid ˧
rising falling ↗↘



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