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Intermediate Phonetics

Tone Markers Introduction

Thai uses five distinct tones, flat, low, high, rising and falling. Four tone markers are used above consonants to represent tones, but to determine the correct tone you must use the tone marker in combination with the class (mid, low, high) of the consonant. This lesson builds familiarity with the five tones and each consonant class is explored further in the subsequent lessons.