˨

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˨ U+02E8, ˨
MODIFIER LETTER LOW TONE BAR
˧
[U+02E7]
Spacing Modifier Letters ˩
[U+02E9]

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˨

  1. (IPA) A symbol representing a (mid-)low tone.

Usage notes[edit]

  • In the illustrations of the IPA Handbook, this letter may come before a word or syllable to indicate prosodic pitch, and after a word or syllable to indicate lexical tone.
  • When this symbol occurs in combination with other tone letters, they indicate the pitch contour of the tone. For example, ˨˨ means a level mid-low tone, and ˨˩˦ means one that begins low, then goes extra-low and ends high.

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