Talk:琵琶

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No tone on second syllable[edit]

Why is there no tone given for the second syllable of the pinyin? I don't believe that's correct (it should be second tone). 24.29.228.33 18:43, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Although 琶 is second tone as an individual character, when it is used in the compound 琵琶, it becomes a neutral tone, according to the Pinyin Chinese-English Dictionary, which I have added to the references section in the main entry. -- A-cai 22:01, 5 December 2008 (UTC)