tone sandhi

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Examples

Mandarin:
Nominal (dictionary) tones: Nǐ hǎo ma? Wǒ hěn hǎo.
Actual tones: Ní hǎo ma? Wǒ hén hǎo.
The third tone (ǎ) becomes the second tone (á) when another third-tone syllable follows.

Noun[edit]

tone sandhi (uncountable)

  1. (phonology) The change of tone that occurs in some tonal languages when certain tones are pronounced successively.

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