Toward Better Tones in Natural Speech

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Submitted by Olle Linge on 01 March, 2014 05:45

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This article describes the basics of way to teach tones that is different from the traditional way mainly in that the third tone is no longer described as a falling-rising tone (since that is rarely the case in natural speech). I fully support this view and find it much more useful than the traditional one. There is an article about this on Hacking Chinese too: Learning the third tone in Chinese.


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