Tone exercises for Vietnamese on the web?

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Tone exercises for Vietnamese on the web?

Postby Anatoli » 2010-02-02, 0:52

Are there any good tone exercises on the web? I find Vietnamese tones much more difficult than Chinese (Mandarin). I've got some recordings but they are too fast.
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Re: Tone exercises on the web?

Postby Kasuya » 2010-02-02, 4:27

Here is a guide to the pronunciation. Personally I found it way too tedious but maybe it will work for you.

http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/modules/vi/pmod/practical/index.html

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Re: Tone exercises on the web?

Postby Anatoli » 2010-02-02, 4:48

Kasuya wrote:Here is a guide to the pronunciation. Personally I found it way too tedious but maybe it will work for you.

http://www.coelang.tufs.ac.jp/modules/vi/pmod/practical/index.html


Thank you - cảm ơn, I will listen at home (posting from work).
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Re: Tone exercises on the web?

Postby Tenebrarum » 2010-02-02, 10:35

Anatoli wrote:I find Vietnamese tones much more difficult than Chinese (Mandarin).

On the bright side, Vietnamese doesn't have that tone sandhi stuff.
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Re: Tone exercises on the web?

Postby Anatoli » 2010-02-02, 23:30

Draven wrote:
Anatoli wrote:I find Vietnamese tones much more difficult than Chinese (Mandarin).

On the bright side, Vietnamese doesn't have that tone sandhi stuff.

Thank you, Draven. I don't think I have problems with Chinese tones, including tone sandhi. Admittedly, tone sandhi can cause some problems for beginners. I assumed that learning one tonal language after another would be a breeze but I was wrong. I am not fluent in Mandarin, though but I can support a short conversation and read out loud and I speak slowly. I do make mistakes in tones when I try to speak a bit faster.

In my opinion, Vietnamese tones are more complicated than Chinese Mandarin, Thai and Burmese, especially for a European. I don't know any Burmese but I read about it. I am also exposing myself to a bit of Thai. Unlike Vietnamese some people manage to speak toneless Thai and be understood (in many cases), as not each word has tone differences.
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