0
   

Pronunciation of the word Pǔtōnghuà

 
 
Reply Fri 17 Jan, 2014 02:39 pm
I am pronouncing the word Pǔtōnghuà 普通话/普通話 as [pʰ᷆u˨˩·tʰʊ́ŋ˧˥·xû̯ä˥˩] with the first syllable being pronounced with a 低降调 low falling tone (調值 21). However, I was told that I should pronounce the first syllable with a 低降升调 low falling-rising tone (調值 214) like this [pʰ᷉u˨˩˦·tʰʊ́ŋ˧˥·xû̯ä˥˩].

I do believe I am using the correct tone, but I am learning Mandarin, whereas the person telling me I am wrong is a native Chinese speaker.

I do understand the pīnyīn spelling includes a caron on the first syllable and the caron represents the 3rd tone in Mandarin Chinese. However, since the first syllable is followed by a syllable with a 阴平声 high tone (調值 55), then wouldn't the first syllable be pronounced with a 低降调 low falling tone (調值 21)?
  • Topic Stats
  • Top Replies
  • Link to this Topic
Type: Question • Score: 0 • Views: 1,082 • Replies: 1
No top replies

 
ekename
 
  1  
Reply Sat 18 Jan, 2014 12:35 am
@johnyork,
This is one rendition of the word's pronunciation.

http://www.howjsay.com/index.php?word=putonghua
0 Replies
 
 

Related Topics

 
  1. Forums
  2. » Pronunciation of the word Pǔtōnghuà
Copyright © 2019 MadLab, LLC :: Terms of Service :: Privacy Policy :: Page generated in 0.03 seconds on 10/15/2019 at 03:04:56