Lesson 10


The goal of this tenth lesson is to read two Lao vowels, xົວະ and xົວ and to pronounce them with Lao consonants.    You can practice listening and reading by clicking on the button or the underlined words below.
ພໍ່ຂອງມາລີ ລ້ຽງງົວ 
Maalii's father feeding his cow

Listening and Reading these Vowels.


Practice 1: Reading with Consonants
To find out what tones these syllables have, please click tone.
Some of these syllables do not have meaning attached to them.
NM - no meaning.
The goal is to practice reading and listening.





to lie to persuade NM NM




NM to persuade to lie



 ຂົວ  ງົວ  ຈົວ
NM bridge cow novice monk
 ຕົວ  ມົວ  ນົວ  ບົວ
body blur tasty totus
ປົວ ຫົວ ຕົວ ຈົວ
to cure/fix head body novice monk


Practice 2: Reading Words



1. Dictation Exercise:  On a sheet of paper, write in Lao the words that you hear by clicking on the speech icons.

After finishing the above dictation exercise, click here for the answers.

2.  What tones do you hear?  Rising, Low, Mid, High, High Falling, Low Falling

3.  Which vowel is long, and which is short?



nouns: ພໍ່(father), ມາລີ(a girl's name), ງົວ(cow), ຫົວ(head), ຂົວ(bridge), ຈົວ(novice monk), ຕົວ(body),
ບົວ(totus), ສີ(color)
verbs: ລ້ຽງ(to feed), ຕົວະ(to lie), ຢ່າ(don't), ຍົວະ(to persuade), ປົວ(to cure/fix), ຈະ(will), ມາ(to come),
ຫາ(to find), ຕີ(to hit)
preposition: ຂອງ(of)
adverb: ມົວ(blur), ນົວ(tasty), ແປະ(near)
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