Lesson 12


The goal of this twelveth lesson is to read two Lao vowels, x and x and to pronounce them with Lao consonants.    You can practice listening and reading by clicking on the button or the underlined words below.
ຢ່າ ເວົ້າ ຄຳ ເພິ
do not speak dirty word

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.


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: ຄຳ(word/gold), ເພິ(dirty), ເປິເປື້ອນ(dirty/messy), ຖ້ວຍ(bowl), ເຝີ(noodle), ເບີ(butter),
ສະເອິ(hickup), ຝາ(wall)
verbs: ຢ່າ(don't), ເວົ້າ(to say), ເປິ(to paste), ລະເມີ(to dase), ມາເດີ(come-on)
adverb: ເຜີໂຕ(un-aware)
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