|The goal of this thirteeth lesson is to read two Lao vowels, ໃx and ໄx and to pronounce
them with Lao consonants. You can practice listening and reading by
clicking on the button or the underlined words below.
Listening and Reading
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.
Exercise: On a sheet of paper, write in Lao the words that you hear by clicking on
the speech icons.
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: ກໍໄຜ່(bamboo grove), ໃບໄມ້(leaf), ໃບ(leaf), ໄມ້(wood), ໃຜ(who), ໃຈ(heart), ໃສ(where),
ໃຕ(kidney), ໃດ(which), ໄຫ(stone barrel), ໄຟ(fire/light), ຜົວ(husband), ເມຍ(wife), ຫົວ(head),
ບົວພາ(a girl's name), ໄຖ(plow), ປາ(fish), ນາ(ricefield), ຫົວສີໃຄ(lemon grass)
|verbs: ໄຂ(to open), ໄອ(to cough), ໄຖ(to plow), ໄປ(to go), ມີ(to have), ຖື(to hold), ຫາ(to find)
|adverb: ໄວ(quick), ໄກ(far)
|preposition: ໃນ(in), ແລະ(and)