|The goal of this fourteeth lesson is to read two Lao vowels, ເxົາ and xຳ 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: ທຸງ(flag), ເສົາ(pole), ສໍດຳ(pencil), ສໍ(pencil), ດຳ(black), ເຫົາ(lice), ເຕົາ(stove), ເຂົາ(he or she),
ເງົາ(shadow), ເຮົາ(we), ຄຳ(gold/word), ກະເປົາ(wallet/purse), ສຸລາ(alcohol), ຢາເມົາ(tobacco),
|verbs: ເຄົາລົບ(to respect), ເກົາ(to scratch), ຕຳ(to collide), ກຳ(to hold), ນຳ(to lead), ມີ(to have),
ເຊົາ(to rent), ເມົາມົວ(to obsess/addict)
|preposition: ແລະ(and), ນຳ(with)