Lesson 9


The goal of this nineth lesson is to read two Lao vowels, xັຍ 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.
ເຈຍ ນົກ ແລະ ໜູ ແມ່ນ ສັດ ປ່າ 
Bats, birds, and mice are wild animals

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: ເຈຍ(bat), ນົກ(bird), ໜູ(mouse), ສັດ(animal), ປ່າ(forest), ເມຍ(wife), ເບຍ(beer), ສໍ(pencil/pen),
ສີ(color), ປີມະເມຍ(year of the horse)
verbs: ແມ່ນ(to be), ຕີເປັຍ(to slap), ເສຍ(to loose), ເລຍ(to lick), ມາ(to come), ຫາ(to find), ສີ(to rub),
ມີ(to have), ຕີ(to hit)
preposition: ແລະ(and)
adjective: ໂຕ(big)
adverb: ພໍດີ(just right)
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