In an intermediate level class (B1 or B2 level perhaps / around HSK 5 or 6), several example sentences were used to illustrate some vocabulary. The teacher, a native speaker with fairly standard pronunciation as far as I can tell, was not concentrating on pronunciation or tones. I do not remember them exactly, but they all had a structure similar to:
X could be 品味, or 才能, or 办法 or some other words.
In any case I was struck by hearing 很有 read in these sentences as if the 有 was like a fourth tone. Also I am pretty sure that 很 was quite low; nothing like the second tone that would be expected by consecutive third tones. Which surprised me a bit.
Using tone letter notation, 很有 sounded like this:
- hen (꜐ or ꜑ / 2 or 1 ); short; rather like a neutral tone (轻声).
- you (꜏꜑ / 31 or ꜎꜑ / 41); stressed perceptibly more than 很
I do not think I have seen anything describing this intonation/pronunciation. I would like to know if it has been described anywhere / if it is a commonly observed phenomenon. For 很, perhaps it could be a case of "Quasi-neutral tones in speech to contrast intonation." as mentioned in this answer? But for 有 sounding like a fourth tone, I never saw that described anywhere.
So my question is: what is going on with the intonation/tones for 很有 in this sort of sentence?