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Zhang and Yang (2007:97) has an interesting remark on consecutive neutral tones within certain three-character words (三字組詞): 輕聲若同時出現在三字組詞的後兩個音節上,第二個音節的輕聲調型要根據第一音節的聲調變化,如同二字組的輕聲音節;但第三個輕聲音節一律都讀得短低,調型向下,類似模糊的去聲。如: (Translation) Should both of the latter two syllables within a three-character word possess the neutral tone, then the pitch of the neutral tone in ...


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I discussed quasi-neutral tones in the fifth point of my answer to another question here. Salient points include: Usually, a stress is placed elsewhere in the sentence. Such words (edit: usually frequent words / function words, i.e. 虛詞) are therefore weakened in their presence. See the three examples in my orginal answer for more details. The tone sandhi is ...


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All neutral tone characters after the first neutral tone character are pronounced as the first neutral tone character. Therefore: 真的吗 is 55 2 2 忙着呢 is 35 3 3 好了吗 is 21 4 4 算了吧 is 51 1 1


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