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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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They are pronounced as 2-3 but only if they are within the same word boundary. If not, they are still pronounced as 3-3. I have given this example before:(一桶)(柳橙)。桶and柳are both third tone. Because they are in different word boundaries, there is no tone sandhi. They are pronounced as 3-3, or, more accurately, 3h-3h.


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The rule of thumb is the following. When indexing it is yi1. For example 一楼 (first floor) 一声 (first tone) 第一 (the first) 一次世界大战 (World War I) 一来 (firstly) When counting (the same rule as 不) it is yi4 when followed by 1, 2, 3 tone 一呼百应 一毛不拔 一百 一扫而光 it is yi2 when followed by 4 tone 一蹴而就 一气呵成 For others, mostly yi1. For example 统一 均一 敬一丹(name) As a ...


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This is a difficult problem to address, because 等等 apparently fits one of the criteria for neutral tone, but at the same time there is tone sandhi for two conjoint third-tone words. The following attempts to resolve the conflict between the two rules: The pronunciation of 33 words In my explanation below, I use 1 through 4 to indicate the first to fourth ...


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It's pronounced deng2deng3 as in the typical tonal sandhi of two consecutive 3rd tones, like 老板 (lao2ban3). However I wouldn't outright exclude your first suggestion deng2deng0, as it might be pronounced like that in fast speech, or in the middle of a sentence.


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真的是个好问题,我原来总结过一些规律,但可能不靠谱。我感觉是根前后字(组合成的那个字)有关。 比如: 一二三四,读1声 一骑绝尘,读2声 (如果骑读作ji4的话) 一马当先,读4声 我发现,除了"一二三四",如果"一"后面跟4声的词,"一"应该读2声,除了上面的例子还有诸如: 一箭双雕,一泄千里,一世英明…… 如果"一"后面是1声、2声、或3声,"一"应该读4声,诸如: 一帆风顺、一尘不染、一鼓作气、一往无前…… 也不知道准不准,欢迎提出反例。


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The Pinyin for 蒙古 is written like this in ABC: Mẹ̌nggǔ Notice the dot under the letter E, this is an indicator that this word is read with tone sandhi. The tone sandhi rules dictate that meng3 gu3 be read: meng2 gu3 (méng gǔ) Another factor that may add to your confusion is the fact that the standard pronunciation in Taiwanese Mandarin is different. For ...


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(This was originally a part of my answer on another question concerning tone sandhi AND neutral tones. I feel my explanation below on just tone sandhi befits here more. Consider this a slight extension to the accepted answer.) The pronunciation of words consisting of more than two adjacent third-tone characters depends on correct parsing. E.g. 1 老/總統 333 >...


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The obligate tone sandhi for consecutive third-tones are rendered as follows: Phrase Before After 很有品味 3334 2234 很有才能 3322 2322 很有辦法 3343 2343 In particular, the 333 -> 223 change in 很有品味 is explained here. Possible facultative tone sandhi in 很有 in quick speech include: For all 很有XX examples: blurring of tones (quasi-neutral, as explained here; to ...


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Yes, 我很高兴 (wǒ hěn gāo​xìng) in Mandarin Chinese is pronounced in the following tones: 2nd-(half)3rd-1st-4th It's exactly as you wrote. Well done! About tone sandhi, you can find a very simple explanation in Chinese at the following link: https://m.sohu.com/a/360277551_747777/?pvid=000115_3w_a


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No punctuation 李组长想请尹小雨买两把小伞给老鲁雪伟。


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老闆你好,請你給我兩碗炒米粉,晚點我想請我女友。 all is 3rd tones


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Is it correct to pronounce a (3-3) as (3h- 3h) or it must be pronounced (2-3) anyway? No, it would be wrong. It must be 2nd-3rd. In some places is quite common 2-3h, but never 3h-3h.


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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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