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  1. Checked tone

    A checked tone, commonly known by its Chinese calque entering tone, is one of four syllable types in the phonology in Middle Chinese which are commonly translated as tone. However, it is not a tone in the phonetic sense, but rather describes a syllable that ends in a stop consonant, such as p, t, k, or glottal stop. Note that separating the checked tone allows us to treat -p, -t, and -k as allophones of -m, -n, and -ng respectively because they are in a complementary distribution in which stops appear only in the checked tone while nasals appear only in other tones. Due to the origin of tone in Chinese, the number of tones found in such syllables is smaller than the number of tones in other syllables, and in Chinese phonetics they have traditionally been counted separately. For instance, in Cantonese, there are 6 tones in syllables which do not end in stops, but only three in syllables which do; therefore, although Cantonese only has 6 tones in the sense of 6 contrasting variations in pitch, it is often said to have 9. Final stops, and therefore the checked "tones", have disappeared from most Mandarin dialects, but remain preserved in southeastern Chinese languages such as Cantonese, Min, and Hakka.

How to pronounce checked tone?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say checked tone in sign language?

  1. checkedtone

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of checked tone in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of checked tone in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Images & Illustrations of checked tone

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