In addition to 11 monophthong vowels, the Vietnamese language has 32 diphthongs and 13 triphthongs. 32 diphthongs: AI, AO, AU, ÂU, AY, ÂY, EO, ÊU, IA, IÊ/YÊ, IU, OA, OĂ, OE, OI, ÔI, ƠI, OO, ÔÔ, UA, UĂ, UÂ, ƯA, UÊ, UI, ƯI,UO, UÔ, UƠ, ƯƠ, ƯU, UY 13 triphthongs: IÊU/YÊU,
The Vietnamese language has 11 monophthong vowels: i, ê, e, ư, ơ, â, a, ă, u, ô, o. These basic vowels comprise a significant element in Vietnamese pronunciation system. Therefore, learning how to say these is the VERY FIRST STEP in getting to know the language. In this video, Mr. Phi
What are consonants? Consonants, phụ âm, are produced by obstructing the flow of air through the vocal tract in some manner. The place of articulation of sounds indicates where the obstruction takes place and the organs involved. How many initial consonants are there in Vietnamese? There are 23 initial consonants in Vietnamese.
Vietnamese is a tonal language. The meaning of each word depends on the “tone” in which it is pronounced. There are six distinct tones in the standard northern dialect. But in Southern Vietnamese, there is a merging of the hỏi and ngã tones, in effect leaving five basic tones.