twinmatrix Posted January 4, 2016 at 07:54 PM Report Share Posted January 4, 2016 at 07:54 PM My teacher pronounces the neutral tone as if it continues the first tone. e.g. "shenme" the entire word is rising, as if one large second tone. Like "shenme???" But online pronunciations of the word I've found only rise "shen" and then me sounds lower again. Like "shen?me" Actually, some even sound fourth tone instead of neutral tone. "ren2me" sounds like "ren2me4". Tone lowering again during the neutral vowel. Which one is correct? Does the neutral tone extend the first tone? Or should it be separate? If separate, on which height should it be pronounced? 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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