Tibetan Tones

In Standard Tibetan, there are two tones: high and low.  About half of the consonants carry an inherent tone of high or low.  A number of the letters, essentially, a high-toned version and a low-toned version.   For example, Khá (ཀ) is pronounced /kʰa/ with high tone, whereas Gà (ག) is actually the same pronunciation  /kʰa/ with low tone.

However, in the usage of the language, there are four tones:  high, high-falling, low-rising, and low.[1]

high level: si˥      (5)
high falling: si˥˧    (53)
low rising: si˩˧      (13)
low level: si˩        (1)


1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:IPA_for_Tibetan


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