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Tai Dam Consonants *
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Tones K- X NG- C- ** S- - D~L T- TH- N- B~V
1 - 3 k x g c s r d t q n b
4 - 6 K X G C S R D T Q N B
Tones P- F- M- Y~Z L- V- *** H- ?- ****      
1 - 3 p f m j l v h z      
4 - 6 P F M J L V H Z      
 
* The consonant order, from left to right in vertical pairs (i.e., tones 1-3 & 4-6), follows that found in Tai-Dam, English-Tai Dam Vocabulary Book by Baccam Don, et al., 1989.   Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Company.
** /c/ or /tc/ - similar to English "j" as in "John" in pronunciation.
*** in sylable-initial position, prounouced /v/; /w/ in final position.
****  initial (before vowels) only.  Syllable-final glottal stop is not written and is heard as a final segment (abrupt closure of the glottis) in checked syllables only.
 
Special Words
 
one nfN5
person kon4
title fial
repeat -
 
Variations of Tai Dam Handwriting in Different Geographic places in Vietnam
Comparison of White Tai, Tai Song Dam, and Siamese Thai Scripts
Tai Song Dam Alphabet
Black Tai, Tai Song Dam & Thai Compared (by Thawi Swangpanyangkoon)
 
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