It is closely related to Thai and speakers of Lao are able to understand spoken Thai without too many difficulties.
The Lao alphabet Basics of the language written Lao The Lao alphabet uses a calligraphy derived from that of India and very near to the Thai alphabet we can find in these two languages, similar groups of consonants and vowels, having almost the same pronunciation.
Consonants There exists 34 consonants in the Lao language divided into 3 groups. Each of these groups corresponds to a vocal resonance when the letter is used, with or without tonal accent. Consonants can, at the end of a word, signify a different pronunciation than that shown at the end of the word.
In this way, the "d" at the end of a word, is pronounced "t", the "b" is pronounced "p"and the "v" is pronounced "oua". At the last Lao literature committee, the letter "r", which is a typical symbol of French influence, was removed from the Lao alphabet.
Vowels There exists about 40 vowels, of which there are 12 brief, 7 brief "shortened", 12 long, 3 long "shortened" and 5 special. Of these 36 vowels, 4 are no longer used today as decreed at the last Lao Literary committee.
Tonal accents There exists 4 tonal accents, of which 2 are used all the time and 2 others that only serve as interjections. These accents, give to the syllable that contains them, a different positioning of the voice daccording to whether the consonant is of the first, second or third group The tonal system, according to the 3 groups of consonants, creates 5 tones:An endonym is the name for a place, site or location in the language of the people who live there.
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The Lao alphabet has 26 consonants. Each consonant has a word associated with it to distinguish between a few sounds which have more than one letter, such as "s" and "h" which have two letters each.
These words are used when saying the name of the letter. Learn about the letter E in this alphabet worksheet! Practice writing the letter E then draw and label two objects beginning with the letter E.