This paper analyzes Xiamen tone sandhi; this is the Southern Min dialect of Quanzhang, and is much simpler than what is given in that Wiki page. This is also the case most widely discussed in the phonological literature.


Thai and Lao are prime areas of exploration for the interface of lexical and post-lexical tone phonology. There does seem to be a lack of tone sandhi in the same way that many varieties of Chinese, such as Standard Mandarin or mainstream Xiamen (Amoy) & Taiwanese Hokkien / Southern Min have. But Lao does have some interesting features in its synchronic ...


"Tone sandhi" is a vague terms so without a definition of what it is, I don't see any way to know. The term is usually used to refer to phonological changes of category that apply at the phrasal level. Every phonological object is subject to some contextual micro-adjustment (e.g. coarticulation), but not all such processes are fully phonological. ...

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