Native Phonetic Inventory: lao

These are the sounds found in most native lao dialects: There are also sounds not on the chart, shown below.

other sounds: labio-velar voiced central approximant [w]; aspirated counterparts for /p/, /t/, /k/; labialized versions of most consonants; palatalized trilled /r/ in loan words; 3 diphthongs; 6 tones.

Adapted from: English Language Services, Inc. (1966); Morev, L. N., et al. (1979).