Sabiadee Touk Kon In Laos ,I recalled growing up learning our language by practing our hand writing with chalk and small handheld black board (which might be equipvilent to how kindergarteners to day get to use iPad in USA). Later grades we practiced hand writing drills on pages and pages. Reading- class would read out loud all together and once in while we would get a turn to recite a passage in front of the class. This was the hardest part for me. I had to memorize, recited to myself and reheard with my mom at home before big day. That was 30 years ago I am sure things must have changed and much better. Learning becomes easier than before we got many resources to help us learn. I selftaught myself a lot of things and most of the time I learnt from internet and YouTube. On researching how to make flash cards I strumbled upon Kent's website . He is polyglot and he is currently learning Lao. His site has great resources on Lao such as his video -Learning Lao tones and Free flashcards. I admire Kent and people like him who went a great lengh to learn other languages but also like to teach and share their expertise to others. we had some exchanges on learning and teaching Lao a short while ago, which gave me some ideas and inspired of how I hope soon that I would be able to do some video blogs on the lessons.
Here is his Video on tones
Tip is reading each consonents outloud and when they are forming with vowels and tonemarkers. However I was trying to sound any short sounds with the other 2 tonemarkers (ອ໊ ອ໋)They didn't sound right and they just cannot be pronounced I don't know. I just want to simplify the process a bit ,which I don't mean to stop you from learning all the aspects of Languistic. You know what is right for you. These are examples of tougue twisted phrases that are fun and you learn by doing it: ກາກິນກ້ອຍກັດກົ້ນກິນກ່ອນ….. ຂ້ອຍຂື້ນຂອນຂີ້ເຂັບຂົບຂ້ອຍຂາຂ້ອຍໄຂ່ຂ້ອຍຂ້າຂີ້ເຂັບ…. Here is another good one from facebook ຝະລັ່ງ ຊື່
ສົມຈັນ .He is so fun.