Phát Âm Tiếng Việt

+ alphabet
+ syllable (initial + vowel + final) + tone
+ flashcards?

Vietnamese pronunciation is much more difficult than I first anticipated. It is far more difficult than Chinese, and it’s not 100% phonetic to the writing (despite what many teachers claim). There are exceptions to the pronunciation rules, and regional differences that create further confusion.

rounding rhymes, u ô o + m p n t (ng c)*
* must close mouth

Vietnamese uses tones, although it is not considered a “pure” tonal language.