tones of 七 and 八
I recall learning (many years ago) that 七 or 八 will become second-tone when preceding a fourth-tone word. I recently found that the native speakers I know do not do this. Am I misremembering? Thanks!
go_manlyAugust 18, 2010, 10:00 PM
Only 一 and 不 change tone in this way. I'm guessing that you probably extended the rule for 一 to 七 and 八 yourself. You would not have learned this.
lujiaojieAugust 19, 2010, 02:16 AM
Yes, 七 or 八 can become second-tone when preceding a fourth-tone word. But I never do this.