I have a question about tones. I don't know the 1-4 standards yet, the book I'm reading uses notations instead for some bizarre reason, after going on about 1-4, it just doesn't use them!
I'm reading about asking people if they're busy, hungry, tired, etc, and responses.
It's the negative response that has me a bit confused.
For are you busy; Bù máng. Now the author said that toneless syllables have a tone conditioned by the tone of the following syllable, but he's given absolutely no help on how to work out what tone it'll be. The examples he has are:
There's nothing about how you work out which tone the Bu will have...
So umm could someone help me?