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Originally Posted by jsharr
Okay, ya can't leave us hanging. We all gotta know how to say raptor in Chinese? Out with it man.
Toronto Raptors: 多伦多猛龙队
But Chinese is a "tonal" language, kinda sing-songy, so each syllable has to be pronounced in the right tone or it will be incomprehensible.
1st tone: high, flat (Like "ummm...." when deciding between chocolate and strawberry)
2nd tone: rising (The "you" in "Who? You?")
3rd tone: dips down and then rises a bit (Said in low voice when asked who cheated on the test: "Me.")
4th tone: sharp downward tone (The "no" in "For the last time...no!")
With that explanation out of the way, the pronunciation of Toronto Raptors in Chinese with the proper tones indicated would be: