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Pronunciation of liù and flat tones

The audio for liù sounds like viù. Is this an "l" sound, or does the "l" in the word become a "v" sound in this instance?

Also, are the words with the flat sound, like bā, pronounced with the entire "word" in the higher register, not just the "a" sound? It seems like it would be a huge difference in a sentence for all the "letters/sounds" in one word being in a higher register from the other words. It's not exaggerated?

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November 23, 2017

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