Voiceless Unaspirated Stops

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Thai Language - History - Old Thai
... Old Thai had a three-way tone distinction on live syllables (those that did not end in a stop consonant) and no possible tone distinction on dead syllables ... either /p/, /t/, /k/ or the glottal stop that automatically closes syllables otherwise ending in a short vowel) ... voiceless distinction among all fricative and sonorant consonants, and up to a four-way distinction among stops and affricates ...

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