Tag Archives: Vowels

Part 3: Awk-ward

The second Thai vowel we are going to look at is ‘อ’, which is pronounced ‘-aw’ as in ‘saw’, ‘raw’. We can construct the words รอ ‘raw’ to wait รอง ‘rawng’ to support ปรองดอง  ‘bpraawng-daawng’ to reconcile Again we see … Continue reading

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Part 2: Um, an odd-looking vowel

One of the main problems of reading Thai is that the script does not place spaces between words, butrunsallthewordstogether, making it harder to decide where one word ends and the next begins. Luckily, there are several clues we can use, … Continue reading

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Part 1: Introduction to the Thai script

History The Thai script belongs to a large family of scripts emanating from India, known as the Brahmic scripts. Most recently, it derives from the Khmer (Cambodian) script. Its closest relative is the Lao script (just as spoken Lao is … Continue reading

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