LANGUAGE EXAMPLE STUDIES



Volume 1 Issue 1


Tones

Something that might well be new to you, but that needs taking note of straight away is tones. Thai is a tonal             
language    and every word or syllable is spoken in a different tone. There are five tones and they are

Mid tone (m)
Low tone (l)
Falling tone (f)
High tone (h)
Rising tone (r)

(The starting letter of each tone will be indicated where necessary throughout the transcription)

Today's Word

The Word Today Is :  Meeting

In Thai:  ประชุม

Transcription of word: Prachum

For closer pronunciation: bpra (L) Choom (M)

Question:

How would you say that next week you had to attend a meeting in Chiang Mai?

In Thai: อาทิตย์หน้าผมจะไปประชุมที่เชียงใหม่

Closest transcription for better pronunciation: aa (m) thit (h)  naa (f)  phohm (r) ja (l) bpai (m) bpra (l) - choom (m) thee
(f) Chiang (m) - Mai (l)

Vocabulary

Week:  (อาทิตย์)  ( aathit )              pronounce as:  aa (m) thit (h)

Next:     (หน้า)        (naa)                pronounce as:  naa (f)

I               (ผม)         (phohm)         pronounce as:  phohm (r)    

Will         (จะ)          (ja)                   pronounce as:  ja (l)

Go          (ไป)          (bpai)              pronounce as: bpai (m)

Meeting (ประชุม)  (prachum)          pronounce as: bra (l) - choom (m)

In             (ที่)           (thee)              pronounce as: thee (f)


Click here for 4 more connected sentences that could be used in conversation or written communication.

Click here for a full Vocabulary list from language examples so far Vocabulary







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