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Learning to Speak the Thai Language

 

About the Thai Language

Thai is the national and official language of Thailand and the mother tongue of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Tai-Kadai language family. The Tai-Kadai languages are thought to have originated in what is now southern China, and some linguists have proposed links to the Austroasiatic, Austronesian, or Sino-Tibetan language families. It is a tonal and analytic language. The combination of tonality, a complex orthography, relational markers and a distinctive phonology can make Thai difficult to learn for those who do not already speak a related language.

Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official language of Thailand, spoken by about 65 million people (1990) including speakers of Bangkok Thai (although the latter is sometimes considered as a separate dialect). Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position somewhere between Central Thai and Isan on a dialect continuum, and may be considered a variant or dialect of either.

The Thai language uses a phonemic alphabet of 44 consonants and 32 vowels. All syllables must contain a vowel sound, but may begin and/or end with a consonant sound. A syllable which ends in a vowel sound is called open, and a syllable which ends in a consonant is called closed. Each syllable is pronounced in one of five tones: mid, high, low, rising, or falling; as a result, speaking correctly creates pleasing melodic patterns which has led the language to sometimes be called a sing-song language by foreigners. Since the alphabet is phonemic (like English but unlike Chinese), it is possible to pronounce a word without knowing it's meaning.

Most Thai words are a simple single immutable syllable; there are no suffixes, declensions, subject-object agreement, or word conjugations. Thai words are assembled into larger forms by aggregation; perhaps because of this, "Thais greatly appreciate puns and double-entendres which, besides enlivening everyday vernacular, spice and propel outrageous dialogue in popular art forms such as folk theatre." In general, Thai grammar is much simpler than Western languages, as particles and other helper-words are sprinkled about to fine-tune the meaning of a sentence.

Some beginning students are intimidated by the initricacies of language used by people of different social class in Thailand. This is not a problem, however, since the rules are quite general, and foreigners may be allowed more leeway, since the effort to speak Thai is widely appreciated. There are many ways to say "I" or "you," for example, but some are only used by royalty, ecclesiastics, etc., so they won't be of concern to the beginner.

Transcription

There is no universal standard for transcribing Thai into the Latin alphabet. For example, the name of King Rama IX, the present monarch, is transcribed variously as Bhumibol, Phumiphon, phuuM miH phohnM, or many other versions. Guide books, text books and dictionaries may each follow different systems. For this reason, most language courses recommend that learners master the Thai alphabet.

What comes closest to a standard is the Royal Thai General System of Transcription (RTGS), published by the Thai Royal Institute only in Thai at . This system is increasingly used in Thailand by central and local governments, especially for road signs. Its main drawbacks are that it does not indicate tone or vowel length. It is not possible to reconstruct the Thai spelling from the RTGS transcriptions.

Thai alphabet

The Thai alphabet is derived from the Khmer alphabet , which is modeled after the Brahmic script from the Indic family. The language and its alphabet are closely related to the Lao language and alphabet. Most Laotians are able to read and understand Thai, as more than half of the Thai vocabulary, grammar, intonation, vowels and so forth are common with the Lao language. Much like the Burmese adopted the Mon script (which also has Indic origins), the Thais adopted and modified Khmer script to create their own writing system. While the oldest known inscription in the Khmer language dates from 611 CE, inscriptions in Thai writing began to appear around 1292 CE. Notable features include:

1. It is an abugida script, in which the implicit vowel is a short /a/ in a syllable without final consonant and a short /o/ in a syllable with final consonant.
2. Tone markers are placed above the consonant just before the vowel sound of the syllable.
3. Vowels sounding after a consonant are nonsequential: they can be located before, after, above or below the consonant, or in a combination of these positions.

Other Thai Dialects

Thai is the national language of Thailand, spoken by around eighty percent of the sixty million residents of the South-East Asian country. Linguists consider it an "uninflected, primarily monosyllabic, tonal language" in the "Ka-Tai group." The spoken language is believed to have originated in the area which is now the border between Vietnam and China, an idea which provides clues to the origin of the Thai people, an area of continued scholarly debate. Linguistically, the language is related to languages spoken in eastern Burma (Myanmar), northern Vietnam, Yunnan, and Laos.

The written Thai Language was introduced by the third Sukothai period king, Ramkamhaeng, in 1283. This writing system has undergone little change since its introduction, so inscriptions from the Sukothai era can be read by modern Thai readers. The writing was based on Pali, Sanskrit, and Indian concepts, and many Mon and Khmer words entered the language.

Within Thailand, there are four major dialects, corresponding to the southern, northern ("Yuan"), northeastern (close to Lao language), and central regions of the country; the latter is called Central Thai or Bangkok Thai and is taught in all schools, is used for most television broadcasts, and is widely understood in all regions. Nowadays, English is also taught in all public schools. There are a few minor Thai dialects such as Phuan and Lue, spoken by small populations. Also within Thailand, small ethnic minority groups (including so-called "hill tribes") account for around sixty languages which are not considered related to Thai.

The four primary dialects of Thai should not be confused with four different "languages" used by Thais in different social circumstances. For example, certain words are used only by Thai royalty, creating a royal language. There are also languages used for religious figures, polite everyday interactions, and gruff or crude communications.

* Isan (Northeastern Thai), the language of the Isan region of Thailand, considered by some to be a dialect of the Lao language, which it very closely resembles (although it is written in the Thai alphabet). It is spoken by about 15 million people (1983).
* Nyaw language, spoken mostly in Nakhon Phanom Province, Sakhon Nakhon Province, Udon Thani Province of Northeast Thailand.
* Galung language, spoken in Nakhon Phanom Province of Northeast Thailand.
* Lü (Tai Lue, Dai), spoken by about 78,000 (1993) in northern Thailand.
* Northern Thai (Lanna, Kam Meuang, or Thai Yuan), spoken by about 6 million (1983) in the formerly independent kingdom of Lanna (Chiang Mai).
* Phuan, spoken by an unknown number of people in central Thailand and Isan.
* Phu Thai, spoken by about 156,000 around Nakhon Phanom Province (1993).
* Shan (Thai Luang, Tai Long, Thai Yai), spoken by about 56,000 in north-west Thailand along the border with the Shan States of Burma (1993).
* Song, spoken by about 20,000 to 30,000 in central and northern Thailand (1982).
* Southern Thai (Pak Dtai), spoken about 5 million (1990).
* Thai Dam, spoken by about 20,000 (1991) in Isan and Saraburi Province.

Many of these languages are spoken by larger numbers outside of Thailand. Most speakers of dialects and minority languages speak Central Thai as well, since it is the language used in schools and universities all across the kingdom.

Numerous languages not related to Thai are spoken within Thailand by ethnic minority hill tribespeople. These languages include Hmong-Mien (Yao), Karen, Lisu, and others.

Standard Thai is composed of several distinct registers, forms for different social contexts:

* Street Thai informal, without polite terms of address, as used between close relatives and friends.
* Elegant Thai : official and written version, includes respectful terms of address; used in simplified form in newspapers.
* Rhetorical Thai: used for public speaking.
* Religious Thai: (heavily influenced by Sanskrit and Pāli) used when discussing Buddhism or addressing monks.
* Royal Thai (influenced by Khmer) used when addressing members of the royal family or describing their activities.

Many Thais can speak at only the first and second levels, though they will understand the others.

Transliteration

The ISO published an international standard for the transliteration of Thai into Roman script in September 2003 (ISO 11940). By adding diacritics to the Latin letters, it makes the transcription reversible, making it a true transliteration. This system is intended for academic use and is hardly ever used in Thailand for the common public.

Grammar

From the perspective of linguistic typology, Thai can be considered to be an analytic language. The word order is Subject Verb Object, although the subject is often omitted. The Thai pronominal system varies according to the sex and relative status of speaker and audience.

Alphabet, tones, and grammar

The Thai alphabet uses forty-four consonants and fifteen basic vowel characters. These are horizontally placed, left to right, with no intervening space, to form syllables, words, and sentences. Vowels are written above, below, before, or after the consonant they modify, although the consonant always sounds first when the syllable is spoken. The vowel characters (and a few consonants) can be combined in various ways to produce numerous compound vowels (diphthongs and triphthongs).

Unlike the Chinese language, Thai is alphabetic, so pronunciation of a word is independent of its meaning (English is also an alphabetic language). On the other hand, Thai is tonal, like Chinese and unlike English. This means that each word has a certain pitch characteristic with which it must be spoken to be properly understood. The Thai language uses five tones: mid, low, high, rising, and falling.

Each syllable, consisting of one or more consonants and a simple or compound vowel (possibly inherent or implied, and thus not written) has a "default" tone determined by several factors, including the type of consonant(s) present (consonants are divided into three classes for this purpose). The syllable's tone can be modified by one of four tone marks. Some people incorrectly assume that the tone marks identify all necessary tones, or perhaps force certain tones, but neither of these is correct. Actually the final tone of a syllable is determined by the tone mark in conjunction with the type of syllable, as determined by the vowel and consonant characters present.

The grammar of the Thai language is considerably simpler than grammar in Western languages, and for many students, this makes up for the additional difficulty of tones. Most significantly, words are not modified or conjugated for tenses, plurals, genders, or subject-verb agreement. Articles such as a, an, or the are also not used. Tenses, levels of politeness, verb-to-noun conversion, and other language concepts are accomplished with the simple addition of various modifying words (called particles) to the basic subject-verb-object format.

Many westerners do not make time to learn written Thai, focusing instead only on speaking. One problem with this approach is that the various reference materials you will accumulate each have a different transcription (phonemic spelling with a western alphabet) scheme, and it thus becomes difficult to recognize connections between your multiple sources of information. Although only you can decide whether to make the extra effort to study Thai script, I think it can provide a valuable and rewarding foundation for continued learning of the Thai language.

 

 

 

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Sompong leads Pheu Thai, to target Prayut in parliament  Bangkok PostPheu Thai members have elected Sompong Amornwiwat their new leader, and the party plans to bring a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Prayut ...

12 July 2019 | 6:19 am

Thai Bistro reopens in Bartlett, six years after closing Downtown and Cordova sites - The Daily Memphian

Thai Bistro reopens in Bartlett, six years after closing Downtown and Cordova sites  The Daily MemphianThai Bistro in Bartlett is the real deal, authentic dishes that deliver a lot of flavor and a bit of bang, too.

12 July 2019 | 5:00 am

Thai central bank takes steps to suppress surging baht - Nikkei Asian Review

Thai central bank takes steps to suppress surging baht  Nikkei Asian ReviewBANGKOK -- Thailand's central bank on Friday introduced measures to keep the baht from further strengthening, now that the mighty currency has become.

12 July 2019 | 3:44 am

Black crabs, tuk tuks and plates of Pad Thai – Miss Grand Thailand costume competition - The Thaiger

Black crabs, tuk tuks and plates of Pad Thai – Miss Grand Thailand costume competition  The ThaigerFrom Wild Boars, black crabs, tuk tuks, plates of Pad Thai and black panthers, the costume designers have not held back in the year's Miss Grand Thailand ...

12 July 2019 | 12:58 am

Watch Yaya Sperbund Do Her Thai Beauty–Inspired Daily Routine - Vogue

Watch Yaya Sperbund Do Her Thai Beauty–Inspired Daily Routine  VogueThe Thai actress and model shares the tricks behind her everyday *fresh*-faced look.

11 July 2019 | 12:00 pm

Thai cave divers to star in film depicting real-life rescue - The Guardian

Thai cave divers to star in film depicting real-life rescue  The GuardianFour divers who took part in the rescue of 12 Thai schoolboys and their football coach after they were trapped in a cave will play themselves in one of several ...

11 July 2019 | 9:12 am

Peaches, mango, melon and cukes meet zippy Thai flavors in this savory salad - The Washington Post

Peaches, mango, melon and cukes meet zippy Thai flavors in this savory salad  The Washington PostOverview Ingredients Steps. Overview. Thai basil, Thai chiles, crushed peanuts and *fresh* mint spark this savory, refreshing salad. [Read the story: The peach ...

11 July 2019 | 9:04 am

Thai Airways staff cautioned after selfies with Thanathorn - Bangkok Post

Thai Airways staff cautioned after selfies with Thanathorn  Bangkok PostThai Airways International president Sumeth Damrongchaitham has reminded staff of the national airline's political impartiality in the wake of online selfies ...

11 July 2019 | 1:01 am

'It reminds me of miracles': fascination endures one year after Thai cave rescue - The Guardian

'It reminds me of miracles': fascination endures one year after Thai cave rescue  The GuardianTwelve months after the dramatic mission to rescue 12 boys and their coach gripped the world, the once-sleepy part of northern Thailand is transforming.

10 July 2019 | 3:05 pm

Phuket health chief probes Aussie 'Pad Thai' parasite complaint - The Phuket News

Phuket health chief probes Aussie 'Pad Thai' parasite complaint  The Phuket NewsPHUKET: The chief of the Phuket Provincial Health Office (PPHO) has ordered his officers to investigate the report by an Australian couple that a Pad Thai dish ...

10 July 2019 | 3:07 am

Couple contracts parasite from food court pad thai meal on Thailand holiday - NEWS.com.au

Couple contracts parasite from food court pad thai meal on Thailand holiday  NEWS.com.auA Perth couple, who built a successful personal wellbeing business, had their own health and happiness ripped from them by a debilitating parasite, that buried ...

10 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Chrissy Teigen's Mom Pepper Thai Is Just as Cool as the Famous Supermodel - Showbiz Cheat Sheet

Chrissy Teigen's Mom Pepper Thai Is Just as Cool as the Famous Supermodel  Showbiz Cheat SheetChrissy Teigen is the epitome of cool but there's one member of her family that is low-key the coolest: Her mom, Pepper Thai.

9 July 2019 | 8:25 pm

Australian couple say pad Thai in Phuket made them 'zombies' - Bangkok Post

Australian couple say pad Thai in Phuket made them 'zombies'  Bangkok PostA couple have made headlines in their native Australia after claiming that a meal of pad Thai they ate at a Phuket food court during a family holiday in 2017 ...

9 July 2019 | 5:25 am

Lee Yeol-eum, South Korean actor faces Thai jail over reality TV stunt - NEWS.com.au

Lee Yeol-eum, South Korean actor faces Thai jail over reality TV stunt  NEWS.com.auA South Korean actor faces up to five years in a Thai jail for catching endangered giant clams in a reality TV stunt, an official has confirmed, despite the show's ...

9 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Thai cave rescue: Where are the boys and their rescuers, one year on? - 7NEWS

Thai cave rescue: Where are the boys and their rescuers, one year on?  7NEWSIt was the story that captivated viewers around the world - now we take a look and see what has happened to the young Thai soccer team and their rescuers.

8 July 2019 | 6:01 am

New Thai restaurant first of its kind for Brisbane - Courier Mail

New Thai restaurant first of its kind for Brisbane  Courier MailA new take on Thai food never seen before in Queensland is set to open in Brisbane.

8 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Korean actress faces Thai jail for endangered clam stunt - Deutsche Welle

Korean actress faces Thai jail for endangered clam stunt  Deutsche WelleDuring filming for a reality TV show, the actress pried open two giant clams that are protected under Thai law. The show's producers have apologized but she ...

6 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Kanga Cup officials reach out to Thai football team to commemorate cave rescue - The Canberra Times

Kanga Cup officials reach out to Thai football team to commemorate cave rescue  The Canberra TimesKanga Cup organisers invited the Thai football team to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the cave rescue.

6 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Thai tomato salad with peanut crumbs - The Guardian

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Thai tomato salad with peanut crumbs  The GuardianMediterranean courgettes and tomatoes take surprisingly well to the Thai papaya salad treatment.

6 July 2019 | 3:00 am

The untold story of how the world learned the Thai cave boys were alive - The Age

The untold story of how the world learned the Thai cave boys were alive  The AgeIt was the rescue mission that transfixed the world. One year later, the lives of those at the centre of the rescue have irrevocably changed.

6 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Man found dead watching horror film in Thai cinema - 9News

Man found dead watching horror film in Thai cinema  9NewsThe Bangkok Post reports he bought a ticket but collapsed before the movie started at The Avenue Pattaya mall cinema. He had been sitting next to a Thai ...

4 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Thai court rejects class action against sugar giant Mitr Phol - Aljazeera.com

Thai court rejects class action against sugar giant Mitr Phol  Aljazeera.comCambodian villagers accuse Thailand's biggest sugar company of stealing their land, something the company denies.

4 July 2019 | 3:00 am

Long Chim Is Closing to Make Way For Ging Thai - Broadsheet

Long Chim Is Closing to Make Way For Ging Thai  BroadsheetIn a blow for lovers of uncompromising spice, chef David Thompson's celebrated Thai diner Long Chim will close its Crown outpost. In its place will open Ging ...

4 July 2019 | 3:00 am

David Thompson's Long Chim Melbourne to be replaced by Ging Thai - Good Food

David Thompson's Long Chim Melbourne to be replaced by Ging Thai  Good FoodLong Chim Melbourne, one of star chef David Thompson's low-key, high-octane restaurants focusing on Bangkok street food, is finishing up at Crown Casino.

4 July 2019 | 3:00 am

New Thai Government May Last Years If It Passes First Major Test - Bloomberg

New Thai Government May Last Years If It Passes First Major Test  BloombergThe first real test of Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha's razor thin majority will be whether his government can pass key legislation such as the January ...

2 July 2019 | 3:00 am

A modern Thai triumph - The Advertiser

A modern Thai triumph  The AdvertiserADD this to Adelaides short list of good noshing options on a Sunday night.

30 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Thai cave rescue: Thailand’s Tham Luang cave now a tourist hotspot - NEWS.com.au

Thai cave rescue: Thailand’s Tham Luang cave now a tourist hotspot  NEWS.com.auOne year on from the extraordinary cave rescue of a Thai boys' football team, the remote area in which they disappeared has become a tourist drawcard thanks ...

30 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Photos| Thai antimilitary activist bashed in the street and left unconscious - NEWS.com.au

Photos| Thai antimilitary activist bashed in the street and left unconscious  NEWS.com.auShocking images are circulating on social media, showing the aftermath of a brutal assault against a well-known political activist in Thailand, this week. Sirawith ...

29 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Doctor pulls living gecko lizard out of woman's ear Thai News - nine.com.au - Pickle

Doctor pulls living gecko lizard out of woman's ear Thai News - nine.com.au  PickleA Thai woman who went to the doctor because of an ear ache, was shocked when the GP pulled a living lizard ...

28 June 2019 | 11:26 am

Weakening Thai Economy Signals Trouble for Asia’s Top Assets - Bloomberg

Weakening Thai Economy Signals Trouble for Asia’s Top Assets  BloombergJune is shaping up to be one of the best months for investors in Thailand as the nation's currency, bonds and stocks outperform in Asia, but the market rally now ...

28 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Thai AirAsia X touches down in Brisbane - Australian Aviation

Thai AirAsia X touches down in Brisbane  Australian AviationLow-cost carrier (LCC) Thai AirAsia X has started nonstop flights to Brisbane, with the inaugural *service* touching down on Wednesday. The first flight, operated ...

26 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Farcical Thai election prepares future crises - In Defence of Marxism

Farcical Thai election prepares future crises  In Defence of MarxismA massive ten-and-a-half weeks after Thailand's first general election since 2014's military coup, the leader of said coup, Prayut Chan-o-cha, was voted in as ...

25 June 2019 | 5:21 am

Buddhist rites for Thai cave anniversary - The Canberra Times

Buddhist rites for Thai cave anniversary  The Canberra TimesThe 12 young Thai soccer players and their coach who grabbed global attention last year when they were trapped in a flooded cave for more than two weeks ...

24 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Hedge fund with Thai billionaire links takes Donaco stake at big price - The Australian Financial Review

Hedge fund with Thai billionaire links takes Donaco stake at big price  The Australian Financial ReviewThere's another twist in the battle for control of ASX-listed Cambodian casino operator Donaco International. It appears a hedge fund involving Thai billionaire ...

24 June 2019 | 3:00 am

The woman behind Chat Thai's secret ingredients - The Australian Financial Review

The woman behind Chat Thai's secret ingredients  The Australian Financial ReviewThai food queen Palisa Anderson sources holy basil, kaphrao and banana bells from her own farm. They make their way to top restaurants and her Chat Thai ...

24 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Thousands mark anniversary of Thai cave rescue one year on - SBS

Thousands mark anniversary of Thai cave rescue one year on  SBSSome of the Thai cave boys and their coach have marked the anniversary of their incredible survival story with a local marathon.

24 June 2019 | 3:00 am

Thai soccer team honours rescue from cave one year on - Daily Telegraph

Thai soccer team honours rescue from cave one year on  Daily TelegraphThe Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave for more than two weeks is commemorating the first anniversary of the in... Related Videos ...

23 June 2019 | 4:25 pm

Thai soccer team marks cave anniversary - SBS

Thai soccer team marks cave anniversary  SBSMembers of the Thai boys' soccer have celebrated the anniversary of their rescue from a flooded cave with a marathon in northern Thailand.

23 June 2019 | 3:00 am

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