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Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai

Pattarapong rated it it was amazing Oct 01, My take on it is that it is useful, but some constructions are not quite natural Thai, and some translations will seem a little contrived – but dont get me wrong though – it IS a good reference work to have on your shelf. I have been fortunate to meet two co-authors in very different places, and with their help produce books on two very different topics: PK rated it really liked it Feb 14, Each point is illustrated with characteristic sentences hgibie in both Thai script and romanized Thai, with easy-to-read phonetics and tone symbols for improved pronunciation.

Want to Read saving…. Colinneil the new POTY! The book presents clear explanations of advanced Thai structure, illustrated with examples of typical Thai speech. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. By Scott Started 2 hours ago.

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May try emailing them, if I can find a contact email. You need to be a member in order to leave a comment. Description Written to meet the need of students and teachers of the Thai referencw for information on the more advanced sentence structure of the language.


This can be different from their value in written Thai, and in fact the authors change the Thai spelling of some words, given in their examples, to show the way the words are pronounced kao, for he, has a high tone in spoken Thai but rising tone in written Thai in cases where this differs from the written version!

These sentences are not stuffy, old-fashioned grammar examples, but are instead samples of typical, idiomatic spoken Thai. Worst Joke Ever Create an account or sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community.

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It should be welcomed by anyone learning the language past beginner level. The goal here is to compile these resources, align them, and make them searchable, but sealang doesn’t do any of the generating of the translated content itself.

By webfact Started December 3. Adi rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Roxy rated it it was amazing Mar 06, Mezzie rated it it was amazing Nov 03, The book will be welcomed by anyone learning the language past the beginning level and is an essential reference work for libraries and universities with an interest in Asia.

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Agust marked it as to-read Mar 11, Lists refeence This Book. David marked it as to-read Mar 09, Lastly, the fonts, especially for the Thai writing, are quite small. Posted February 22, edited.


Share this post Link to post Share on other sites. Posted February 22, Eythor marked it as to-read Mar 04, Azenith added it Oct 22, Also, explanations are missing, you won’t learn the order of words in a Thai sentence as I had actually hoped forthere are no explanations on the exact situations in what you have to use which different translations, apart from really really brief two-sentence statements that are very vague.

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An introduction to Thai sentence structures or word formation is missing completely, it just throws your right into translations of English collocations and sentence types, so it’s not useful for linguists who want to look up a certain feature in Thai but do not speak the language themselves.

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To ask other readers questions about Thai Reference Grammarplease sign up. After 15 years in the Kingdom, this remains, hands-down, the best grammar reference I’ve seen. Futoon rated it it was amazing Dec 14,