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The authors consulted Thai speakers interested in passing on the language, to find out what makes it tick. I hestitate to call it a mistake as it doesn’t seem to be an error, but it seems to be a difference or omission grammqr between the translations of Thai, English and Thai in the Roman alphabet.

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Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai by James Higbie

Danish Haziq is grammqr reading it Feb 09, By roberta Started December We use cookies to give you the best possible experience. Will added it Nov 05, This can be different from their value in written Thai, and in fact the authors change the Thai spelling jamez 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!


Azenith added it Oct 22, Please keep in mind that this book is probably not something one would read like a traditional novel or story; it’s a reference book, for the most part, and most readers will likely use it that way. Roy Sim marked it as to-read Mar 19, But overall, it’s a very good learning tool.

Posted February 21, Paperbackpages. Overall, it’s a wonderful book and a great resource for people interested in the modern Thai language. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By webfact Started 16 hours ago. Over the course of using the book, I have seen at least one discrepancy.

Posted February 21, edited. I wish that book was available in an ebook format but it’s not.

There’s a link on the site to a. Michelgeneva marked it as to-read Feb 03, Nicholas Westley is currently reading it Mar 14, refersnce The example sentences are abundant, but they are only written in Thai, pronunciation a very idiosyncratic way which is hard to get used to; far from phonetic and English translation.


Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai

Futoon rated it it was amazing Dec 14, hibgie 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. I didn’t find anything. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? My take on it is that it is useful, but some constructions are not quite natural Thai, and the translations will seem a little contrived – but dont get me wrong though – it IS a good reference work to have on your shelf.

The authors analysed examples of spoken and colloquial Thai, then came up with their own examples to illustrate how sentences are built. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

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