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Khian Thai

Thai Writing Workbook

Khian Thai: Thai Writing Workbook is specially prepared for elementary Thai language classes where the language is initially taught with the use of phonetic symbols. A step-by-step guide to writing Thai, it is based on a thorough linguistic analysis and on tested methodological principles. After completing the book, students should have a firm foundation of the Thai writing system.

This workbook was built on a proto-type edition that was used at the National University of Singapore's Thai programme, the world's largest programme of Thai as a foreign languages.

132 pages | 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 | © 2005

Asian Studies: Southeast Asia and Australia

Language and Linguistics: Phonology and Phonetics, Syntax and Semantics

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Table of Contents

A Note on Phonetic Transcription

Part One                     Thai Characters
Part Two                    Thai Writing System
            Lesson 1.         Sounds and Signs
            Lesson 2.         Thai Syllables
            Lesson 3.         Mid Consonants: Initials
            Lesson 4.         Low Consonants: Sonorants
            Lesson 5.         Initial Mid Consonants and Short Vowels
            Lesson 6.         Final Mid Consonants
            Lesson 7.         Tones in Standard Thai: Default Tones
            Lesson 8.         More on Low Consonants
            Lesson 9.         High Consonants
            Lesson 10.       Initial High Consonants in Dead Syllables
            Lesson 11.       Special High Consonants
            Lesson 12.       Tones and Tone Marks in Standard Thai
            Lesson 13.       Initial Mid Consonants and Tone Marks
            Lesson 14.       Initial High Consonants and Tone Marks
            Lesson 15.       Initial Low Consonants and Tone Marks
            Lesson 16.       Consonant Clusters
            Lesson 17.       Diphthongs
            Lesson 18.       Special Vowel Forms
            Lesson 19.       The Regular Irregulars
            Lesson 20.       Pseudo-clusters
            Lesson 21.       Miscellaneous

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