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Archive for March, 2012

Thai Vowel Lengths Affect Pronunciation Posted by on Mar 28, 2012

In previous posts I have covered Thai tones, emphasizing the importance of learning them early and pronouncing them properly. In addition to the tones, one must also be aware of and properly pronounce the length of each vowel.

Thai Tones, Part 3 Posted by on Mar 23, 2012

Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language. It should only take about a week to learn the tones, but more than a year to really get the hang of them. And then plenty more years before you no longer need to ask what the tone is for a particular word. The tones are extremely important,…

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Thai Tones, Part 2 Posted by on Mar 19, 2012

Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language. It should only take about a week to learn the tones, but more than a year to really get the hang of them. And then plenty more years before you no longer need to ask what the tone is for a particular word. The tones are extremely important,…

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Thai Tones, Part 1 Posted by on Mar 15, 2012

Like Chinese, Thai is a tonal language. It should only take about a week to learn the tones, but more than a year to really get the hang of them. And then plenty more years before you no longer need to ask what the tone is for a particular word. The tones are extremely important,…

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Introduction to Learning Thai, Part 3 Posted by on Mar 14, 2012

For the past year or so I’ve been blogging on beginner and intermediate subjects, assuming everyone is up to speed. For the next month of blog posts I will give an introduction targeted mainly at the ultra-beginners. I will lay out my advice and explain the very very basics.

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