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Archive for November, 2012

Mnemonics to Remember Thai Classes Posted by on Nov 26, 2012

If your vocabulary level is decent, there is a mnemonic (นีโมนิค nee1moo1nik4) trick to help you remember which consonant belongs to which class. In the following sentences, the first consonant of each word is one of that class.

Low Class Consonants (LCC) Posted by on Nov 25, 2012

We will finish with the hardest consonant class – the Low class consonants (LCC). More than half of all Thai consonants are of the low class. If you had already memorized the High and Mid classes, you would automatically know that any other consonant is of the low class.

Mid Class Consonants (MCC) Posted by on Nov 20, 2012

As mentioned in the previous two posts, when considering the spelling of a word in Thai, the consonant class influences the tone of the word. There are three consonant classes: low, mid, and high. We will continue with the Mid class consonants (MCC) because I believe it is the next easiest of the three.

High Class Consonants (HCC) Posted by on Nov 16, 2012

As mentioned in the previous post, when considering the spelling of a word in Thai, the consonant class influences the tone of the word. There are three consonant classes: low, mid, and high. We will start with the High class consonants (HCC) first because I believe it is the easiest of the three.

Matching Thai Spelling with Thai Tones Posted by on Nov 15, 2012

For the next several posts, I will be going over how to identify the tone of a word based on the spelling of the word.

Plant Vocabulary Word Match Posted by on Nov 13, 2012

In the previous blog post I talked about Thai plant vocabulary and how to use these words in sentences. This post will help give you practice with those words, as well as reading and spelling them.