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The Invisible Vowel Rule, part 3 Posted by on Sep 25, 2012

In the first part of this series, I talked about how to determine the vowel when it wasn’t visible. In the second part, I talked about how vowels can change its appearance. In this third part, I will show several more vowels that change it’s appearance.

The Invisible Vowel Rules, part 2 Posted by on Sep 21, 2012

In the first part, I showed how strings of consonants can be pronounced despite not having any visibly defined vowels. I had simplified it as just four easy to remember rules.

The Invisible Vowel Rules, part 1 Posted by on Sep 20, 2012

In English, words are pronounced left to right. You pronounce the first letter of the word first, and the last letter last. But not so in Thai! Vowels are written above, below, to the left, to the right, and even surrounding the consonants. For a beginner it’s an unintuitive concept.