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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.

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.

The Special Aw-Ang Letter Posted by on Apr 10, 2012

The most common Thai letter, อ (pronounced aw-ang), is a special character. Remember when you were a kid and you learned that the english vowels are ‘a e i o u . . . and sometimes y’? Well, อ is somewhat like that for Thai. Sometimes it’s a vowel, but sometimes it isn’t. It can…

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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.