Love & Syntax

20 November 2014, TV = 1002.8 hours

Aydeen gives a lesson in love — and syntax — as he expounds upon two statements that, as Aleen says, sound very similar (from สูตรเสน่หา soot saneha, episode 13):

Despite not knowing a fair number of the words used, I understand pretty well what Aydeen is talking about. Context is a big help — I expect the typical lakorn to have certain attitudes toward romantic love (idealization, sentimentality), and by this point I know Aydeen’s character (caring, sincere, not taken in by superficiallity, in love with Aleen).

I also know that Aleen has only recently broken off a relationship with someone she had viewed as perfect husband material and pursued obsessively — without having any real feelings for him. All of which is to say, what Aydeen says comes as no surprise. I can largely fill in the blanks, meaning-wise, left by the missing words — and not get tripped up by the syntactical variation between two statements that ฟังเหมือนก็ดูคล้ายๆกัน.

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