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Insider/Outsider Accent And Adaptation

12 August 2015.     TV = 1182.9 hours.     AUA: reading/writing classes = 58 hours, advanced class = 1203 hours, total class time = 2199 hours; currently at reading/writing level 2.

In this scene from episode 2 of มงกุฎดอกส้ม (mong kut dawk som) wife number one, addressing her Thai-born son with an obvious mixture of pride and affection, expresses concern that he’s too Thai — this includes his speaking abilities — and that he’s losing his Chinese roots. Note that she speaks Thai with a heavy Chinese accent, whereas he just sounds like a normal Thai.

I’ve heard stories of Americans who settle into a different part of the U.S. than where they were born and, without intending to, end up acquiring the local accent. continued…

Chinese Thai

21 November 2014, TV = 1008.5 hours

Wife number three throwing a fit in Thai with a pretty heavy Chinese accent — in contrast, her servant sounds thoroughly Thai to me; from a scene in episode one of มงกุฎดอกส้ม mong kut dawk som, a lakorn about an ethnically Chinese Thai family: