Tag Archives: Thai letters

ต เต่า กับ ร เรือ

27 July 2015, TV = 1172.6 hours

AUA: total class time = 2189 hours; taking reading/writing level 2

advanced class = 1202 hours; reading/writing classes = 49 hours

หยุดตรวจ Thai sign by thaiwithoutstudy.wordpress.com continued…

กขฃ — Writing Out The พยัญชนะไทย

27 October 2014, TV = 903.4 hours

So as I mentioned in a recent post, I’ve been occasionally practicing writing out the Thai letters.1 It’s really not that difficult, both because I’m already so familiar with them just from constantly looking at Thai writing over the last three years, and also because they’re really not all that complicated. I think that overall, the Thai letters are a bit more “frilly” or baroque than the Roman alphabet used by English — but (with a few exceptions) not by all that much. continued…

More กขฃ: Fun ‘N’ Games With พยัญชนะ — And สระไทย Too

23 October 2014, TV =  897.5 hours

Screenshot of the Thai vowel game from กอไก่ (ก-ฮ)(สระไทย) ฝึกอ่านไทย APP

Screenshot of the Thai vowel game from กอไก่ (ก-ฮ)(สระไทย) ฝึกอ่านไทย APP

When I started to more actively familiarize myself with the Thai writing system a few months ago, I spent some time on dekgeng.com, and found it helpful for learning the Thai letters1, particularly the game that has you match letters’ written forms with their spoken names, and the chart that lets you click on a letter to hear its line from the เอ๋ย กอไก่ poem/song.2 continued…

Brought To You By The Letter ท

4 October 2014, TV = 884.7 hours

Time for me to take a break from blogging so I can get out of Bangkok and see some parts of Thailand that I’ve not yet been to. But before I go, here’s a คาราบาว (carabao) song with a connection, tenuous as it may be, to the พยัญชนะไทย — the Thai “consonants” which I had  been posting about (see here) before detouring into the world of Thai TV these last couple posts. continued…

กขฃ — Ramble On!

21 September 2014, TV = 847.7 hours

My last post featured some short videos which review the Thai alphabet1 at a fairly brisk clip. But there exist other videos which take a more leisurely, discursive approach to the material. These talky videos take the mnemonic devices associated with each of the letters – person, animal, plant or object – as topics for exploration. continued…