Tag Archives: writing Thai

ดี part 1: ดีมาก

5 May 2015, TV = 1163.5 hours

AUA: advanced class = 1153 hours, total class time = 2091 hours

Late last year: In a last-minute add-on to my trip, I decided that  instead of going straight back to Bangkok, I’d take a detour to Lamphun, a small city in the north that was the former capital of the ancient, pre-Thai Haripunchai empire (how mysterious!). continued…

A Thai Keyboard And A Half A Song

16 January 2015, TV 1048.1 = hours

AUA: advanced class = 1068 hours, total class time = 2006 hours

I’ve really liked its theme song ever since I saw 1999’s เจ้าสาวปริศนา (jaosao prisana) last year, but the only copy of it I’ve been able to find is this low-fi fragment played over the show’s opening credits:

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Steps Taken Toward Reading Thai: 2014 Summary

5 January 2015, TV = 1034.6 hours

I really enjoy tearing things down in detail, and going into the minutiae of my encounters and collisions with the Thai language. I only get to write about a fraction of the things that I’d like to, and I usually have vague sketches of ideas or even whole posts knocking about in my head. But sometimes it’s hard to get down in words the things that I most want to write about. 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…