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By Benjawan Poomsan Becker

This ebook and CD is designed to aid foreigners maximize their strength in saying Thai phrases and improve their Thai listening and conversing talents. scholars will locate that they've extra self belief in talking the language and will make themselves understood larger. The publication and the CD are made for use together. The path is ordinary, effortless to stick to and compact.

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Rian' (to study) is pronounced as 'lian' 'roof is pronounced as 'loop'. Stress and Tones Thai schools often emphasize reading and writing of English more than speaking and pronunciation. Besides having difficult sounds, English stress and intonation are a challenge. Thai language generally stresses the last syllable of a word. You will notice, for example, that the English name JOHN-ny becomes john-NEE and MA-ry becomes ma-REE. Also, Thai is a tonal language with every syllable having one of five tones, so when Thai people speak English they automatically tend to assign a tone to each syllable.

Sia yiu bon sIa. sia yuu bon sia. sia yuu bon sia. sia yiu bon sfia. sia yuu bon sia. 16. rfroo{uurf,o rdoo{uurfro ritooqjuurdo rdooqjuurtto rfiooqjuurdo rdoorjuurfio The green bowl is turned over in the morning. The white bowl is turned over in the evening. chaam-kiao kwim ch6ao. chaam-kiao kwim kim. trr'rriu'ln{rrir rrl:n:nirdr lmproving Your Thai t1. Pronuncggl giant and then the The big giant chased the small giant' small giant chased the big A-6 6i yak-l6k t6eo vat-t6k s3c 6i v6k-vai' trnrfluqjlcifindr6n udrfinrirdnfllcifrnd[vrqj 18.

When speaking informally, they often drop the 'l' and 'r' clusters completely. : 'kr6p' (particle for male speakers) is pronouced as 'k6p'. 'glip'(to return ) is pronouced as 'gip'. lmproving Your Thai Pronunciation 35 It is very hard for Thai people to say the word "three,,. They either pronounce it as "tree" or simply "tee". When they say that their phone number is "one-nine-four-tee,, please make sure that it is 1943 and not 1940. ) Many Thai speakers change the 'r' sound at the beginning of a syllable to 'l'.

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