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Unofficial Thai course: Lesson two: The Alphabet

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สวัสดี! Welcome to the Unofficial Duolingo Thai course. The previous lesson is here.

In the previous lesson you learned eight letters, six consonants and two vowels.

As I mentioned last time, the Thai consonants are ranked into three classes, low, middle, and high. It is essential to know which class the letter belongs to because it helps when you are learning the tones and pronunciation. All the consonants taught in the last lesson, except for ด (Daaw dèk), are low class consonants.

The alphabet:

ก (Gaaw gài) (G/K) (Middle class consonant)

บ (Baaw bai-máai) (B) (Middle class consonant)

ช (Chaaw cháang) (Ch) (Low class consonant)

ซ (Saaw sôo) (S) (Low class consonant)

-ะ (sà-rà-a) (short A)

  • ิ (sà-rà-i) (short I)

พ (Phaaw phaan) (Ph) (Low class consonant)

ฟ (Faaw fan) (F) (Low class consonant)

-ุ (sà-rà-u) (Short u)

-ู (sà-rà-ū) (long u)

ค (Khaaw khwaai) (kh) (Low class consonant)

ท (Thaaw thá-hǎan) (th) (Low class consonant)

ฮ (Haaw nók-hûuk) (ḥ) (Low class consonant)

ร (Raaw ruuea) (R) (NOTE: The Thai "r" is always trilled) (Low class consonant)

ล (Laaw ling) (L) (Low class consonant)

Words for practice:

ซัก = To wash (clothes)

นิด = Tiny

มัน = It

ฟัน = Teeth

ดู = To watch

มาก = Very

พูด = To speak

Please leave suggestions, feedback, and questions in the comments! :)

-Woof.

December 28, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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Thank you for making this, Woof! You're an amazing member of Duolingo, and your posts always make me smile :)

Also, I know some Thai, so I might be able to help you if you would like, but good luck!!! :D

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Thank you very much :) I would love some help. My Thai isn't perfect yet, and I'm always afraid of making a mistake.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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Thank you! And my Thai isn't perfect either, I just happen to know some from when I visited Thailand a few months ago :D

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Dulcetia, I know this is a very strange question, but did you have a different username/profile on here?

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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This is my first account on Duolingo, which I made about a month or two ago. This was always my username, though :)

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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Also, I'm not trying to be nosy, but it might also be a great help if you uploaded the vocabulary from your excellent lessons to a course on memrise. (I have a memrise account, so I could help if you want.)

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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I'll try to make a memrise course. I'll add you as a contributor if you want. What's your Memrise username?

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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Dulcetia is my username, and thank you very much for letting me help!! :D

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Dulcetia, I added you as a contributor: https://www.memrise.com/course/1787541/duolingo-thai

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Sorry for the late reply. There should be a button saying, "Edit course" which you can press. Then, you simply write the word, then the translation, then press, "enter."

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Once again, really sorry for the late reply.

I don't understand what the problem is. This should be what's coming up:

Or, if that doesn't show up, https://imgur.com/7PoJ0K6

December 30, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

This is awesome woof!

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Thanks Vanmathi! Great to see you back!

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Yep, you too... actually don’t call me vanmathi

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

It’s pranav

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Sorry, I keep forgetting :D

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

And it’s really nice to see that you have started a new course and goal to achieve!!!

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Vanmathi5

Thanks, and please continue to teach people.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maughanster_
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Thanks again Woof.! Just a small correction: it is unofficial not unnofficial.

December 28, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Dulcetia
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Maughanster_ I love your profile picture!! The Finnish golden owl looks fantastic!!! :D

December 28, 2017

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Kiitos!

December 29, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Thanks Maughanster_! :)

December 28, 2017

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You're welcome! :)

December 29, 2017
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