Unofficial Duolingo Thai course: Lesson Three: The alphabet (continued)
สวัสดี!Welcome to the Unofficial Duolingo Thai course.
Some of the new letters included in today's lesson have a sound that does not exist in English.
The letters are - ึ (Short "ue") and - ื, (Long "ue")
"Ue" in Thai is pronounced similar to the "ey" in "grey." That's as close as English gets to it.
ึ = (sà-rà-ue) (Short "Ue") (NOTE: The Thai "Ue" sound does not exist in English. It sounds a bit like the "ey" in "grey.")
ื = (sà-rà-ụ̄) (Long "ue") (Like a long version of "short 'ue')
เ_ะ = (sà-rà-e) (Short e)
เ_ = (sà-rà-ē) (Long e)
แ_ะ = (sà-rà-ae) (Short "ae")
แ_ = (sà-rà-ae) (Long ae)
จ = (Jaaw jaan) (J)
ต = (Dtaaw dtào) (Dt)
ป = (Bpaaw bplaa) (Bp)
โ_ะ = (sà-rà-o) (Short"o")
โ _ = (sà-rà-ō) (long "o")
เ_า = (sà-rà-Ao) (Ao)
ไ_ = (Ai mái-má-laai)
ใ_ = (Ai mái-múuan) (NOTE: This version is used in only a handful of Thai words but they are common words. Even so, you will likely use ไ_ much more often.)
ไม้ยมก (mái-yá-mók) is a letter in the Thai alphabet, which, instead of producing a certain sound, it is used to show that a word should be repeated. For example, take the word for who, which is ใคร (Khrai) When adding Mái-yá-mók, (ๆ) it becomes ใครๆ (Khrai-Khrai), which means, "Anyone."
Words for practice:
ไกล = Far
เมา = Drunk
ตาม = To follow
ปี = Year
แรง = Power
และ = And