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Anyone Struggling With Tones Will Benefit From This Clip There’s Nothing Mysterious About Tones ‘I can’t learn a tonal language like Thai, Chinese or Vietnamese – I’m tone deaf!’ If that were the case, does that mean that tone deafness only afflicts people who don’t speak tonal languages? I have wanted to make this clip […]

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The Link Between Music, Improvisation and Language by Polyglot Stuart Jay Raj

In this clip, I take it out on a bit of a different tangent and link the topic of Language and Mind Mastery in with my other passion – Music and JAZZ! I will show you how to me, language and music are one in the same – that is, creating meanings with sounds. When […]

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Mastering the use of การ ‘kan’ and ความ ‘khwam’ to Exponentially Expand Your Thai Vocabulary

There aren’t many sentences in Thai that don’t contain the word / particle การ ‘kan’ or ความ ‘khwam’.  These two particles have meanings of their own, but can also be considered your Swiss Army Knife of nouns in Thai.  You can take almost any word or concept and add one of these babies to them […]

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Revealing Stuart Jay Raj’s Deepest Polyglot Secrets … Welcome to My Library

“You have a natural talent for languages, that’s why you can learn them so well” BOLLOCKS! … It comes from first having a passion about them and then putting in the hard hours. For the first time I have decided to shoot a clip of that which holds my deepest, darkest secrets and is indeed […]

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Learn a Language – Change the World Part 2 – No Money No Funny

Who Wants to Be A Refugee? In Part One ‘Unchartered Waters’, I gave an overview of how language had taken me to many weird and wonderful places.  There are many programmes and groups out there fighting to help and defend the rights of refugees. My views have changed a lot since working on these people […]

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The Language of People Smuggling II

My apologies to those who had gone to the previous link sent out for ‘The Language of People Smuggling‘ and weren’t able to read the article. Due to legal reasons, I was required to pull the story until the case was over. An historical decision was made in Queensland today in regard to one of […]

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Getting Past the Squiggles – Hanacaraka

Click to View “Stuart Jay Raj – Help Preserve Javanese, Balinese and other Bahasa Daerah Indonesia – Hanacaraka It’s Faster for Some to Learn to Read than Others Over the years living in Thailand, I had many people coming from Non-English speaking backgrounds approach me about how they might best approach learning Thai. Many of […]

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Polyglot Tradecraft 101 – Language and Seduction. A Casestudy in Thailand.

I’m very reluctant to reveal too much about this subject.  It’s very personal, very effective and if used in the wrong way, can do a lot of damage.  When I sit down and think about my long term affair with language over the years though, this is an inextricable part of who I am and […]

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