StuJay LAMM e11 – Two Vowels Aren’t Necessarily Better than One

** NOTE – My apologies – after uploading, I just realised that the Whiteboard Cam wasn’t switched over during my writing in this clip. I will re-record this topic and upload it again. In the meantime, even without seeing the writing, I hope you still get something of value from this lesson *** As an English speaker learning other languages, diphthongs will be the death of you! – What’s a diphthong? Never mind that … wait till we get to the Triphthongs! In this episode I cover some basic ground for native English speakers to prime you for some eye opening revelations in upcoming episodes where you will realise what you’ve been doing wrong all these years. For more information, contact me at or comment in the section below.

Stuart Jay Raj is a polyglot who specializes in the languages and dialects spoken in South East Asia and China. His talents have allowed him to earn a professional living as a simultaneous interpreter in Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Indonesian, among others, providing language and cultural training for multinational companies in the region and hosting his own TV programme on Thailand's Channel 5. He holds a degree in Cognitive and Applied Linguistics from Griffith University and has become an expert in the field of language acquisition with a strong track record of success. Stuart's background knowledge of Sanskrit, Khmer, Lao and various Chinese dialects and minority languages enables him to present a fascinating and unique perspective on the Thai language which makes everything fall logically into place.