linguistics
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"I'll see you on my furry this evening" - The Conundrum of Transliterating English 'er' into Thai'
Culture
"I'll see you on my furry this evening" - This might sound like the introduction to an 'R'-rated story, but this in fact was the parting sentence that led to a
48 Pali and Sanskrit Root Words in Thai to Give you even More Thai Language Super Powers
grammar
Take a look at the following words in English and see if you can work out what they all have in common: pedestrian, podiatrist, pedestal, pedicure, pedal, path. FEET! If you're a native
20 Sanskrit and Pali Prefixes in Thai to give you Thai Language Superpowers - คำอุปสรรค 'kʰam upasak'
grammar
While the Thai language did not derive from Sanskrit (which is an Indo-european language akin to Latin and Greek), because of its cultural and religious history, there are an enormous amount of Sanskrit
Southern Thailand - The Jawi Language
Arabic
Bahasa Jawi – ภาษายาวี – بهاس جاوي Chances are if you pick up a copy of today’s newspaper in Thailand, there will be something warranting a front page story coming from the south – and
Getting Past the Squiggles - Hanacaraka
Bahasa
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,
Learning Thai Through the Eyes of an Indian
Bangla
A Fast-track Guide for Indians to Learn Thai – Back to Basics From the age of about 6 until around 17, I was really into gymnastics and martial arts.  I could flex and bend
Tinglish Without Toil - Stuart Jay Raj 18th May 2005
Culture
Swee Sar Pok Wee’ Flai Lai – What’s in an accent? My grandfather used to tell me “When you’re learning a language, you want to try your best to avoid having speakers
Speech Analyzer - A Graphical Representation of Your Voice
grammar
Speech analyser is a fantastic tool that I use when learning languages. It lets us graphically see the way we speak and when used properly, is a great tool in helping us sound