Posts regarding Thai Language and Thai Culture including Cracking Thai Fundamentals, Thai Bites and other Thai series by Stuart Jay Raj. 15 posts
What's the Easiest and Fastest Way to Learn the Thai Language?
In order to put this clip together, I thought to myself "If I were to be learning Thai from scratch again, what advice would I give myself?" -I tried to make it applicable
Polyglot Tradecraft 101 - Language and Seduction. A Casestudy in Thailand.
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Producing the Initial 'Ng' /ŋ/ in Asian Languages
[![]( "kogneit spiral yellow two tone")]( initial 'ng' /ŋ/ sound in many Asian languages is
Mistakes People Make When Learning A Language
Have you ever spent weeks, months … even years learning a language only to have people still scratch their heads trying to figure out what you’re saying? .. Or even worse? How do you
Preparing to Master a Language
Pick a Language Any Language Over the past 2 weeks, I have received over 50 messages, comments and emails from people all over the world asking about how they should embark on learning
NAUGHTY  N.A.A.T.I Interpreter Exam- An Interpreter's Nightmare
R.I.P. Stuart Jay Raj’s NAATI Professional Level 3 Thai Interpreters Exam 19th of August, 2010 [![Jay NAATI Nightmare]( "Jay NAATI Nightmare"
Learning Thai Through the Eyes of an Indian
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
Southern Thailand - The Jawi Language
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
Pirated DVD's and Thai Translations Gone Astray
It’s no secret that Thailand is a haven for pirated goods.  Handbags, Clothes, Accessories, Electronic Devices and of course Software and DVD’s. There are many different grades of ‘fakes’ too – cheap
Taxi Thai 1 - Taking a Taxi Can be Just Like Groundhog Day
When asking foreigners that have been in Thailand for any reasonable amount of time “How’s your Thai?”, I often hear the answer “Oh, I speak a bit of Taxi Thai and that’
Pali and Sanskrit Root Words in Thai คำกิตก์ในภาษาไทย
The following list has been adapted from the list presented in Ch. 10 of ภาษาไทยปริทัศน์ – คู่มือภาษาไทย สำหรับนักเรียน นักศึกษา และผู้สนใจ by เอื้อน เล่
Sanskrit and Pali Prefixes in Thai  คำอุปสรรค
Thisis a list of 20 common prefixes derived from Sanskrit that are used in the Thailanguage. The explanations given will give you some general ideas of what theprefixes mean when you meet them
Tinglish Without Toil - Stuart Jay Raj 18th May 2005
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
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