The Sound of the Thai Language (UDHR, Numbers Greetings & The Parable)

Thai (ภาษาไทย)

Thai is a Tai-Kadai language spoken by about 65 million people mainly in Thailand (ประเทศไทย), and also in the Midway Islands, Singapore, the UAE and the USA

Thai is closely related to Lao, and northern dialects of Thai are more or less mutually intelligible with Lao, particularly the Lao spoken in northern Thailand. Thai vocabulary includes many words from Pali, Sanskrit and Old Khmer.

Thai alphabet (ตัวอักษรไทย)

The Thai alphabet was probably derived from, or at least influenced by, the Old Khmer alphabet. According to tradition it was created in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng (พ่อขุนรามคำแหงมหาราช).

The Thai alphabet is used to write Thai, Sanskrit, Pali, and a number of minority languages spoken in Thailand.

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24 Replies to “The Sound of the Thai Language (UDHR, Numbers Greetings & The Parable)”

  1. Dominique

    Most of Thai words borrowed from many nations.
    A lot of words in our daily life came from these languages.

    Pali : วิชา (wí tɕʰaː / Subject), สันติ (sǎn tì / Peace), etc

    Sanskrit: ภรรยา (pʰan rá jaː / Wife), แพทย์ (pʰɛ̂ːt / Doctor), etc

    Chinese: เก้าอี้ (kâw ʔîː / Chair), ก๋วยเตี๋ยว (kǔa tǐːaw / Noodle), etc
    (Not all words came from Mandarin)
    English: ช็อกโกแลต (tɕʰɔ́k koː lɛ̂ːt / Chocolate), ไมโครเวฟ (maj kʰroː wép / Microwave), etc

    Ancient Khmer: ถนน (tʰà nǒn / Road), กังวล (kaŋ won / Worry), etc

    French: กงสุล (koŋ sǔn / Consul), คูปอง (kʰuː pɔːŋ / Coupon), etc

    Portuguese: สบู่ (sà bùː / Soap), กาละแม (kaː láʔ mɛ: / Caramel), etc

    Persian: กุหลาบ (kùʔ làːp / Rose), คาราวาน (kʰaː raː waːn / Caravan), etc

    Malaysian, Indonesian, Burmese, Japanese, Arabic and etc.

    Many words have changed pronunciation or sound system structures to Thai accent.

  2. Daniel the Wolf

    Well i am from Thailand this is really correct translate ขอบคุณครับที่ช่วยให้ภาษาไทยมีคนสนใจบ้าง 555+
    Thai language have been using in Laos tooand Thai language make by king khunramkhamheang maharach

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  4. Keanu Tuen

    I’d like to suggest you to research and make more languages in mainland Southeast Asia & South China please. This region is very interesting for its linguistic diversity, is home to 5 dominant language families. Here my list:

    1.Kra-Dai family: N.Thai (Lanna), N.E.Thai (Isan), S.Thai (Pak Tai), Old Thai, Lao, Shan, Ahom, Dai Lü (Xishuangbanna), Dai Dehong, Zhuang, Nung, Bouyei, Dong, Sui, Hlai, Buyang

    2.Austroasiatic family: Mon, Khmer, N.Khmer (Surin), Old Khmer (Angkorian), Vietnamese, Muong, Pnong,Khmu, Lwa, Wa, Aslian (Kensiw), Nicobarese

    3.Hmong-Mien family: Hmong Ndaw, Hmong Njua, Iu Mien

    4.Sino-Tibetan family: Sgaw Karen, Pwo Karen, Kayah, Kachin (Jingpo), Akha, Lahu, Lisu, Rakhine, Old Burmese, Yi (Lolo), Bai, Naxi

    5.Austronesian family: N. Malay (Patani, Terangganu), Moken, Moklen, Cham, Jarai, Rade

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