Thai - Thai Alphabet, Diacritics, and Numbers
By Podcast created by José C. Rodriguez Emory College Language Center
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This video podcast is offered as a set of "flash cards" for assistance in recognizing the Thai alphabet. PLEASE NOTE: This podcast does not currently contain audio. We hope to add audio recordings by native speakers some time in the future.
||About the Emory College Language Center||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Thai alphabet consonants (used by permission omniglot.com)||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Thai vowels, diacritics, numbers (used by permission omniglot.com)||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||VideoThai Alphabet - Ko Kai through Cho Choe||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||VideoThai Alphabet - Yo Ying through Tho Thong||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||VideoThai Alphabet - No Nu through Yo Yak||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||VideoThai Alphabet - Ru Rua through Ho Nok-Huk||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||VideoThai Vowel Diacritics and Tonal Markers||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||VideoThai Numbers||--||4/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
These digital flash cards are pretty handy for reviewing the rather complicate Thai Alphabet since one need not carry a deck of cards around and they're free!
Here's warning though to those who, like one reviewer think it is a complete language course. It isn't. No alphabet flash card set is, nor is ever intended so. They function as a tool for learning the Alphabet and numerals, and with 44 consonants, 24 vowels and 4 tone marks, with many letters which vary very little from another, one is definitely in need of any tool that can help.
I read with varying degrees of fluency, about 23 languages so I feel I know what I'm talking about.
A couple suggestions: it would really be good if the mnemonic were spoken as it flashes and I think the pronunciation of the numerals should be animated along with the 1,2,3 etc. you already animate for ๑,๒,๓ etc. along with the recording of the number being spoken.
I do not suggest to spend your time in looking to these cards. One can find much better resourses to learn Thai.