- Paperback: 648 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 9, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1514899469
- ISBN-13: 978-1514899465
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #135,455 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Stuart Jay Raj is an Australian 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.
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Stu Jay takes you on a journey to understand Thai language by introducing different concepts and explaining why they are the way they are. Be they Thai consonants, vowels, Thai culture or the history of the Thai alphabet. You are guaranteed to improve your understanding of how Thai works and why, and as a side effect you'll learn to use it better. It's a great companion volume to any standard Thai language textbook, a course at a language school or one-on-one tutoring with a Thai teacher. You'll learn things that you won't find elsewhere, and add new depth to your Thai regardless of whether you're an absolute beginner or a veteran of the language.
This book changed everything for me. My understanding of Thai increased significantly.
The how’s and why’s to make the various tones within the sentence structures are nicely explained. My utterances now are understood by most native speakers of Thai. Additionally, my ability to listen and understand spoken Thai has improved as well too.