Thai Writing 1: Middle Class Consonant

Thai Writing 1: Middle Class Consonant ( Consonant – พยัญชนะ Pá-yan-chá-ná)

In this lesson, you will learn to write and say the phonetic sound of Thai alphabets in middle-class consonant. There are 9 consonants, 7 sounds. Nature is a middle tone (a) with unvoiced sound (no air released). It’s important to remember the class of consonants because it will determine the tone of the syllable.

The phonetic of each consonant shows above the blue consonant. The word shows after each consonant is a sample word that contains the consonant-initial. “gaw – gài”, “gaw” is the sound of the consonant, the word “gài – ไก่” means chicken. It likes A for Apple in English. The final sound is when the consonant acts as a final letter. In Thai, we do not pronounce the final sound as strong as in English.

ก gaw - ไก่ gài

Final Sound ก/k

จ jaw - จาน jaan

Final Sound ด/t

ด daw - เด็ก dèk

Final Sound ด/t

ต dtaw - เต่า dtào

Final Sound ด/t

ฎ daw - ชฎา chá-daa

Final Sound ด/t

ฏ dtaw - ปฏัก pà-dtàk

Final Sound ด/t

บ baw - ใบไม้ bai-má

Final Sound บ/p

ป bpaw - ปลา bplaa

Final Sound บ/p

อ aw - อ่าง àang

sound aw

Practice writing

We normally write the Thai letter start from the left, for the letter that has a round head we start with the head first.

ก   

ก ไก่ – gaw.gài / chicken

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จ   

จ จาน – jaw. jaan/ plate

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ด   

ด เด็ก – daw.dèk/ child

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ต   

ต เต่า – dtaw. dtào/ turtle

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บ   

บ ใบไม้ – baw. bai mái/ leaves

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ป   

ป ปลา – bpaw. bplaa/ fish

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อ   

อ อ่าง – bpaw. aw-àang/ basin

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ฎ   

ฎ ชฎา – daw. cha-daa/ crown

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ฏ   

ฏ ปฏัก – dtaw.pà-dtàk/ spear

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Exercise: Write Thai alphabet

  1. gaw – gài 

………………………………………….

2. aw – àang

………………………………………….

3.  daw – dèk

………………………………………….

4. dtaw – bpa-dtàk

………………………………………….

5. baw – bai mái

………………………………………….

6. bpaw – bplaa

………………………………………….

7. daw – cha-daa

………………………………………….

8. jaw – jaan

………………………………………….

9. dtaw – dtào

………………………………………….

Answers: 1. ก   2. อ   3.  ด   4. ฏ   5. บ   6. ป   7. ฎ   8. จ    9. ต

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