Fishing out the good bits in thailand's alphabet soup
There are plenty of pitfalls on the road to Thai fluency, but with a little patience _ on the part of both student and teacher _ the results can open a new world ... or at least make the one you live in make a bit more sense
This week I completed a circle that has taken me 23 years. I returned to my roots. I returned to GOR GAI.
That's the first letter of the Thai alphabet, and if you're unhappy about all those capital letters jumping out at you on Sunday morning, be thankful you've even got that.
I have a great respect for anybody teaching Thai to foreigners, but you can't speak Thai via the Roman alphabet. There are too many minefields obstructing your path to fluency.
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