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Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai by James Higbie

Agree, Smyth is the way to go. The authors consulted Thai speakers interested in passing on the language, to find out what makes it tick. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser.

In stock Check Store. This book here might still be useful though when you suddenly want to know how to say “For about 2 years” or “If he had gone” or for a list of common classifiers, so it’s at least not completely useless.

Jajes Noem marked it as to-read Eeference 23, Khwankhaw Sangkhaphanthanon marked it as to-read Nov 07, Create an account tgai sign in to comment You need to be a member in order to leave a comment Create an account Sign up for a new account in our community. It also has a table of contents and detailed index which make finding sections simple and the book relatively easy to use. Posted February 21, By Bredbury Blue Started March 7, I can get them to display in both Firefox and IE, although downloading the ‘bundled’ dictionary doesn’t seem to complete in either browser.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Description Written to meet the need of students and teachers of the Thai language for information on the more advanced sentence structure of the language. Register a new account. By warfie Started June 5, Go Jxmes Topic Listing Thai language. Designed as a practical description of the spoken language, both the informal and formal varieties.


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David marked it as to-read Mar 09, You May Also Like. Adi rated it it was amazing Sep 01, By onebirFebruary 19, in Thai language.

This book is a serious and comprehensive study of Thai. Birds in your garden.

Posted February 21, edited. The authors analysed examples of spoken and colloquial Thai, then came up with their own examples to illustrate how sentences are built.

I would not recommend it to total beginners, however.

Orchid Press – Book Review – Thai Reference Grammar

Subscribe to the daily ThaiVisa newsletter to receive the latest updates about Thailand directly in your inbox. The book will be welcomed by anyone learning the language past the beginning level and is an essential reference work for libraries and universities with an interest in Asia.

In order to get the most from this book and to avoid being overwhelmed, I would suggest that a student have at least a basic understanding erference the Thai written and spoken language. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

An introduction to Thai sentence structures or word formation is missing completely, it just throws your right into translations of English collocations and sentence types, so it’s not useful for linguists who want to look up a certain feature in Thai but do not speak the language themselves. There’s a link on the site to a. I really recommend to read the Thai grammar by David Tjai. George rated it it was amazing Oct 15, Thanks for telling us about the problem. Robyn Wolin rated it it was amazing Nov 29, The example sentences are abundant, but they are only written in Thai, pron No, this book does not deserve the title “Reference Grammar”, because it simply isn’t.


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But I was very disappointed! Roger marked it as to-read Sep 14, My take on it is that it is useful, but some constructions are not quite natural Thai, and some translations will seem a little contrived – but dont get me wrong though – it IS a good reference work to have on your shelf. Books by James Higbie. Having read quite a few of them and having done a portion of the sentence-level alignment to prepare them for use in the corpusI’ve run into a mix of errors, mistranslations, sentences left out here and there Subscribe to the newsletter.

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Overall, it’s a wonderful book and a great resource for people interested in the modern Thai language. By Jonathan Fairfield Started December 4. Book ratings by Goodreads. Prev 1 2 Next Page 1 of 2. Deborah added it Jul 14, The authors do an excellent job covering most topics of the modern Thai language, including nouns, verbs, prepositions, classifiers, tenses, syntax, etc in great detail.