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Title:
Thai : an essential grammar
Author:
Smyth, David, 1954-
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Publication Information:
London ; New York : Routledge, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
xiii, 234 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780415226134

9780415226141
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Concise and user-friendly, Thai: An Essential Grammaris the ideal guide to the basic structures of the language for both students on taught courses and independent learners. Grammatical forms are explained in clear, jargon-free style and illustrated by examples, given in both Thai script and romanization. As well as grammar, it includes guidance on pronunciation, speech conventions and the beautiful Thai writing system.


Author Notes

David Smyth is Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London


Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Pronunciation
2 Writing System
3 Nouns, classifiers and noun phrases
4 Pronouns
5 Verbs
6 Adjectives (stative verbs) and adjectival constructions
7 Adverbs and adverbial constructions
8 Location markers and prepositions
9 Clauses and sentences
10 Sentence particles
11 Negation
12 Questions
13 Numbers, measurement and quantification
14 Time
15 Thai speech conventions
Appendix
Glossary of grammatical terms
Bibliography and further reading
Index