The Thai Writing system is very confusing when one is beginning
to learn Thai. Besides the letters, which are a challenge in themselves
without a cohesive memory system to tackle them (the objective of
to learn the Thai Alphabet!"), the whole visual impact of written
Thai can be overwhelming at first. This stems largely from the fact
that there are no spaces between the words in thai sentences - likethisifitwereenglish!!
It takes time to decipher such a garble of Thai letters, and requires
a familiarisation with the vocabulary. It's then that you'll be
able to find the boundaries between one word and the next. Once
you can pick out the individual words, things become a lot simpler.
The initial step however is to recognise the letters, this will
proove invaluable to you in grasping the Thai language and culture
- otherwise you're blind to every road-sign, every newspaper, even
the simplest of warning signs are incomprehensible. Once you can
recognise the letters, you will begin to acquire vocabulary and
a familiarisation with the language at every opportunity.
Every sign you see, every letter you catch sight of, will re-inforce
your initial grasp of the letters and sounds. Your mind will begin
to automatically recognise the thai letters, once you get that initial
foot-hold on the language. Then through repetition and constant
exposure to thai symbols, letters and numbers, you will begin to
automatically process the letters with little or no effort.
Step 1, get that initial foothold on the language, by familiarising
yourself with the Thai writing system and letters. Then you will
being to really delve into the Thai language and culture.