English -Issan dictionary

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English -Issan dictionary

Post by SaneMax » March 29, 2019, 2:15 pm

Does anyone know if there is such a thing and if there is ehere I can buy one ?



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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by parrot » March 29, 2019, 2:40 pm

The heavyweight shown below isn't cheap.......you'd probably have to order from Asia Books in Central or find it online.
I've seen smaller/cheaper dictionaries ......but learning Thai was difficult enough. I never had it in me to tackle the Isaan version. Asia books may have the cheaper version in stock......if not, the girls can tell you if it's available.
http://library.tcdc.or.th/record/view/b00039790

https://library.kku.ac.th/ulib/dublin.p ... J3MGvdLj4Y

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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by Jing Jing » March 29, 2019, 3:46 pm

I don’t think it would exist because the Thai government wants to encourage one language - Thai. The closest you may come is a Lao language dictionary.

For Thai go to Thai-language.com for their app for the ipad

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Post by Laan Yaa Mo » March 29, 2019, 5:05 pm

Yes, a Thai-Lao dictionary will suffice.
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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by SaneMax » March 29, 2019, 8:59 pm

Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
March 29, 2019, 5:05 pm
Yes, a Thai-Lao dictionary will suffice.
Thank you.

I have seen reference to a Thai-Lao-English dictionary which would probably more acceptable to the Government.

I'm trying to avoid having to learn Lao script to get a grip with Issan.

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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by SaneMax » March 29, 2019, 9:00 pm

parrot wrote:
March 29, 2019, 2:40 pm
The heavyweight shown below isn't cheap.......you'd probably have to order from Asia Books in Central or find it online.
I've seen smaller/cheaper dictionaries ......but learning Thai was difficult enough. I never had it in me to tackle the Isaan version. Asia books may have the cheaper version in stock......if not, the girls can tell you if it's available.
http://library.tcdc.or.th/record/view/b00039790

https://library.kku.ac.th/ulib/dublin.p ... J3MGvdLj4Y
Thanks, much appreciated.

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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by Laan Yaa Mo » March 30, 2019, 8:57 am

SaneMax wrote:
March 29, 2019, 8:59 pm
Laan Yaa Mo wrote:
March 29, 2019, 5:05 pm
Yes, a Thai-Lao dictionary will suffice.
Thank you.

I have seen reference to a Thai-Lao-English dictionary which would probably more acceptable to the Government.

I'm trying to avoid having to learn Lao script to get a grip with Issan.
If you know Thai script. you will pick up Lao writing easily. I first did it by looking at destinations on the front of the bus in the first instance. Once I could read Lao, I tried writing it.
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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by FrazeeDK » March 30, 2019, 11:36 am

Khon Kaen University has an active Isan language program. https://www.kku.ac.th/news/v.php?q=0009428&l=en
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Post by FrazeeDK » March 30, 2019, 11:39 am

some additional info on the Isan language from a website dedicated to it. http://isaan.com/isaan-language/
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Post by goodison » March 30, 2019, 12:46 pm

many moons ago I managed to get hold of an English-Lao phrase book(Berlitz, I think) from "Asia Books" Seemed close enough, and cause of much merriment in the local watering holes. e.g :"Hong Suam yoo sai?"Where's the loo?

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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by Giggle » June 3, 2019, 7:26 pm

Isaan is no more a language than Tex-Mex is.

It's just a mashup of the two.

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Re: English -Issan dictionary

Post by bluejets » June 5, 2019, 6:56 am

There are speech to speech translators as well as speech to text and text to text available on purpose made hand held devices($50-$60) or as applications for Apple phones etc. with the applications fairly cheap.($5-$10)

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Post by maaka » June 5, 2019, 7:30 pm

I tried to track down a copy of the English -Issan dictionary Parrot referred too..no have.. ISBN..no have..not in print, must only be in the odd library or museum..

and yes I have just purchased some new hand held gadget speech to speech Thai English, off the net..waiting for it to arrive, to see if I can have a conversation with our thai teenage boy..oyii ruddy teenagers

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