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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 17, 2017, 3:14 pm

When I'm at banks, stores, checkouts, I often try to read the person's name.....and thank them, using their name, when I'm finished. Sometimes the names aren't familiar......or I don't have enough time to decypher an unfamiliar name.
Today, while in Bangkok Bank, my teller's name struck me as unusual.......so I snapped a photo.......to which I was politely admonished for taking a photo inside a bank. Who'd'a'known?!
Anyway, anyone want to take a stab at this person's name?
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Re: learning the thai language

Post by d p meijer » March 17, 2017, 6:19 pm

samarad

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 17, 2017, 6:58 pm

The การันต์ gar ran over the final consonant in his name is a give-away (for me). It's a signal that the word may (big MAY) not be a Thai word at all, but more likely an English word.
So take Samarad..............and think "English" word


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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » March 17, 2017, 6:58 pm

Of course, Thais would say sa-mart

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Re: learning the thai language

Post by parrot » April 20, 2017, 3:08 pm

gboard is a google feature (android) that gives your smartphone keyboard a boost. Extremely accurate glide typing.....or, press the mike key on the keyboard and your spoken message will be typed automatically.......with a high degree of accuracy. Here's the better part: add Thai language to your keyboard and you can do the same things with Thai. You can use it to test your pronunciation. I've tried, on a number of occasions to purposely mispronounce a Thai word (close, but no cigar, as my Thai teacher would say) and the program won't recognize the word. But if you get the pronunciation reasonably close, it will.

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