Lao for Beginners: An Introduction to the Spoken and Written Language of Laos

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This is an effective and concise self–study Lao language book.

Lao for Beginners is for the person who is beginning to learn Lao. It is an incredibly useful introduction to spoken Lao for tourists, businesspeople or students. Lao for Beginners is primarily a workbook full of exercises to help beginners practice and acquire the ability to communicate with Lao people in spoken Lao. It is not a phrase book to scratch the surface of the Lao language. The book has been tested in ...

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Overview

This is an effective and concise self–study Lao language book.

Lao for Beginners is for the person who is beginning to learn Lao. It is an incredibly useful introduction to spoken Lao for tourists, businesspeople or students. Lao for Beginners is primarily a workbook full of exercises to help beginners practice and acquire the ability to communicate with Lao people in spoken Lao. It is not a phrase book to scratch the surface of the Lao language. The book has been tested in classrooms and by individuals who have used it successfully to learn Lao. This beginning Lao text was designed for people who want to learn how to speak Lao fast. The book mainly teaches speaking Lao although there is a section which teaches reading Lao. The vocabulary in the whole text is limited to the 1,000 most frequently used words in everyday speech based on one of the author's own research in Vietnamese. The Lao words are listed in a special glossary for beginners which is arranged in English alphabetical order. To make studying easier, all exercises are written in phonetic Lao as well as authentic Lao script. As an additional aid, a review of the major features of Lao grammar is condensed into only 16 pages (including very useful tables) and is located in one place so that it can be read quickly and used as a reference frequently. Lao for Beginners is organized in five parts:

  • Part 1: How to speak Lao.
  • Part 2: Grammar Review.
  • Part 3: How to Read Lao.
  • Part 4: Lao–English Glossary for Beginners.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804816298
  • Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/28/1989
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Pages: 212
  • Sales rank: 954,839
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2002

    Really good book to learn Lao alphabet and many phrases.

    This book taught me the entire Lao alphabet from scratch. I use this book to help translate other lao text. This book is well formated so that one can read a section in both Lao and English phonetics and also give the English translation. I gave it four stars because it's really easy to read, but found some spelling errors.

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