Thai: An Essential Grammar / Edition 1

Thai: An Essential Grammar / Edition 1

by David Smyth, Smyth David
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415226139

ISBN-13: 9780415226134

Pub. Date: 08/02/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

"This is a concise and user-friendly guide to the basic structures of the language." "Grammatical forms are demonstrated through examples, given in both Thai script and romanised transliteration, with clear, jargon-free explanations. It is designed for use both by students taking a taught course in Thai and for independent learners, and includes guidance on…  See more details below

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"This is a concise and user-friendly guide to the basic structures of the language." "Grammatical forms are demonstrated through examples, given in both Thai script and romanised transliteration, with clear, jargon-free explanations. It is designed for use both by students taking a taught course in Thai and for independent learners, and includes guidance on pronunciation, speech conventions and the Thai writing system as well as grammar." With numerous examples bringing grammar to life, this unique reference work will prove invaluable to all students looking to master the grammar of Thai.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415226134
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/02/2002
Series:
Routledge Essential Grammars Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Ch. 1Pronunciation5
Ch. 2The writing system11
Ch. 3Nouns, classifiers and noun phrases23
Ch. 4Pronouns39
Ch. 5Verbs56
Ch. 6Adjectives (stative verbs) and adjectival constructions83
Ch. 7Adverbs and adverbial constructions96
Ch. 8Location markers and other prepositions108
Ch. 9Clauses and sentences116
Ch. 10Sentence particles126
Ch. 11Negation138
Ch. 12Questions153
Ch. 13Numbers, measurement and quantification171
Ch. 14Time189
Ch. 15Thai speech conventions200
App. 1Romanisation systems215
App. 2The verbs hay, day/daay and pen: a summary218
Glossary223
Bibliography and further reading227
Index231

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