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Thai: An Essential Grammar (Paperback)
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About the Author
David Smyth is a lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African
Studies, University of London
Concise and user-friendly, Thai: An Essential Grammar is the ideal guide to
the basic structures of the language for both students on taught courses and
independent learners. Grammatical forms are explained in clear, jargon-free
style and illustrated by examples, given in both Thai script and
romanization. As well as grammar, it includes guidance on pronunciation,
speech conventions and the beautiful Thai writing system.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: Routledge (August, 2002)
- ISBN: 0415226147
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.2 x 0.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces.
- Average Customer Review:
based on 1 review.
Avg. Customer Review:
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful:
guide, November 26, 2002
I recently picked up this book in Bangkok and found I could put it
to immediate use. Such an example would be the use of serial verbs
where in English we would need a number of conjunctions. This enabled
me to break out of stilted, one sentence at a time, conversation with
my Thai friends.
This is not a dry academic treatise but a ready-to-use guide that
is clearly explained in lay terms.
The author also wrote the Teach Yourself Thai book which I found
very helpful when first visiting Thailand.
I strongly recommend this book, particularly for those people like
myself wanting to "break out" of beginner's Thai. It is an invaluable
reference that will need to be supplemented with a text book and good
tape set, if you do not already have those.
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