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It is a very informative, dense book that is helpful to students ranging from beginner to highly-advanced. Sign In Sign Up.

The main reasons which I strongly recommend the Thai Reference Grammar are its hhai and wide-ranging topics covered, its focus on the modern, spoken language and its ease of use. Problem is, there is no word-by-word glossing, so you have no way of knowing which word means what The authors seem to know exactly what trips up or holds back a learner.

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By webfact Started December 3. I hestitate to call referenc a mistake as it doesn’t seem to be an error, but it seems to be a difference or omission in between the translations of Thai, English and Rreference in the Roman alphabet. I spent three hours with it today, and covered less than half a chapter!


Many students of the Thai language find that basic-level Thai is easy to pick up, but that the language becomes more difficult at higher levels. Jihami added it Sep 17, Books by James Higbie.

It comes to more than thia, and must represent thousands of hours of work. After 15 years in the Kingdom, this remains, hands-down, the best grammar reference I’ve seen. Adi rated it it was amazing Sep 01, Steven marked it as to-read Sep 01, Desiree Bravo added it Apr 05, David marked it as to-read Mar 09, I have a hard copy of Noss’s grammar.

Thai Reference Grammar

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An introduction to Thai sentence structures or word formation is missing completely, it just throws your right into translations of English collocations and sentence types, so it’s not useful for linguists who want to look up a certain feature in Thai but do not speak the language themselves. It’s probably designed for students of Thai who already know a great deal of the language and eeference to improve their understanding, because of several reasons: In Sierra Leone my co-author, Bernard S.


The ‘Indirect’ download doesn’t seem so easy to navigate, although it seems to download fine except for the last directory page.

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