@K@fosstodon.org Ha it's pretty hard in my opinion. For the example, you have to memorize an amount of words to be able to do "word-break" in your mind.
@veer66 @cwt @K I usually recommend people learn to read from the start when learning Thai. I wish I had done that myself. That's because for Thai the writing is quote phonetic, in combination with most transcriptions of Thai being done using terrible systems. I had to think for a while before I realized what chankinkhaw was supposed to mean …
@bkhl @veer66 @cwt @K I think the only thing that might be easier to newbies would be learning Lao since it's waay simpler and most of the letters look similar so you're not caught up in a deluge of stupid rules like implied vowels and too many consonant and all the Sanskrit/Pali. Lao is like baby's first abugida. <3 It's like learning Spanish for the Roman alphabet instead of English with it's wild inconsistencies.
@bkhl @veer66 @cwt @K Nothing's more fun than typing Isaan though. Since the OG Isaan writing system never had tone markers, and the Thai government abolished it, AND Isaan like Lao has 6 tones and Thai only encodes 5, Isaan doesn't really have a standard way of writing itself. Every girl I've chatted with have a different way of spelling everything and it's more likely to be phonetic with it's use of tone markers. Whereas in Thai, เขา is written with rising tone but spoken as a high tone, เค้า.
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