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40 minutes ago, BananaBandit said:

They basically said that's just how it is.

Wise answer in a way.

Don't try any logic on natural languages and particularly Thai language.

It's one of the most complicated scripts except from the "symbol" languages (Chinese e.g.).

The exceptions can drive you mad.

The no-space/separator thing is big fun for developers of text processing.

Sometimes hard to read just because of the tiny subtle markers with little difference in shape.

Try to read a bill from a matrix printer.

 

I read that Phibunsongkhram (military ruler during the 40s) tried a language reform but failed  due to strong resistance from "traditionalists"?

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5 minutes ago, DaRoadrunner said:

Once you learn to read Thai you begin to understand why their thought process is so f***ed up.

And you learn why there are still so many full or partial illiterates.

Exotic letters appearing in a total of 20 words.

A couple of letters appearing about every 500 to 1000 words!

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9 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

Wise answer in a way.

Don't try any logic on natural languages and particularly Thai language.

It's one of the most complicated scripts except from the "symbol" languages (Chinese e.g.).

The exceptions can drive you mad.

The no-space/separator thing is big fun for developers of text processing.

Sometimes hard to read just because of the tiny subtle markers with little difference in shape.

Try to read a bill from a matrix printer.

 

I read that Phibunsongkhram (military ruler during the 40s) tried a language reform but failed  due to strong resistance from "traditionalists"?

Oh yes, I remember reading about his idea to simply the Thai language:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thai_spelling_reform_of_1942

(He was the same guy who introduced the Thai ID card in 1943)

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The language you use determines one's ability to think, particularly with abstract concepts. Thais are not really that stupid, they just have a poor language to think with. 

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evolution since 1943 meant all we hear now is:

ฝรั่งฝรั่งฝรั่งฝรั่ง

unless he/she speaking was well educated....  

 

although a little while back I was listening to (and expecting) that same beat, between Mrs and her sisters... 

but my ears picked up it was a little different to the usual above words... now this...

ฝรั่งขี้นกฝรั่งขี้นกฝรั่งขี้นกฝรั่งขี้นกฝรั่ง 

 

so I called her ( the Mrs) out about it very quickly... 

 

Her sister went all Large Stary-eyed, panicky...

crying "No No No, we said 'Eat Chicken' "

 

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1 hour ago, BananaBandit said:

How come there are often about 10 Thai words in a row with no spaces between any of them ?

Just maybe because it´s a foreign language, that just not have to follow your line of how words should be written or read.

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