May 9, 2010
Learn the complex Thai vowels in this lesson. Each vowel has either a long or short sound. In the Thai language, each vowel is pronounced with either a short or a long duration which alters the meaning of words! This is very much unlike English in which the meaning of words remains the same no matter how long you pronounce a vowel sound. Most Thai vowels can not stand alone and are either placed before, after, below or above consonants. Complex vowels consist of several parts and can be placed around the consonants. Please refer to our Thai alphabet reference for a transcript of this lesson.