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Notes of Passivization

One construction students of the English language inevitably encounter in their course of study is the conversion of an active sentence into a passive one (passivization), e.g.: John bought a car. (active) –>  A car was bought by John. (passive) … Continue reading

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[b]/[p]/[ph]-Series and [d]/[t]/[th]-Series in Thai and English

When touring around Thailand, it isn’t uncommon to encounter attractions with a most disagreeable double pricing system (higher admission cost for non-Thai nationals, you would never find this in Europe… Anyway…).  I imagine three categories of non-Thai tourist: those who … Continue reading

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Thai Pradesh

ประเทศไทย or [prà.thê:t.thai] (Thailand) is probably one of the first words a student of Thai would memorize.  In this post, I explore the ประ [prà] and เทศ [thê:t] of Thailand.

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