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Author Smyth, David, 1954-

Title Thai : an essential grammar / David Smyth
Published London : Routledge, [2002]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  495.9182421 Smy/Tae  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Essential grammars
Routledge essential grammars
Essential grammar.
Contents Ch. 1. Pronunciation -- Ch. 2. The writing system -- Ch. 3. Nouns, classifiers and noun phrases -- Ch. 4. Pronouns -- Ch. 5. Verbs -- Ch. 6. Adjectives (stative verbs) and adjectival constructions -- Ch. 7. Adverbs and adverbial constructions -- Ch. 8. Location markers and other prepositions -- Ch. 9. Clauses and sentences -- Ch. 10. Sentence particles -- Ch. 11. Negation -- Ch. 12. Questions -- Ch. 13. Numbers, measurement and quantification -- Ch. 14. Time -- Ch. 15. Thai speech conventions -- App. 1. Romanisation systems -- App. 2. The verbs hay, day/daay and pen: a summary
Summary "This is a concise and user-friendly guide to the basic structures of the language." "Grammatical forms are demonstrated through examples, given in both Thai script and romanised transliteration, with clear, jargon-free explanations. It is designed for use both by students taking a taught course in Thai and for independent learners, and includes guidance on pronunciation, speech conventions and the Thai writing system as well as grammar." "With numerous examples bringing grammar to life, this unique reference work will prove invaluable to all students looking to master the grammar of Thai."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 227-229
Subject Thai language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.
Thai language -- Grammar.
Genre/Form Textbooks.
LC no. 2002068324
ISBN 0415226139 hardback
0415226147 paperback