As part of my continuing study of Thai Massage and 4 Element Theory, I’m starting to actually try to learn Thai, the language. I was fluent as a child but now it’s all to do over again.
As an adult, I’m struck by how hilarious this language is. I’m only 1 lesson into this book and it’s already a sea of homophones. Not only is this a tonal language, with all the challenges that implies, but then there are actual homophones, just like in English.
Within the first 9 letters I am learning, there are 2 which make the sound /d/. And then there’s also 2 which make the highly similar sound /dt/. Oh this is gonna be a fun ride!