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Your Thai translation will most likely be done in standard Thai, also known as Siamese and Central Thai, because that is the official language of Thailand.  Thai is spoken by over 60 million people including many people in Australia. It belongs to the Kradai language family, to the sub group Tai. It is also linked to other language families like AustroAsiatic and Sino-Tibetan. Thai is an analytic and tonal language. The written script of Thai is derived from the Khmer alphabets which are related to the Brahmic Script. The language is very closely associated with Lao to the extent that both languages are mutually intelligible.Your Thai translator will understand the history and culture of the language.

A Thai translation can be difficult.  Most native english speakers have a difficult time learning Thai Grammar. The grammatical peculiarities include no distinction between adjectives and adverbs. A word can be used as either while intensity is included with the help of reduplication. The verbs dont change depending on the person, tense, mood, number or voice. Also there are no participles in Thai. Once again reduplication is used for intensity. Nouns display neither gender nor plural and collectives are formed by reduplication. Other grammatical formations include pronouns, indication of possession through particles and the use of particles in lieu of intonation.  The rules of the Thai language are understood by a good Thai translator performing a Thai translation.

Your Thai interpreter will understand that Thai is a tonal language which means that a word can have several meanings depending on the pitch and tone used while pronouncing it. There are 5 distinct tones in Thai and they are the mid, the falling, the low, the high and the rising. English speakers are also overwhelmed by the consonant pronunciation pattern. In English a distinction only exists between the voiced and unaspirated and the unvoiced aspirated but in Thai there exists a third combination of unvoiced and unaspirated. The Vocabulary has been borrowed from Sanskrit, Pali, Khmer and Chinese but the language that has contributed the most to Thai vocabulary is English.  Despite this, your Thai translation should be performed by a knowledgeable Thai translator.

The various dialects of the language are Standard Thai spoken by the ethnic majority; Bangkok Thai which as the name suggests is used in Bangkok, Khorat Thai, Central Thai and Southern Thai. Standard Thai ha several distinct registers to be used in various social contexts. Some of these include religious Thai and Royal Thai which as the names suggest are used with the monks and members of the royal family respectively. Elegant Thai is most often used for writing particularly in newspapers while Street Thai is reserved for friends and relatives. Rhetorical Thai is used for public speaking.  Get a knowledgeable Thai translation today.


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