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Overview

This application helps you to learn the Thai consonants and vowel/diphthong forms in a series of graded levels. Consonants are covered in levels 1 to 14; diphthongs are covered in levels 15 to 38.

For consonants, the consonant is shown on the flashcard. Click the "Flip" button and you will see the pronunciation of the consonant's name, its name's meaning, its class and notes about whether it's regular or not, or obsolete. Clicking on the speaker icon will play the consonant's name.

For vowels and diphthongs, a word using the particular vowel/diphthong pattern is shown on the flashcard. Click the "Flip" button and you will see the pronunciation of the word, its definition and an "Explain" link which opens a chart in a new window which explains the pattern and gives further example words using that pattern. Clicking on the speaker icon will play the word.

The general sequence of the levels is that one level introduces a small number of new patterns, whilst the next level repeats that pattern with patterns from previous levels. It's weighted so that the more recent levels are included more frequently than older levels. If you repeat one of the latter levels you will probably get a different set of patterns.

Options

The "options" page, accessed by clicking on "Options" on the level menu page, allows you:

Click the "Save" button to save your preferences.