Lesson 11

Consonant . Long Vowel ◌ู. Short Vowel ◌ุ

Reading

The final regular consonant should look familiar. It's . Somewhat paradoxically can function both as a vowel (as we've seen) and a consonant. As a consonant it's mid class and is pronounced as a glottal stop. It's used for words that start with a vowel sound such as อาย (meaning "shy"), which is pronounced /aay/ (or /ʔaay/ if you write the glottal stop), or อัน (a classifier meaning "piece"), which is pronounced /an/ (/ʔan/ if you write the glottal stop). How do you think ออ is pronounced, or อวย? The answers are included in the game.

And now for two more vowels, ◌ู and ◌ุ.

CharacterPronunciation
◌ู/uu/
◌ุ/u/

Both are written below the consonant to which they relate. So, for example, ดู (meaning "to see") is read in the order ด-◌ู and is pronounced /duu/. Similarly หุง ("to cook") is read in the order ห-◌ุ-ง and is pronounced /hǔŋ/.

Here are some practice words:

Here are some slightly longer words.

Writing

CharacterNotes
uuStart, as usual, with the loop. This vowel aligns with the right side of the character it's attached to.
uAs for ◌ู.