In this lesson we encounter two new consonants and two new vowels. Let's start with the two consonants, ซ and ถ, which are low class and high class respectively.
|ซ||/s/||/sɔɔ sôo/||Chain||Contrast with ช|
|ถ||/th/||/thɔ̌ɔ thǔŋ/||Bag||Contrast with ก|
We can now complete our table of corresponding high and low class regular consonants:
Here are some words using these new characters.
And here are some longer ones to practise.
And now for two more vowels, เ and แ:
These vowels are written before the consonant to which they relate. So, for example แพง (meaning "expensive") is read in the order พ-แ-ง and is pronounced /phɛɛŋ/. Similarly แขก ("guest") is read ข-แ-ก and is pronounced /khɛ̀ɛk/.
Here are some practice words:
Here are some slightly longer words to practise reading.
|ซ||A variant of ข. Start by drawing the loop clockwise. Pay attention to the noch on the stem of the loop.|
|ถ||A variant of ก. Start by drawing loop clockwise. Careful with the shape of the "beak".|
|ee||As usual, start with the loop.|
|ae||Draw the two parts of the character left first, then right.|