Thai: An Essential Grammar
By David Smyth
Routledge – 2002 – 256 pages
Series: Routledge Essential Grammars
Concise and user-friendly, Thai: An Essential Grammar is the ideal guide to the basic structures of the language for both students on taught courses and independent learners. Grammatical forms are explained in clear, jargon-free style and illustrated by examples, given in both Thai script and romanization. As well as grammar, it includes guidance on pronunciation, speech conventions and the beautiful Thai writing system.
Preface; Introduction; 1. Pronunciation; 2. Writing System; 3. Nouns, classifiers and noun phrases; 4. Pronouns; 5. Verbs; 6.Adjectives (stative verbs) and adjectival constructions; 7. Adverbs and adverbial constructions; 8. Location markers and prepositions; 9. Clauses and sentences; 10. Sentence particles 11. Negation; 12. Questions; 13. Numbers, measurement and quantification; 14. Time; 15. Thai speech conventions; appendix; Glossary of grammatical terms; Bibliography and further reading; Index
David Smyth is Lecturer in Thai at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London