Thai-Isan-Lao Phrasebook with MP3 CD by Asger Mollerup
From English to Thai, Isan and Lao
Much More Than a Phrasebook
A remarkable large book covering the central Thai,Isan Thai and Lao languages. It covers common phrases, vocabulary, grammar rules and the writing of the Thai and Lao alphabets. Words and phrases are written in both the Thai and Lao scripts plus phonetic spelling in English. Along with the MP3 CD this really is a unique teaching manual for anyone wanting to use these languages.
The book aims at:
Beginners, who want to know the basics of the languages.
Students who might know most of the vocabulary already, but want to learn to read and write and determine tones.
Advanced students, who already know Thai and want to know Isan or Lao
The people of Isan, who want to read and write Lao.
The people of Lao, who want to read and write Thai.
About the author:
Asger Mollerup, an architect, visited Thailand for the first time in 1988 as part of a group researching slum problems and the impact of tourism on local environments. He returned in 1990, and since then has been working in various fields: Writing articles, promoting alternative tourism, (bringing tourists to experience village life), tourism advisor in Vientiane and farm manager for a Danish dairy project in Isan.
Presently he is managing a forestation project in the Phu Phan Mountains of Mukdahan, Isan. He is doing research on minority languages in Isan and Laos, (mainly Phutai), and on orientation of ancient Khmer temples in southern Isan and Laos. He hopes this book will ease the way for other foreigners, who share the same attraction for Thailand and Laos, and wish to learn the languages.
Large (A4) Size
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