TSwipe-Pro Thai Keyboard for Android

The standard Android keyboards such as Android Keyboard (AOSP) and Gboard do not display all the Thai characters. Instead, half the Thai characters are not visible until the shift key is tapped. This is a problem for people who do not have the key positions memorized. Therefore a different keyboard is needed. That keyboard is ... Read more

Learning how to listen

This is about learning how to hear a new language. Many so-called experts recommend trying to speak immediately, but one cannot say what one cannot hear. Also, while in some cases sounds are considered the same, there are nonetheless differences. Capturing and recognizing these differences is important. Pigeon Holes When there are recognized sounds that ... Read more

Prosody in Thai Language

> In linguistics, prosody is concerned with those elements of speech that are not individual phonetic segments (vowels and consonants) but are properties of syllables and larger units of speech, including linguistic functions such as intonation, tone, stress, and rhythm. Such elements are known as suprasegmentals. Prosody vs. Discrete Phonology In learning Thai, or any ... Read more

Anki for Learning Thai

Anki is one of the most popular flashcard software programs for memorization, and it is one of the first. It includes a spaced repetition algorithm for optimized learning, and a host of configuration options. Anki is multi-platform (Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS), and free (except for iOS). There is also a web version, and all ... Read more

Air Pollution in Thailand

Air pollution is a significant problem in Thailand. Northern, Northeastern, and Central Thailand all suffer from seasonal air pollution from seasonal fires and air patterns. Even Southern Thailand can suffer bouts of air pollution from nearby Sumatra Island. Also, year-round air pollution plagues the larger metropolitan areas in Thailand because of the preponderance of diesel-burning ... Read more

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