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How to Learn the Thai Vowels

Regular Vowel Sounds

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Note that the speaker uses the word sara, which means vowel. a is the sound, Sara a is the name of the vowel.

Special Vowel Symbols

These symbols represent specific vowel-consonant sounds. They are treated as vowels. Tap to listen and view IPA spelling.
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Group 2, sara ai mai muan and sara ai mai malai have exactly the same sound. Group 3 and 4 have both long and short sounds.

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