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Thai language interpreting & translation

Thai, also known as Siamese, is the official language of Thailand and is spoken by the majority of the country’s population. It belongs to the Kra-Dai language family, which is part of the larger Kra-Dai language group. Thai is renowned for its unique script, which is an abugida, a writing system where consonants have an inherent vowel sound. The script is written from left to right and does not use spaces between words.

The Thai language has its roots in the central region of what is now Thailand, and over time, it has absorbed vocabulary from various sources, including Pali, Sanskrit, Khmer, and Chinese. Additionally, Thai has different registers and levels of politeness, making it a complex language to master. The use of these registers depends on factors such as social status, age, and the relationship between speakers.

In the realm of linguistics, Thai is known for its tonal system, where the pitch or tone in which a word is spoken can alter its meaning. There are five tones in Thai, making correct pronunciation crucial for conveying intended messages. The Thai language, with its rich cultural and historical influences, plays a vital role in shaping the identity of the people of Thailand.

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