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Asia Expat Forum

NECTEC - an organization responsible for the development of Information Technology in Thailand:
SEALANG-L is an unmoderated mailing list and archives dedicated to Southeast Asian languages:
Thai-worldview: Isan (Various information on Isan)
Center for Southeast Asian Studies - SEAsite - at Northern Illinois University.
The Rosetta-project is a global collaboration of language specialists and native speakers working to develop a contemporary version of the historic Rosetta Stone.
General information about Thailand as a tourist destination: Thailand Be There


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Literature on Thai Language Online Store in association with
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Haas, Mary Thai-English Student’s Dictionary. Oxford University Press, 1964.
Kerr, Allen D. Lao - English Dictionary I + II.
Consortium Press. The Catholic Uni. of A. Press. Washington D.C. 20017.
Marcus, Russel English - Lao, Lao – English Dictionary. Charles E Tuttle, Tokyo 1970.
Mc Farland, G.B. Thai - English Dictionary, Stanford University Press, 1953.
Phinthong, Preecha Isan - Thai – English Dictionary. Ubol, Thailand, 2532.
Robertson, Richard G Robertson’s Practical English-Thai Dictionary. Asia Books, Bangkok, 1969.
Setthaputra, So New Model English-Thai Dictionary. Bangkok. As CD-ROM too.
Veerapong, Maha Somdej Isan Central-Thai Dictionary. Bangkok, Thai Watana Panich Press, 197.2
Various Lao-Thai-English Dictionary. Bangkok, Kasetsart University, 2000.
Benedict, Paul K. Austro-Thai Language and Culture with a Glossary of Roots.
Brown, J.M. From Ancient Thai to Modern Dialects and other Writings on Historical Linguistics. White Lotus. Bangkok. 1985.
Cummings, Joe Lao Phrasebook. Lonely Planet, 1995. Pocketbook.
Cummings, Joe Thai Phrasebook. Lonely Planet, 1984. Pocketbook.
Gedney, William J. A Puzzle in Comparative Tai Phonetics. 1971.
Gedney, William J.

Selected Papers on Comparative Tai Studies
Michigan Papers on South and Southeast Asia. 
Center for South and Southeast Asian Studies. No. 29. Michigan Uni. 1989.

Haas, Mary. R The Thai System of Writing.
Hoshimo Basic Spoken Lao. Charles E. Tuttle Company. Tokyo. Japan.
Li, Fang Kuei A Handbook of Comparative Tai. Uni. Press of Hawaii. 1977

Marcus, Russel
+ Hoshino, Tatsuo

Laos for beginners - An Introduction to the Spoken and Written Language.  
Charles E. Tuttle Company. Tokyo. Japan. 1981.
National Thai Studies Centre Learning Thai Script. National Thai Studies Centre. Faculty of Asian Studies, Canberra, 1997. CD-ROM - htp:/
Noss, Richard B. Thai Reference Grammer.Washington 
D.C. Foreign Service Institute. Dep. Of State. 1964.
Shoichi Iwasaki + Preeya Ingkaphirom A Reference Grammar of Thai.
Cambridge University Press

Smyth, David + Chitkasem, Manas

Linguaphone Thai Language Course.
London, 1984. (3 books and 6 tapes).


Breazeale, Kennon + Smuskarn, Snit

A Culture in Search of Survival: The Phuan of Thailand and Laos.Monograph Series 31 / Yale Uni. S.E.Asian Studies. Yale Center for International and Area Studies. New Haven, Connecticut, 1988.

Diller, Anthony

What Makes Central Thai a National Language. In National Identity and its Defenders, Craigh J. Reynolds ed., Chiang Mai: Silkworm Books: 87-132, 1991.

Higham, Charles The Archeology of Mainland S.E.Asia from 10.000 to the Fall of Angkor.
Keyes, Charles F. Isan - Regionalism in S.E.Thailand. 
Ithaca. S.E.Asia Program. Cornell Uni., 1967.
Keyes, Charles F.

Thailand - Buddhist Kingdom as Modern Nation State.
Westview Press / Boulder and London, 1987.

Keyes, Charles F. The Golden Peninsular
Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc., N.Y. 1977.
Shorto, H.L.

The Linguistic Prehistory of Mainland South East Asia.
In Smith and Watson (eds.) 1979  -  273-78.

Stuart-Fox, Martin A History Of Laos. Cambridge 1997.

Winichakul + Thongchai

Siam Mapped – A History of the geo-body of Siam. 
Silkworm books, Chiang Mai, 1994.
Fippinger, D.C. Kinship Terms of the Black Tai People 
Journal of the Siam Society -59.1 (1971) pp 65-82.


 © 2005 by Asger Mollerup

1st edition: 2001
2nd edition: 2005

Distribution: White Lotus Co., Ltd.

Printed in Thailand
by Amarin Printing and Publishing Public Company Limited



Thai-Isan-Lao Phrasebook with phonetics and soundtrack

Page 1 Index page.
Page 2 Introduction: Front page, introduction, content.
Page 3 Texts: Shopping, Learning by Oneself, etc.
Page 4 Wordlists: Menu-card, people, etc.
Page 5 Grammar: Present-Past-Future, adjectives, classifiers, etc.
Page 6 Writing Manuals: Thai consonants, Lao vowels, Isan clusters, etc.
Page 7 Appendixes: Comparing Lao and Thai consonants and vowels, etc.
Page 8 About the author
Page 9 Link page: Literature and web-sites


Asger Mollerup, June 2005