February 14, 2009

Up and coming Thai language blogs

When I started this blog almost two years ago, I think the only blog about the Thai language was Scott Imig's Journey to Thai.

Web resources like Thai-Language and the Thai language forums at ThaiVisa and ThailandQA have been around much longer, of course, and are very useful resources. But Blogs have their own unique benefits and pleasures, so I'm glad that Thai 101 has gained a readership, and that it continues to grow.

I'm long overdue to give some link love to a couple of newer Thai language blogs. They're not so new anymore, though -- I meant to post about them months ago. Better late than never!

Women Learning Thai was started in June 2008, and is not limited to women, of course. The author, Cat, writes about her experiences learning Thai, expat life, and posts a lot of resources for those more toward the beginner end of the Thai learning scale. See, for example, Thai language cheat sheets or her detailed breakdown of the Thai alphabet poem.

Learn Thai From a White Guy started in May 2008, written by "Gwindarr" (aka Brett), whose Thai is quite advanced. He's a student at a Thai university, but his blog also aims toward the beginner's end of the scale. He's recently begun a series of YouTube videos, so you can watch his Thai in action as he is interviewed about his day, or explains usage for phrases like เฉยๆ.

If you're a regular reader here, or just passing through, you'll want to keep an eye on both of these blogs.

And send me an email if you know of others. Or start your own!

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the mention Rikker. Researching for WLT has been a worthwhile project.

    (hopefully more people will blog their experiences with the Thai language).

    Until I started writing at WLT, I didn't realise the myriad of ways to study a foreign language.

    It's almost more interesting than learning a language.

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