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Foreign Language Study & Reference
  • Author:
    Mary R. Haas
  • ISBN:
    0879502665
  • ISBN13:
    978-0879502669
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  • Publisher:
    Spoken Language Services (June 1, 1971)
  • Pages:
    115 pages
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    Foreign Language Study & Reference
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Mary Haas lays out the system very very well.

Mary Haas lays out the system very very well. As Derek Tonkin and Franklin Huffman set the standard for textbooks on the Khmer writing system, Mary Haas has done the same for Thai. 4 people found this helpful.

Haas, Mary R. The Thai System of Writing

Haas, Mary R. The Thai System of Writing. Ford Foundation, New York, . This book is designed to be used in conjunction with two other recently published books, namely the THAI READER and the THAI VOCABULARY (American Coun-cil of Learned Societies, 1954 and 1955). All words cited in the present book are followed by a phonetic transcription (see Phonetic Key and Charts on the pages immediately following this preface).

Explanation of the Thai system of writing. Books by Mary R. Haas

The Thai System of Writing. Publications Series A, Texts No. 1. ccxxiii. Washington, D. American Council of Learned Societies, 1955.

The Thai System of Writing. American Council of Learned Societies, 1956. 2. xiv, 217–589. Publications Series B, Aids No. 5. xiv, 115.

Haas was born in Richmond, Indiana. She attended high school and Earlham College in Richmond. Haas undertook graduate work on comparative philology at the University of Chicago.

Mary Haas lays out the system very very well

Mary Haas lays out the system very very well.

Thai System of Writing.

The majority of the texts come from the unpublished writings of James H. Hill of Eufaula, an especially knowledgeable elder who composed texts for Dr. Haas using the standard Creek alphabet. Twelve other speakers served as sources for dictated texts. Thai System of Writing. Spoken Thai, Basic Course, Units 1-12.

The Thai system of writing.

Influential Citations2. Interlingual Word Taboos.

Haas's The Thai System of Writing (1956) is far and away the best . Washington, . This book was my own introduction to Thai

Beautifully clear and systematic, but without burdening the learner with historical explanations for the synchronic complexities, this is the indispensable introduction to the Thai writing system. American Council of Learned Societies. This book was my own introduction to Thai. I remember devouring it from cover to cover during the summer of 1965, before leaving for my first field trip in Thailand. This works much better than hugging the phonetic ground too closely with, .

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Samugor
Like another reviewer mentioned, having a strong background in phonetic cognates will help you digest complex rules.

Many of the rules are only concrete in hindsight, you may skip this book as I did and teach yourself the alphabet. From there precede with Haas' Thai Reader and figure out the rules.

Either way, you are going to be going back to this book to see if you could do it better, and when that happens you will realize how smart Haas is. This book should be digested in bits and pieces over a long period of time. Concise yet enlightening.
Yojin
This is a really good book marred only by the bad print job. It's like a third-generation mimeograph, so a lot of visual detail is lost. The exposition and organization of the book are beyond compare. If you know the IPA and you have a linguistic bent (i.e. you know what "velar" and "labial" mean) and you want to understand Thai writing, then this is totally the book for you. Even with the crappy-ass print job.
Cildorais
The Thai writing system is not as complex as it appears at first glance, but can be somewhat frustrating for speakers of English. Mary Haas lays out the system very very well. As with all older texts, and as other reviewers have noted, this one would benefit from a reprinting with modern and more elegant laser fonts. As Derek Tonkin and Franklin Huffman set the standard for textbooks on the Khmer writing system, Mary Haas has done the same for Thai.
MegaStar
This book has all the facts, but the text is very hard to make out, like a bad photocopy. I was hoping this book would shed light on some of the more obscure rules, like the character (ra rua) appearing twice in the same word without tone marks is the same as the short vowel (mai han-aa-gaat) but found none of that. This book also shows its age, having been written in 1955, stating that "satang" = "1/100th of a Tical" (the old currency of thailand). I found that the pages were packed with text, and this made it difficult to follow. I would reccomend the books by Benjawan Poomsan Becker over this title. While I am not a novice, I found trying to decipher the phonetic alphabet was annoying, I favor phonetic spelling but with a transliteration that you can actually read along with it, such as the system found in Robertsons Practical Thai-English Dictionary by AsiaBooks. In all, I would pass on this book if I had to do it again.
Chankane
Mary Haas pioneered the revelation of the Thai language for English speakers. She was the first and everything she has written about Thai is classic. She was doing this stuff in the late 1940's when the world was in a different Galaxy so don't expect references to the Internet or such. Enjoy her work and appreciate how difficult her job was at the time.
Quynaus
This is a technical book, detailing all the complex rules of writing Thai. For beginners who have not studied linguistics, the methodology used may be inaccessible. For those who already know some Thai, and would like to improve their ability to spell, and to determine tones of unknown words while reading, this is a very good resource. The book contains no exercises -- book refers to a Thai Reader which contains exercises -- I have not seen the Thai Reader.