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How to write the 11 Thai High-Class Consonants in Thai Script

By May 8, 2013June 28th, 2020No Comments

Thai High-Class Consonants

Thai high-class consonants Thai High-Class Consonants are made up of 11 individual letters. The Thai Alphabet has 44 letters in total and these are broken into 3 different classes of consonants with different tonal rules. The tones are

  • high class,
  • mid-class
  • and low class.

Today I would like to teach you how to write all the High-Class Consonants. This sounds rather complicated to start with however, with a bit of practise it will come quite naturally.

Hints – With Thai letters always start with the circle part of the Thai Script. We have illustrated this below. Have a try:

1. ข /kɔ̌ɔ kài/
kaw kai | writing Thai
2. ฃ /kɔ̌ɔ kùat/
kaw kuat | Thai High Class Consonant
3. ฉ /chɔ̌ɔ chìng/
chaw ching | letters
4. ฐ /tɔ̌ɔ tǎan/
taw taan | Thai Script
5. ถ /tɔ̌ɔ tǔng/
taw tung | Thai Alphabet
6. ผ /pɔ̌ɔ pʉ̂ng/
paw pung
7. ฝ /fɔ̌ɔ fǎa/
faw fah | writing Thai
8. ศ /sɔ̌ɔ sǎa-laa/
saw sah rah
9. ษ /sɔ̌ɔ rʉʉ-sǐi/
saw ruesee | How to write Thai
10. ส /sɔ̌ɔ sʉ̌a/
saw sua | Alphabet Thai
11. ห /hɔ̌ɔ hip/
haw heep

Once you can write these well then please follow this link to practice the sounds of the Thai Consonants http://youtu.be/dG2_8DmXJtM. 

For more information about the sounds of the Thai Alphabet please follow this link. Thai Alphabet Sounds

I hope this is helpful to you 🙂

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By Prae
Thai Language Teacher