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

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 

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