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Learn the Thai Alphabet: Classes of Consonants (Unpaired-Low Class)

Consonants | Unpaired-Low Class

low class consonant thai single unpair

Hi. I hope you enjoyed learning about the Thai Alphabet from my last blog.

Let’s have a little review again. There are 44 consonants in Thai Language Alphabet which are divided into 3 classes;

1. Middle Class
2. High Class
3. Low Class

Today I would like to continue to the last 10 Thai consonants in the Low-Class Consonants (LC)

The nature of LC is middle tone with the air release (aspirate). There are 2 kinds of LC which are;

3.1 Paired
3.2 Unpaired

The consonants in unpaired-LC are new sounds, not in paired with anyone.
There are 10 consonants in Unpaired-LC as these following;

ม. ม้า      /mor máa/

น. หนู      /nor nŭu/

ณ. เณร    /nor nehn/

ง. งู         /ngor nguu/

ย. ยักษ์     /yor yák/

ญ. หญิง    /yor yĭng/

ร. เรือ      /ror rua/

ล. ลิง       /lor ling/

ฬ. จุฬา     /lor jù-laa/

ว. แหวน     /wor wăen/

Congratulations! Now you know all Thai consonants! Hope you have fun with Thai alphabet! There is more about the Thai Alphabet here

Please keep practising 🙂

Thai Language Teacher