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Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by buksida » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:58 am

Thai could supersede English as the dominant world language – at least in the opinion of junta chairman Prayuth Chan-ocha.

After awarding trophies to youths Thursday at the Government House, Prayuth gave an address encouraging children to embrace their language, which he assured could one day become the world’s common language.

“The most commonly used language today is of course English. If it was Thai, we’d be a great power already. Is there a chance? Yes. If you do what I say, one day Thai will be the world’s lingua franca,” Prayuth said.

He added that although Thai is relatively difficult to learn, more people are learning the language.

“[Thai] has 44 characters … we have tones and more vowels than English. One word has many meanings. This is the pride Thais have built,” he explained.

Source: http://www.khaosodenglish.com/politics/ ... yuth-says/

Right up there with North Korean ...
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by hhinner » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:12 am

I had a look at the video clip on Khao sod and my impression was that nobody was listening to him. There was background conversation noise and, anyway, if people were listening why didn't they laugh?

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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by Name Taken » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:17 am

:lach:

The comedic entertainment in Thailand is great, I love it and it's free. In the U.S. you would have to pay money for this kind of comedy.

I think 'Korean' is the language spoken in North Korea, I don't think 'North Korean' is an actual language.
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by buksida » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:18 am

Name Taken wrote: I think Korean is the language spoken in North Korea, I don't think 'North Korean' is an actual language.
It was a joke. :roll:
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by Name Taken » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:19 am

buksida wrote:
Name Taken wrote: I think Korean is the language spoken in North Korea, I don't think 'North Korean' is an actual language.
It was a joke. :roll:

Oh, sorry buksida :| :cheers:

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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by J.J.B. » Fri Jan 13, 2017 1:41 pm

buksida wrote:"One word has many meanings. This is the pride Thais have built,”
Proud to be confusing anyone who tries to understand what they do or why. Genius.
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by Farang » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:11 pm

This might be the case where the Mountain won't learn Mohammed, Mohammed must learn Mountain?
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by StevePIraq » Fri Jan 13, 2017 2:47 pm

So it is not China we have to fear will take over the world it is Thailand and the Thai language. Oh my Buddha
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by europtimiste » Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:42 pm

He deserves the Nobel price of stupidity. Thais can see what kind of PM they have.

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Post by hhinner » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:49 pm

J.J.B. wrote:
buksida wrote:"One word has many meanings. This is the pride Thais have built,”
Proud to be confusing anyone who tries to understand what they do or why. Genius.
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And he thinks other languages don't have homonyms? But then he doesn't speak anything else I suppose.

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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by oakdale160 » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:53 pm

I think that this is a reaction against something the Thai people dont want to face. the primary language of ASEAN and of SE Asia trade is going to be English--this has been agreed on. For s/p, malaysia and the Phillips this is no problem. Most other countries are addressing it by upgrading English teaching--Thai is handling it bya typical method--pretending it isnt so.

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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by Spitfire » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:54 pm

What has Prayuth been smoking?
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by PeteC » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:31 pm

They appear to have no vision except for the past and the status quo. :(
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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by STEVE G » Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:46 am

prcscct wrote:They appear to have no vision except for the past and the status quo. :(
He seems to have a vision of taking over the world. Other military dictatorships have tried that in the past and it's always ended badly.

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Re: Junta: Thai to become the world's common language

Post by StevePIraq » Sat Jan 14, 2017 9:19 am

prcscct wrote:They appear to have no vision except for the past and the status quo. :(
That is what Buddhism is all about, never upset anyone, avoid conflict at all cost, save face, never change anything and only think of today as tomorrow will take care of itself.
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