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    Thai could supersede English as the dominant world language

    THAI COULD BE WORLD’S NEW ENGLISH, PRAYUTH SAYS

    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.



    Rao Tum Dai: Thai Could Be World?s New English, Prayuth Says

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    If you do what I say, one day Thai will be the world’s lingua franca,” Prayuth said.
    So there you go. Do as he says and Thai will become the world's most dominant language. Easy as that.

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    He's a silly billy.
    Have to love 'im, though.

    Thainess.

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    Their hubris verges on insanity.

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    I believe him, Mae pan Rae

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Their hubris verges on insanity.
    They are adorable, aren't they.

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    one day Thai will be the world’s lingua franca,” Prayuth said

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    Once you do as he says.

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    On yer knees, bitch!...

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    I'm still trying to learn how to say BLURTER in Thai.

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    Brul-tuur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luigi View Post
    Brul-tuur.
    The tones are tricky on that one, I've been pronouncing it stroh lerrr

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    Having bullied and threatened the population into accepting its authoritarian constitution, the Thai military is busy expanding its political influence in order to dominate political society in the decades to come.

    Added to this is the process of acting more and more like royalty and political celebrities. This process started some time ago with the egotistical General Prayut who gave himself supreme and unchecked powers. He also started to behave as though he himself was the king, with only a brief nod to the incapacitated invalid Pumipon.

    Of course Prayut’s younger brother was promoted to a command position by the Generalissimo himself. Other relatives of top generals have also benefited from the destruction of democracy. Prayut’s nephew, the son of this same younger brother, is in charge of a company which has been involved in 11 government contracts worth 155,603,000 baht. Naturally, this and the various military coups were carried out with the aim of eradicating corruption and political bribes to the people by politicians.

    Meanwhile the generals have just published their budget for 2017. The Ministry of Defence and Police get 312 billion baht while the
    Ministry of Health gets less than half that amount at 126 billion baht. No mystery about their priorities here!

    The question is why can this self-opinionated murdering megalomaniac get away with these embarrassing rants? Why must he claim to have an idiotic answer for everything? Why can he not speak Thai properly and string together a coherent sentence? The answer is that he is unaccountable to anyone because he holds power by the gun and is supported by fawning members of the middle-classes and the elites…. But ordinary folk are “too stupid” to deserve the right to vote?


    More mad ravings... (source https://uglytruththailand.wordpress....yut-chan-ocha/).


    On the high price of seafood for the consumer: “If you can’t afford it eat something else and let rich people eat seafood. We don’t have to have equality. If you want to eat expensive food you have to work harder to earn the money.” His Excellency is explaining that most common citizens are just undeserving scum and need stay in their place. Meanwhile the hard-working generals continue to enjoy seafood and multiple fat salaries.


    When lemons and limes became expensive: “Just grow your own in a pot and stop complaining. People have to learn to help themselves.” The Generalissimo is urging people to follow his example of helping himself to power and money.


    Three wise thoughts on the problems of drought: “We’ve spent a lot of time destroying forests.” Obviously Our Dear Leader is talking about corrupt military officials and business friends who control the illegal logging racket….. “You need plant more trees and move down from the source of water in the mountains. If people leave the forest alone he (sic) will get bigger, but the problem is we don’t have water and nothing will grow.”


    “We shall be getting Royal Rain to fall above the dams, but people should also dig wells”….

    Also on the problems of drought: “Farmers should try other things apart from rice and vegetables. People should farm grasshoppers to eat because they are high in protein. They should also farm earth worms for sale.”

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    ^^


    I've got a feeling that he may be wrong on this one.

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    The problem ain't really the Thai language per se, but that Thailand isn't saying anything anyone else wants to hear.

    Thailand does have a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in global environmental issues.
    The new king is a player with his cycling advocacy.
    Since Thailand is a bit of a microcosim (70 million). Social reeducation events could in theory take place fairly quickly
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    ^ Social re-education is already happening via numpty and his gang of murderers.

    Social 'engineering', has been common place to Thailand since time immemorial..

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    Maybe it was a slip of the tongue, he possibly meant to say Mandarin.

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    Nick you do realise the PM has his very own lese majeste law don't you.


    Quote Originally Posted by NZdick1983 View Post
    ^ Social re-education is already happening via numpty and his gang of murderers.

    Social 'engineering', has been common place to Thailand since time immemorial..

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    Chinese already infused so deeply into Thai society, at every level... they would be better served learning their master's lingo...

    Quote Originally Posted by Chico
    Nick you do realise the PM has his very own lese majeste law don't you.
    ^ I have my own Lese majeste law too... I will snipe that koon when he least expects it... perhaps in a temple
    like he executed the unarmed nurses... remember that? I certainly do... and will always.



    In the Wat Patum bloody incident, 6 people, including two volunteer nurses, were shot in cold blood by military snipers stationed on the sky train line overlooking the temple. Wat Patum had been designated as a “safe sanctuary” during the bloody crack-down by General Prayut Chan-ocha’s troops against unarmed pro-democracy red shirts. Nearly a hundred civilians were killed by General Prayut’s soldiers that month. The military installed Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister at the time were Abhisit Vejjajiva and Sutep Tueksuban from the Democrat Party. Prayut appointed himself as the present junta leader and Prime Minister after the recent May 2014 coup.


    In August 2013 the Coroner’s Court ruled that those who were shot in Wat Patum were unarmed civilians and that the shots came from the direction of where the security forces were stationed on the sky train line. The court found that there was no evidence that there were any armed protesters or so-called “men in black”. Abhisit and Prayut have long tried to lie that red shirt protesters were armed, in order to justify the cold-blooded shootings by the military.
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    Herr ... I dont know where to start as Prayuth's statement is so full of shit (can't find word to say it properly):
    - Thai is a tonal language making it almost impossible to spread worldwide, even if for reason yet to be determined Thailand would gain such an aura that people would flock into classrooms to learn the linguo. There is no (few) grammar tricks thougt.
    - This language is used by 70 millions people, it means nothing on a world scale. Some may refer to French language, which both prononciation and grammar are a nightmare for learners, well, it used by more people than Thai (French, Belgium, part of switzerland, and a set of african countries), this alone make the comparison with thai language out of line, and if we add historical issues that earned the french language its (somewhat disproportionate) place, Thai language can't compete
    - Competitors : Do Chinese mandarin (1 Billion+ speakers) and spanish (570 millions speakers) ring a bell? come on, Prayuth ...

    At best it's wishfull thinking from Prayuth, he was chastising politics for making promises they could keep once elected ... that's what he is doing now, impossible promises to keep his position (why bother? he took it forcefully anyway no need to be popular for him)...

    Thai are so much gullible ? I think yes but not that much...

    They choosed to empowere the Junta, so be it, do not complain when your dear leader says oranges are blue...

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    You guys are so naive,the 32 million tourists last year,we're all booked in for a Thai intensive language program.

    Next year the program will be extended and they are expecting 100 million,TAT are opening branches throughout the world and are expected to attract 1.5 billion.

    Its gospel according khun P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay
    can't find word to say it properly
    Fixed.
    Quote Originally Posted by Farang Ky Ay
    fullofshit

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    Prayuth's comments translated into English so that everyone could understand.



    Laughter, it appears, is the lingua franca of this proclamation.

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