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    The real beginning of Pattaya, even before the Viet Nam war.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    The real beginning of Pattaya, even before the Viet Nam war.

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    The American War....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    In '64 Pattaya was spelled with one 'T' according to some of the photo's. Is that a mistake or what?
    Probably because there's only one 'T' in the Thai spelling of the place: พัยา

    I think it's one of those words that use a consonant twice (but written only once) - used once for the final sound of one syllable and once for the initial sound of the next syllable. Ekkamai/Ekamai is another example. เอกมัย. I've seen that spelt using roman letters with one k and also with a pair of them.

    So one T reflects the Thai spelling more closely but two of them reflects the prounciation of the word more closely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Probably because there's only one 'T' in the Thai spelling of the place: พัยา

    I think it's one of those words that use a consonant twice (but written only once) - used once for the final sound of one syllable and once for the initial sound of the next syllable. Ekkamai/Ekamai is another example. เอกมัย. I've seen that spelt using roman letters with one k and also with a pair of them.

    So one T reflects the Thai spelling more closely but two of them reflects the prounciation of the word more closely.

    Of course. Sensible.
    These examples are of Thai language origins.
    Has little to do with European phonetic transliteration or other silly notions that we place on Asiatic linguistic script.

    Not surprised that these things require explanation for some [or...most]

    Nonetheless, well done Nev!


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    R&R in the old days.

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    Kinda cringeworty really- Thai pu ying dressed as Hawaiian wahine. Sigh

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    Back in the 70's I would have shagged either or both. But first they would have to be impressed with my cool looking bell bottom jeans and disco shirt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loy Toy View Post
    My first visit to Pattaya was 35 years ago and the growth of the city has been both unbelievable and undesirable.

    I do hope they clean up the bright-side removing most of the seedy shit, redevelop walking street and clean up the beaches.

    Walking street has been updated over the years. The beaches are as clean as any city with that kind of tourism.

    Clean up most of the seedy shit ? Yeah yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    Walking street has been updated over the years. The beaches are as clean as any city with that kind of tourism.
    You base this knowledge on our short stint there while spending 24/7 in whorehouses?

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