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There are 44 Thai consonants, each grouped into low, middle or high. Each consonant is named after a Thai word, like 'Gor Gai', Gor being the sound the consonant makes, and Gai the word for chicken...


Thai alphabet poster - just the 44 consonants! There are also 15 symbols for vowels which can be combined to make about 28 vowel sounds. In addtion, Thai is a tonal language - so there are four tonal marks. 1321593805.jpg 500×700 pixels


Thai script - According to tradition it was created in 1283 by King Ramkhamhaeng. (Image and text from " - writing systems and languages of the world")