Sara Aah - English Side with Indicators

Vowel Card Description

Here we can show what is on each card specifically for the 43 Thai vowels, tone marks and punctuation cards, now available for sale online and at over 60 locations in Thailand.

Purpose of the Thai Alphabet Cards

Most of the elements can be learned individually using the cards. For example, covering up a part of one side of the card and prompting for covered elements (e.g., show the picture and prompt for the written form, show the English meaning and prompt for the Thai word pronunciation, etc.)

Design Goals

The cards have been devise for maximum information density while balancing composition with a focus on the learner who wants to learn how to write and read Thai characters as well as how to pronounce the characters correctly.

In particular, we have innovated in the creation of symbols to indicate various tone, sound, and syllable class rules, as well as the innovation of showing frequency as well as duration of tone in the form of a graph.

Thai Side of Card – ด้านภาษาไทย

Sara Aah - English Side with Indicators

  1. Thai character sound – เสียงของตัวสระภาษาไทย
  2. Thai name of character – ชื่อของตัวสระเป็นภาษาไทย
  3. Thai character with drawing indicators – แบบแสดงเส้นนำทางในการเขียนตัวสระ
  4. Common handwritten form – รูปแบบของสระที่นิยมเขียนเป็นลายมือเขียน
  5. Color coding of the vowel class – ใช้สีกำกับบอกประเภทของสระ
  6. Vowel pair, if present – คู่เสียงสระสั้นยาว
  7. Vowel categories indicating short or long, diphtongs, and combined (vowel+consonant) – ประเภทของสระ สระเสียงสั้น สระเสียงยาว สระประสม สระพิเศษ 8.Drawing illustrating the character name – ภาพวาดที่แสดงชื่อของสระ 9.Tone rules for long and short vowels when applied to high, mid and low consonants – กฏการออกเสียงสูงต่ำสำหรับพยางค์สระเสียงสั้นและพยางค์สระเสียงยาวเมื่อใช้กับพยัญชนะสูง กลาง และ ต่ำ 10.Vowel order number (in Thai numerals) – เลขลำดับของสระในภาษาไทยเป็นตัวเลขไทย

English Side of Card – ด้านภาษาอังกฤษ

Sara Aah - Thai Side with Indicators

  1. Phonetic transcription of Thai sound in English –การออกเสียงสระภาษาไทยเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ
  2. Tone frequency and duration graph -กราฟแสดงเสียงสูงต่ำของเสียงสระ
  3. Mouth position diagram -แผนภาพรูปปากขณะออกเสียงสระ
  4. English translation for character name -คำแปลชื่อของสระเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ
  5. Vowel class -ประเภทของสระเป็นภาษาอังกฤษ
  6. Vowel order number (in Arabic numerals) -เลขลำดับของสระในภาษาไทยเป็นตัวเลขอราบิค

6 thoughts on “Vowel Card Description”

  1. Hi Jeff and Pat, I bought a set of your vowel and consonant flashcards a couple of days ago and look forward to using them with my students. I am interested to know what additional products you intend to publish in the future. I have been looking for Thai reading books based on a synthetic phonics approach without success and hope that you could include this in your plans. I have always tried to use a multi-sensory approach in my teaching and like your cards very much from this point of view.

    I moved to Thailand from Hong Kong in 2004 after twenty-four years of international school teaching. I live in Bangkok, on the south side of the river and mainly teach privately at home. I have been gathering experience in language teaching and have found the process very interesting.

    I’m looking forward to hearing about your plans for future products.



    1. Hello Ken,

      We are exploring various options for Thai language products. Your thoughts are good ones. We agree that multi-model instruction tools have advantages. Thanks for your comments!

      Cheers, Jeff

  2. BTW, since the cards are all the same size, why are the consonant cards in a larger box than the vowel cards?

    1. Hi Ken,

      Our first box was a bit too large, and our second a little too small. We hope the third box size will be just right!

      Cheers, Jeff

  3. Are you planning to have video lessons explaining the vowel cards as you have for the consonant cards. I found the ones you did for the consonant cards very helpful and the vowel system is sufficiently complex that the cards alone are not self explanatory.

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