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This review is from: Thai Reference Grammar: The Structure of Spoken Thai (Paperback)
This is second grammar book on Thai which I have read (the other one is David Smyth, Thai An Essential Grammar). It has lots of good and essential information on how to use Thai language, formal and non-formal variants. But it has one big flaw, the transliteration. As this book is supposed to be for intermediate and advanced level students and on that level (I think) you should already know how to read Thai script, even the book seems to make that point as it really doesn't teach you how to read Thai script, like on David Smyth book, it just teaches how to read the transliteration system. So why to use on every grammar explanation part just the transliteration but not Thai script? Also other problem is that the transliteration on explanation part doesn't have tones or vocal lengths marked. This isn't that big problem as you can always look up the words from the example sentences.
Other reviewer complained that the thai script was too small, but I have 2008 version and it seems they have fixed that, as its written on normal sized fonts. Too bad they didn't change the tranliteration use also.
Other than that, its really must to have for anyone who is serious about learning Thai. It hast lots of staff that was missing in Smyths book, but also Smyth books have stuff that you cant find here, so its good to own both books. If there wasn't transliteration, or just on lesser amounts, I would give this 5 stars.