Talk:Isan language

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Overall, this article has some very important and interesting information. I appreciate all the examples of the Isan language, but there is also a little too much of this. This is evident by the fact that there are two sections that contain identical information under the title "Identical vocabulary in Lao and Isan but distinct from Thai". All the examples are making the article look cluttered.
One major issue with this article is all the statistical information from Hattaway, P. I don't think a prayer guide in general is a good source, but the biggest problem with all this cited information is how old or misrepresented it is. The article claims that there are 21 million native Isan speakers, referencing the 1995 census, which is cited from Hattaway, P. Thai census does not acknowledge Isan as a language, therefore does not ask this, so I was confused about where Hattaway, P. received this information. After looking at the book, I see he just gave the 1995 census of all people living in the Isan region of Thailand, so if one was to claim every single person living in Isan region can speak the Isan language, I think it would be better to use updated census information at the very least. Jtwelsh (talk) 13:20, 14 September 2016 (UTC)

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The link in the references section: "Basic Isaan phrases (Some basic Isaan phrases with sound files)" is dead and has moved to a new address at http://siamsmile.webs.com/isaan/isaan.html. I tried editing in the new address, but it was removed. Hope someone can correct it. Thanks. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Blutey (talkcontribs) 10:15, 13 November 2009 (UTC)

Everyday usage in Isan considered vulgar or obscene in Thai[edit]

Consider for inclusion terms in Isan consider vulgar or obscene in Thai; of the many, these may be the best examples

  1. บัก n. mister, used as the title before the name of a man in the Northeast of Thailand; (Slang) a mans privy part, a cock. บักโกรก (บัก-โกฺรก) บักโกรกอานบักหนาน a. vi. adv. (to work) to exhaustion; exhausted, done for. บักหนสน (บักหฺนสน) n. (S) a man from the Northeast of Thailand or Laos; a boor. Synonym บอบ[1]:p. 163
  2. หำ (Slang) the testiclesCite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page).

:p. 319 or scrotum

  1. บักหำ young man
  2. บักหำน้อย little boy by adding น้อย a. tiny (tot)Cite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page).

:p. 152

  1. อีแล little girl, from อี prefix of contemptCite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page).

:p. 339 and แล v. to look, see, glance; keep an eye onCite error: The <ref> tag has too many names (see the help page). :p. 268

  1. ^ So Sethaputra, สอ เสถบุตร (2542 BE/AD 1999). New Model Thai-English Dictionary. Bangkok: ไทยวัฒนาพานิช : Thai Watthanā Phānit. ISBN 974-08-3253-9.  Text "สอ เสถบุตร " ignored (help); Check date values in: |date= (help)

--Pawyilee (talk) 07:31, 23 August 2012 (UTC)