Talk:Thai grammar

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Please add to this article. There is much to be said on this language.


If anyone could add some examples of Thai sentences, it would greatly help this article.

What is the purpose of this article?[edit]

It is smaller than the grammar subsection of the Thai language page, and that subsection links here as though to give more detail. Chris Young (talk) 07:13, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

This article is quite useless in its current form. It seems like an attempt to describe Thai grammar using terminology from Indo-European grammar, which is rather cumbersome, as the two are very different. Rather than stating how Thai grammar functions, it lists "oddities" and "quirks" of Indo-European grammar that Thai does not have, such as cases, perfective/imperfective, grammatical gender etc.
Overall the article doesn't provide any real information, beyond saying what Thai grammar doesn't have. Consider, for instance, the sentence: "There are no definite articles in Thai like "the" in English, however Thai has an indefinite article which is distinct from "one"." The focus is on what Thai doesn't have, but it doesn't explain what it does have. The indefinite article that is distinct from "one" (I presume "one" here refers to the number "one") isn't even mentioned, nor are we given any clues as to how it is used.
Similarly the sentence "In a noun phrase construction "and" is different from "with"." doesn't state how they are used differently.
Following the negative strain of the article, I would suggest that the article be deleted, and when the grammar section of the article on the Thai language becomes long enough, it can be moved here. V85 (talk) 13:48, 2 September 2011 (UTC)
I agree with the last comment. This article does not provide anything different from the "Thai language" page, and the wikipedia standard is to provide grammatical information on the page for a language. A separate page could be added for, e.g., Thai syntax or Thai morphology. 19:08, 18 March 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Deeperanalysis (talkcontribs)