I am an amateur Wikipedian from Bangkok. Although I am currently a graduate Computer Science student in London, my interests are surprisingly drawn to languages, religions, arts and architectures. Having studyied in India for 4 years did not excite me at all, but the trips throughout this country during my vacations turned to be real satisfaction.
The words kirati (กีรติ) and kant (กานต์) in my last name are cognate to Sanskrit kīrti (कीर्ति - honour) and kānta (कान्त - beloved) respectively, whereas my first name purin (ภูรินทร์) is a bit more complex. The original word is bhūrindra (भूरिन्द्र), the combination of bhūri (भूरि - land) and indra (इन्द्र - the Hindu king of gods), hence resulting in the meaning "lord on Earth". Wang in the surname, unlike any other words, comes from Mandarin wáng (王 - monarch) which represents the family's Chinese descent.
My informal name, which is quite compulsory for every Thai to be easily called by family members and friends, is Sua (ซัว), the Teochew pronunciation of Chinese shān (山 - mountain). This nickname provides consistency in meaning with the official name Purin.
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I have been dreaming to speak 13 languages, although so far I cannot list all. However, I admire literature rather than communication. These are the languages currently under my practice.
|native||enlightened||not archaic Thai||not perfect but relatively supreme||now getting worse||still good|
|pseudo-fluent||quite poetic and old-fashioned||moderate||not too complicated||not a lengthy sentence||depend on accents|
|only beginner||only writing, with few confusion|
|true beginner||whatever found in India||copy & paste||totally bad|
|upper-beginner||advanced (thanks to physics)||quite bad, Latin-related||never|
|upper-intermediate||advanced||Latin-based||analytic||fine||same as Hindi|
|intermediate||few difficulties||strange but comprehensible||okay with a nice intonation||only particular accents|
|lower-beginner||a bit confused, but more than nothing||none||neither|