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    Posted: 28-Aug-2008 at 03:37
Unfortunately, I'm not an expert in Thai. Unhappy
 
But I would like hear opinions of more knowledgeble members.
 
 So far, I have encountered both classifications. Which one is more correct?
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I am not an expert either, but I am pretty sure it is Tai-Kadai.  There are debates on whether Tai-Kaidai has its roots planted in Austronesian, Austroasiatic, or Sino-Tibetan language families.

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Why nobody wants to discuss this interestign topic? Unhappy

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Originally posted by Sarmat Sarmat wrote:

Why nobody wants to discuss this interestign topic? Unhappy



Perhaps nobody knows. It's quite an exotic language for most of us and I haven't spotted anyone from Thailand here yet.Smile

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Yeah, our Linguistic subforum is too Eurocentristic. Smile
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Originally posted by Sarmat Sarmat wrote:

 
 
 
So far, I have encountered both classifications. Which one is more correct ?
 
 
 
Linguistically,it belongs to Tai-Kakai language family.Thai has much less Chinese loanwords than Vietnamese.
 
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Well. It's not supposed to have a lot of Chinese loan words in theory. The point was primarily about the grammar, not vocabulary. That is the main criteria for language groups classifications.
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