Professional Tattoo Translations - Thai
Thai (ภาษาไทย, Phasa Thai (transcription: phasa thai), transliteration: p̣hās̄ʹāthịy; IPA: [pʰāːsǎːtʰāj]), is the national and official language of Thailand and the mother tongue of the Thai people, Thailand's dominant ethnic group. Thai is a member of the Tai group of the Kradai language family. The Kradai languages are thought to have originated in what is now southern China, and some linguists have proposed links to the Austroasiatic, Austronesian, or Sino-Tibetan language families. It is a tonal and analytic language. Thai also has a complex orthography and relational markers. Thai is mutually intelligible with Lao.
Standard Thai, also known as Central Thai or Siamese, is the official language of Thailand, spoken by about 79 million people (2008) including speakers of Bangkok Thai (although the latter is sometimes considered as a separate dialect). Khorat Thai is spoken by about 400,000 (1984) in Nakhon Ratchasima; it occupies a linguistic position somewhere between Central Thai and the Isan on a dialect continuum, and may be considered a variant or dialect of either. A majority of the people in the Isan region of Thailand speak a dialect of the Lao language, which has influenced the Central Thai dialect. From the perspective of linguistic typology, Thai can be considered to be an analytic language. The word order is Subject Verb Object, although the subject is often omitted. The Thai pronominal system varies according to the sex and relative status of speaker and audience.
There is no morphological distinction between adverbs and adjectives. Many words can be used in either function. They follow the word they modify, which may be a noun, verb, or another adjective or adverb. Intensity can be expressed by a duplicated word, which is used to mean "very" (with the first occurrence at a higher pitch) or "rather" (with both at the same pitch) (Higbie 187-188). Usually, only one word is duplicated per clause. Verbs do not inflect (i.e. do not change with person, tense, voice, mood, or number) nor are there any participles. Duplication conveys the idea of doing the verb intensively. Nouns are uninflected, have no gender, and are neither singular nor plural. Subject pronouns are often omitted, while nicknames are often used where English would use a pronoun. There are specialised pronouns in the royal and sacred Thai languages.
BlueGlobe International provides great value tattoo translations using a wide range of experienced multilingual native Thai translators. They all live in the following Thai speaking countries:
- Northern Malaysia
- Southern Myanmar
Our Thai tattoo translation teams are professional linguists who have studied and achieved qualifications in translating from other languages into Thai.
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Orders are usually completed within 24 hrs. We use transliteration for our name translations as generally many western names/words do not have an equivalent, we therefore use the sound of the name transliterated into your chosen language.
Although we provide tattoo translations in 100's of languages, below is a list of our most requested tattoo translations: