Surely not! I'm certain there'll be plenty more where this one came from.
Singing Thai. It's been discussed and agreed (in many cases) that a valuable tool when learning Thai tones, is humming or singing the words. I agree. I try to remember the tone while I'm learning the new word...not learn the word and go looking for the tone later, coz I know, I'll forget to do it.
We were at the Chiang Mai food festival the other night and there were singers on stage. Of course, I can only understand .00000001% of spoken Thai, let alone, Thai that is sung. Now for the stupid question!
If singing is tonal and Thai is tonal, how can Thai be sung to a tune...exactly?
I warned you it was a stupid question.
Let me ask a differnt way. If the song calls for a word to rise to the melody during a song and the Thai word has a falling tone...what the hell happens then?
I tried doing it myself and ended up sounding like a goat being strangled.