What is the difference between “ด” and “ต”? I don’t really hear a difference. According to the respective characters in IPA, they are different sounds, but I really don’t HEAR the difference. Should I be able to?
Sep 25, 2018 11:45 AM
Answers · 6
Zach, for me the ต is an explosive "t" sound, which we don't have in English. It requires the tongue to press harder on the roof of the mouth, behind the teeth. If you think of people whose mother tongue is Spanish, you may hear them pronouncing the "t" in English with a more explosive sound. That is the ต sound in Thai. The same is true for ป which is an explosive "p" sound, which we don't have in English. Don't worry if you don't hear the difference for now. It will come with practice.
October 2, 2018
ด is D sound and ต/ท is T sound
May 15, 2020
Nvm, I hear the difference I think; thanks!
September 26, 2018
Those are the same sounds... lol
September 26, 2018
"ด" sounds like "d" as dig, duck.. "ต" sounds almost like "th" as think, thank.. BUT your tip of the tongue will be behind your upper teeth. Makes sense ? Trying my best to explain it in easiest way. ^^"
September 25, 2018
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