There are at least five different levels of style and address in Thai languages, depending on whether you are talking to friends, general audience or the royal family.
THAI is a very challenging language for translators on many levels, beginning with the fact that words are not separated from each other by spaces. Commas are used for minor pauses in sentences. Since translation technology traditionally revolves around words, however, 1-StopAsia’s engineers and linguists have to work creatively to reap the same benefit from technologies for terminology control and translation memory.
Thai is extremely socially-sensitive
There are at least five different levels of style and address, depending on whether you are communicating to friends, to a general audience, to monks, to the royal family, or publically. Everything-including common verb forms-is influenced by the choice of style and address.
Thai-also called Siamese-is closely related to Lao. Both use similar alphabets derived from the Khmer abugida (an abugida is like an alphabet except that consonant–vowel sequences are written as a unit) and the languages are mutually intelligible.
How 1-StopAsia works?
1-StopAsia’s native Thai translators have the necessary expertise to process the language correctly and find the right style and address for your translation. Our rigorous quality assurance procedure ensures that your translation is translated and reviewed by a native Thai translator with a specific subject-matter specialty before it is proofread by a second translator. This guarantees that every detail of the document is checked, double-checked, and quality ensured.
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