Thai, also known as Siamese or Standard Thai, is the official national language of Thailand, a country located in the center of South East Asia sharing common borders with Malaysia, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. It is spoken by about 60 million people in Thailand.
Thai is a tone language belonging to the Southwestern branch of the Tai language family, which includes languages spoken in Assam, northern Burma, all of Thailand including the peninsula, Laos, Northern Vietnam and the Chinese provinces of Yunnan, Guizhou(Kweichow) and Guangxi(Kwangsi).
The typical structure of a Thai sentence contains subject, verb and object, similar to English. Thai does not make use of inflections or verb conjugations.
Tense distinctions in the sentences are either determined by context or by adverbs and expressions of time.
Thai has its own script, which is basically alphabetic in nature, i.e., the script corresponds with pronunciation.
For a sample of Thai script and pronunciation and other information relating to Thai Language, please visit The Thai Language Page