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Offline Jase

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Hello KF
« on: March 14, 2014, 03:52:17 AM »
Been in Korat about 1 year.  Was an occasional reader of this forum until now and figured, why not register, during which I I noticed the road I thought was said/spelt "Mitarap" is actually Mitraparp. 

See you around the threads then.   

Cheers,

JASE

 

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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2014, 07:06:08 AM »
Hello Jase and welcome - a spelling fiend eh !
I've never seen Mitarap myself and I always say Mitrapap, (but it does seem to be often, and maybe correctly, Mitraparp).
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Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2014, 07:23:31 AM »
Hi Jase,

welcome to the forum!

There are lots of spellings, but Mitraparp (meaning "friendship") is the most common. There are no clear rules for the transliteration into the Roman alphabet, just recommendations. I hope someday they'll make it more transparent. As a native speaker of German, I find most Thai names or words of the Thai language are spelled like in German. When will they adapt clear spelling rules to the English language as well?  ;)

BTW after the fifth post you are assumed to have learned the spelling of that road's name and be relieved from further exercises when posting. ;D

 :cheers

JF
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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2014, 07:59:02 AM »
Welcome Jase.
 

Offline thaiga

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2014, 12:15:04 PM »
Hi jase welcome from me thaiga.
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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2014, 05:45:26 PM »
Thanks for the greetings and for clarifying the name and spelling of that busy street running through Korat/Khorat/Koh-Lat.

 

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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2014, 08:41:09 PM »
Hi and we shouldn't be surprised by any spelling issues in Thai to English. Just watch place names on the Buses !
The Thai alphabet is different and has 15 vowels or so, (is that right?) and so - there are no direct translations - just some conventions and lots of variations.
 

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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #7 on: March 15, 2014, 12:35:53 PM »
Hi Jase,

welcome to the forum!

There are lots of spellings, but Mitraparp (meaning "friendship") is the most common. There are no clear rules for the transliteration into the Roman alphabet, just recommendations. I hope someday they'll make it more transparent. As a native speaker of German, I find most Thai names or words of the Thai language are spelled like in German. When will they adapt clear spelling rules to the English language as well?  ;)

BTW after the fifth post you are assumed to have learned the spelling of that road's name and be relieved from further exercises when posting. ;D

 :cheers

JF

Thanks for that.  Didn't know it meant friendship.  I have used Google Maps/Directions a number of times and, to my recollection, it was always displayed as Mitraparp (or some variation of that spelling) Highway 2. 

I Googled Mitraparp and the Google Map displayed the road as "Friendship Highway".  I had never seen that before.  At some point after that, I landed on a US Military Vet's page about Korat AB during the Vietnam War era, and saw reference to "Friendship Highway" as well. 
 
Anyway, it was just a small observation which blossomed into an interesting bit of new info to file away.  Always nice. 
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #8 on: March 15, 2014, 01:07:43 PM »
That's right! The "Friendship Highway" was built by the US Army as a sign of loving devotion to bombing Vietnam, or call it the necessity of transporting their tools of war from the sea port to the Isaan region. I'm glad they didn't call it "Santiparp Highway". "Santiparp" means peace. I assume, the reds would have used that name for their "assistance in stabilizing politics".
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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2014, 02:34:19 AM »
Sh_ite, I thanked you for that, got the CAPCHA/SPAM wrong and lost that post.  So, I will post this and try to work down the 5 post requirement.

Add: Nope, got it wrong.  Try again.
 

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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2014, 02:35:49 AM »
1 more, trying to get rid of this CAPCHA requirement.  Beg your pardon. 

Sh_ite.  Try again....  :spin

 

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Re: Hello KF
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2014, 02:39:11 AM »
 :cheers

'Ekin 'ell.  No more road name tests or CAPCHA.  Hard work this is. 
 

Offline Johnnie F.

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2014, 08:56:45 AM »
:cheers

'Ekin 'ell.  No more road name tests or CAPCHA.  Hard work this is.

Look at the bright side: Every poster with more than 5 posts has undergone intensive testing for his clarity of mind as well as his interest in Korat and this forum, which kind of guarantees quality posting.  ;D
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Offline thaiga

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2014, 11:36:23 AM »
You wouldn't be trying to catch me up would you jase  :cheers
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Offline Baby Farts

Re: Hello KF
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2014, 10:12:31 AM »
Welcome to the forum Jase  :cheers
 

 



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