What are closed and open syllables in Thai?

Can somebody explain the closed and open syllables that are used in Thai? I dont understand them. Can you also give examples? Thanks!

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  • 10 years ago
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    Closed syllables are syllables with a consonant at the end, usually it's Consonant-Vowel-Consonant, for example the word บอก (bauk - to tell), it has the บ-อ- and ends with ก, closing it off

    Open syllable is the opposite and doesn't end with a consonant, instead just a vowel, like the word ยา (yah - medicine), it's just ย-า, no consonant at the end to close it off, so it's an open syllable


    Source(s): I speak Thai :)
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