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ชนไทยแบ่งออกเป็นสองขั้วสุดโต่ง คือระหว่างกลุ่มก้าวหน้าที่เปิดรับความคิดตะวันตกเต็มที่ และกลุ่มหัวเก่าที่ไม่ยอมเปลี่ยนแปลงอะไรเลย
chohnM thaiM baengL aawkL bpenM saawngR khuaaF sootL dto:hngL kheuuM raH waangL gloomL gaaoF naaF theeF bpeertL rapH khwaamM khitH dtaL wanM dtohkL dtemM theeF laeH gloomL huaaR gaoL theeF maiF yaawmM bpliianL bplaaengM aL raiM leeuyM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiชน-ไท-แบ่ง-ออก-เป็น-สอง-คั่ว-สุด-โต่ง-คือ-ระ-หฺว่าง-กฺลุ่ม-ก้าว-น่า-ที่-เปิด-รับ-คฺวาม-คิด-ตะ-วัน-ตก-เต็ม-ที่-และ-กฺลุ่ม-หัว-เก่า-ที่-ไม่-ยอม-เปฺลี่ยน-แปฺลง-อะ-ไร-เลย
IPAtɕʰon tʰaj bɛ̀ŋ ʔɔ̀ːk pen sɔ̌ːŋ kʰûːa sùt tòːŋ kʰɯː ráʔ wàːŋ klùm kâːw nâː tʰîː pɤ̀ːt ráp kʰwaːm kʰít tàʔ wan tòk tem tʰîː lɛ́ʔ klùm hǔːa kàw tʰîː mâj jɔːm plìːan plɛːŋ ʔàʔ raj lɤːj
Royal Thai General Systemchon thai baeng ok pen song khua sut tong khue rawang klum kao na thi poet rap khwam khit tawan tok tem thi lae klum hua kao thi mai yom plian plaeng arai loei

 [example sentence]
"The Thai population was divided into two extremes, that is those who are progressives and who are completely open to adopting Western thinking, and the traditionalists who do not accept any change at all."

componentsชน chohnM(singular) person; (plural) people
ไทย thaiMThai; of or pertaining to Thailand
แบ่งออกbaengL aawkLto divide into; separate into
เป็น bpenMto be; <subject> is
สอง saawngRtwo; the number or quantity two
ขั้ว khuaaFpole (e.g. of a magnet); end; extreme end; stem; stalk
สุดโต่งsootL dto:hngLultra-; out-and-out; extreme; ultimate
คือ kheuuM[copula] to be; (conjunction used for equivalence definitions)
ระหว่าง raH waangLbetween; in the middle of; the middle; among
กลุ่ม gloomLbundle; packet; crowd; group; cluster; collection; [astronomy or similar objects] constellation
ก้าวหน้าgaaoF naaF[is] progressive
ที่ theeF[the relative pronouns] that; which; which is...
เปิดรับbpeertL rapHto adopt, accept
ความคิด khwaamM khitHan idea; thought; notion; thinking
ตะวันตกdtaL wanM dtohkLWest; west; the West
เต็มที่dtemM theeFcompletely; fully; extremely; as fully as possible
และ laeHand
กลุ่ม gloomLbundle; packet; crowd; group; cluster; collection; [astronomy or similar objects] constellation
หัวเก่าhuaaR gaoL[is] old-fashioned; conservative
ที่ theeF[the relative pronouns] that; which; which is...
ไม่ยอมmaiF yaawmMto refuse; not let go; not relent; is unwilling
เปลี่ยนแปลงbpliianL bplaaengMto vary; alter; change
อะไร aL raiMsomething; anything; things; stuff; whatever; everything
เลย leeuyM[used for emphasis at the end of a statement] " all." — " much!" — "...extremely!; completely, directly; simply, without doing anything else first; right away

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