A page of words for every Lao letter
Each of the 26 Lao consonants is officially identified by one word and children learn the alphabet by reciting the consonant sound, then the word: gaw-gai (chicken), kaw-kai (egg), kaw-kwaai (buffalo), and so on. The alphabet books we've seen always use these same words and only these words.
For a new approach, Thongkham has selected eight new words and pictures for each letter. Children just learning to read can become familiar with the letters by using the pictures.
compiled by Thong Kham Chanthavong
This book was made possible with support from Planet Wheeler, the Australian Government, and Peggy Horn, all of Australia. Thank you!
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