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สังคมไทยแบ่งชั้นวรรณะออกเป็นสี่ชั้นคือ ชั้นเจ้านาย ชั้นผู้ดี ชั้นไพร่ และชั้นทาส
sangR khohmM thaiM baengL chanH wanM naH aawkL bpenM seeL chanH kheuuM chanH jaoF naaiM chanH phuuF deeM chanH phraiF laeH chanH thaatF
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiสัง-คม-ไท-แบ่ง-ชั้น-วัน-นะ-ออก-เป็น-สี่-ชั้น-คือ-ชั้น-เจ้า-นาย-ชั้น-พู่-ดี-ชั้น-ไพฺร่-และ-ชั้น-ทาด
IPAsǎŋ kʰom tʰaj bɛ̀ŋ tɕʰán wan náʔ ʔɔ̀ːk pen sìː tɕʰán kʰɯː tɕʰán tɕâw naːj tɕʰán pʰûː diː tɕʰán pʰrâj lɛ́ʔ tɕʰán tʰâːt
Royal Thai General Systemsangkhom thai baeng chanwanna ok pen si chan khue chan chao nai chan phu di chan phrai lae chan that

 [example sentence]
"Thai society has [historically] been divided into four castes: royalty; the upper class; commoners; and slaves."

componentsสังคม sangR khohmM[is] social
ไทย thaiMThai; of or pertaining to Thailand
แบ่ง baengLto share; divide into parts; apportion
ชั้นวรรณะchanH wanM naHcastes; classes; social classes
ออกเป็นaawkL bpenM[causative grammatical marker]
สี่ seeLfour; the number or quantity four
ชั้น chanHclass; rank; grade
คือ kheuuM[copula] to be; (conjunction used for equivalence definitions)
ชั้น chanHclass; rank; grade
เจ้านายjaoF naaiMroyalty
ชั้น chanHclass; rank; grade
ผู้ดีphuuF deeMgentleman; lady; a respected, refined or genteel person; nobleman; aristocrat; a person of quality; a good person
ชั้น chanHclass; rank; grade
ไพร่ phraiFcommoner; subject (of a king); plebe
และ laeHand
ชั้น chanHclass; rank; grade
ทาส thaatFslave

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