Phleng chāt Thai
|English: National anthem of Thailand|
|National anthem of||Thailand|
Phleng chāt Thai (เพลงชาติไทย) is Thai for "Thai national anthem". The shorter title Phleng chāt (เพลงชาติ) is also used. The music was composed in 1932 by Thai musician Phra Chenduriyang and it was adopted later that year without lyrics. Then in 1939, when the country's name was changed from "Siam" to "Thailand", lyrics (words) written by Luang Saranupraphan were made official after winning a competition.
Lyrics[change | change source]
Poetic English translation
Prathēt thai rūam lư̄at nư̄a chāt chư̄a thai
[pràtʰêːt̚ tʰaj ruːə̯m lɯ̂ːə̯t̚ nɯ́ːə̯ tɕʰâːt̚ tɕʰɯ́ːə̯ tʰaj]
The flesh and blood of ev'ry Thai united,
Trivia[change | change source]
- Endorsed by law, people are expected to stand up to show their respect whenever the national anthem is played in public.
References[change | change source]
- http://www.nationalanthems.info/th.htm Thailand (national anthem). nationalanthems.info. 2013. Kendall, David.
- https://www.thethailandlife.com/interesting-history-thai-national-anthem A Story of Two Songs – The Interesting History of the Thai National Anthem. TheThailandLife.com (by Peter).
- http://www.nationalanthems.info/th%5E.htm Thailand (national anthem). nationalanthems.info. 2013. Kendall, David.
- https://เพลง.meemodel.com/เนื้อเพลง/เพลงชาติไทย_พระเจนดุริยางค์-amp เนื้อเพลง เพลงชาติไทย - พระเจนดุริยางค์. Meemodel – Thailand cute variety.
- https://www.loc.gov/catdir/cpso/romanization/thai.pdf The transliteration system used here is a slightly modified version of ALA-LC (which itself is based on RTGS 1939); the differences being that č and ‘ are absent in this romanization.
- https://theculturetrip.com/asia/thailand/articles/thailands-national-anthems-what-you-should-know/?amp=1 Thailand's National Anthems: What You Should Know. Culture Trip. Hulme, Kyle. 1 March 2018.