Where did I say that Steve? Of course it won't do any harm. But I seriously doubt that it will benefit first learners.I can’t really see how it can do any harm Roel
It will harm nor hurt but it might confuse.
I only tried to point out that the issue of the transliteration is a serious obstacle. So far linguists have not been able to deal with this adequately. This is due to the nature of both languages. For instance in Thai a consonant can have a different pronounciation depending on its position in a syllable. And English is highly inconsistent regarding sound-letter correspondence. And that is only two problems amongst a dozen others that make it impossible to catch everything systematically in an unambiguous transliteration system.
How true. And that is were the countless learning books and online resources come in.everybodys got to start somewhere
In my opinion to learn Thai you really need a structural systematical approach. Especially for Thai. Especially for beginners from zero.