I am trying to put together a worksheet to understand how the Thai script works. I am looking here and here. The wiki page seems to suggest that there are two types of symbols: combining characters and standalone characters, whereas omniglot says every vowel is a combining character.
I'm wondering if one could explain briefly how to apply the vowel symbols, and what all the vowel symbols are in practice. My question is basically, if they are all combining characters, and if every vowel symbol can combine with every consonant. Also, it sounds like it might be more complex than that, where a combining character combines with a whole group of consonants, not sure.
Essentially though, I would like to know this:
- What all the vowel characters are (and if they are both standalone and combining).
- For the combining ones, if they can be combined with every consonant, or generally what the rules are for combining them.