Wiktionary:Lao transliteration

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This transliteration is based on LC (Library of Congress) method, also used by the Lao Wiktionary.

ConsonantsEdit

Letter Initial position Final position Tone Class
k k middle
kh k high
kh k low
ng ng low
ch t middle
s t high
s t low
ny ny low
d t middle
t t middle
th t high
th t low
n n low
b p middle
p p middle
ph p high
f p high
ph p low
f p low
m m low
y y middle
r n low
l n low
w w low
h high
' middle
h low

Consonantal digraphs and ligaturesEdit

Consonantal digraphs and ligatures are all high tone class.

Letter Transliteration
ຫງ ng
ຫຍ gn
or ຫນ n
or ຫມ m
ຫຼ or ຫຣ r
ຫຼ or ຫລ l
ຫວ w

Short vowelsEdit

Letter Transliteration
-ະ, -ັ a
-ິ i
-ຶ ư
-ຸ u
ເ-ະ, ເ-ັ e
ແ-ະ, ແ-ັ æ
ໂ-ະ, -ົ o
ເ-າະ, -ັອ- ǫ
ເ-ິ œ
ເ-ັຍ, -ັຽ- ia
ເ-ຶອ ưa
-ົວະ, -ັວ- ua
ໄ-, ໃ-, -ັຍ ai
ເ-ົາ ao
-ຳ am

Long vowelsEdit

Letter Transliteration
-າ ā
-ີ ī
-ື ư̄
-ູ ū
ເ- ē
ແ- ǣ
ໂ- ō
-ໍ, -ອ- ǭ
ເ-ີ œ̄
ເ-ຍ, -ຽ- īa
ເ-ືອ ư̄a
-ົວ, -ວ- ūa
-າຍ āi

NumeralsEdit

Lao numeral Hindu-Arabic numerals
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Last modified on 2 February 2014, at 09:32