ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *kuːᴬ (singular first-person pronoun (weak)).

Cognate with Lao ກູ (), ᦅᦴ (kuu), Tai Dam ꪀꪴ, Zhuang gou.

Compare Proto-Hlai *ɦuː (I), Proto-Austronesian *aku (whence Malay aku, Tagalog ako and Javanese aku).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicกู
k ū
RomanizationPaiboonguu
Royal Instituteku
(standard) IPA(key)/kuː˧/(R)

PronounEdit

กู (guu)

  1. (now considered vulgar and offensive) a first person pronoun: I.

Usage notesEdit

  • Often used together with the second person pronoun มึง (mʉng).

See alsoEdit


Urak Lawoi'Edit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Malayic *aku, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *aku, from Proto-Austronesian *aku (first person pronoun); compare Malay aku, Tagalog akó.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

กู (ku)

  1. a first person pronoun: I