คน

See also: ค้น

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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

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Compare Lü ᦅᦳᧃ ‎(kun⁴).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemic คน
g n
Paiboon kon
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /kʰon˧/
Homophones คนธ์
คล

Alternative formsEdit

  • ฅน ‎(kon) (See note below.)

ClassifierEdit

คน ‎(kon)

  1. classifier used with people and occupations

NounEdit

คน ‎(kon) ‎(classifier คน)

  1. people, person, guy, man, human being

PrefixEdit

คน ‎(kon)

  1. (agent prefix, person who) -er, -or (designating an occupation)
  2. (designating nationality or ethnicity) -an
    คนไทย  ―  kon tai  ―  Thai people

VerbEdit

คน ‎(kon) ‎(abstract noun การคน)

  1. to stir, to scramble, to mix

Usage notesEdit

Historically, 'คน' was never written 'ฅน'. The letter 'ฅ' was once called 'ฅ ฅอคน' (kho khokhon, neck of a person), but nowadays it has worn down to 'ฅ คน' (kho khon, person). This leads to the misspelling of 'ฅน'. However, 'ฅน' is occasionally used in book, movie, or TV program titles and such usage is considered a neologism.

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