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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ɢwɯnᴬ (human being; person). Cognate with Lao ຄົນ (khon), ᦅᦳᧃ (kun⁴), Northern Thai ᨤᩫ᩠ᨶ (khon).

NounEdit

คน (kon) (classifier คน)

  1. people; person; guy; man; human being.
    คนไทย  ―  kon tai  ―  Thai people
Usage notesEdit

Historically, คน was never written ฅน. The letter was once called 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.

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

คน (kon) (abstract noun การคน)

  1. to stir; to scramble; to mix.