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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Khmer ឆ្លាម (chlaam, the shark Carcharias hemiodon).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicฉลาม
t͡ɕʰ l ā m
Phonemicฉะ-หฺลาม
t͡ɕʰ a – h ̥ l ā m
RomanizationPaiboonchà-lǎam
Royal Institutecha-lam
(standard) IPA(key)/t͡ɕʰa˨˩.laːm˩˩˦/

NounEdit

ฉลาม (chà-lǎam) (classifier ตัว)

  1. (ปลา~) (zoology) mackerel shark: any marine fish of the order Lamniformes.
  2. (ปลา~) any shark.