Thai edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Southwestern Tai *daːŋᴬ² (road; way), from Late Han Chinese or Early Middle Chinese (MC dang, “road inside temple”).[1] Doublet of ถัง (tǎng, Tang Dynasty). Cognate with Northern Thai ᨴᩤ᩠ᨦ, Khün ᨴᩤ᩠ᨦ, Isan ทาง, Lao ທາງ (thāng), ᦑᦱᧂ (taang), Tai Dam ꪕꪱꪉ, Shan တၢင်း (táang), Tai Nüa ᥖᥣᥒᥰ (täang), Phake တင် (taṅ), Ahom 𑜄𑜂𑜫 (taṅ), Zuojiang Zhuang tangz (Longzhou).

Pronunciation edit

d ā ŋ
Royal Institutethang
(standard) IPA(key)/tʰaːŋ˧/(R)

Noun edit

ทาง (taang)

  1. way, route, or course for travel.
  2. opportunity; chance.
  3. section; part; side.
    taang nán yang mâi dâai dtɔ̀ɔp glàp maa
    They (that side) have not yet replied.
  4. method; means; procedure; process.

Derived terms edit

Classifier edit

ทาง (taang)

  1. Classifier for routes, ways.all nouns using this classifier
  2. Classifier for directions, sides.all nouns using this classifier

Preposition edit

ทาง (taang)

  1. in relation to; regarding; concerning.
    təə dtɔ̂ng-gaan hâi sǎng-kom níi rɔɔng-ráp kwaam-làak-lǎai taang kwaam-kít
    She wants this society to accommodate diversity of thoughts.

References edit

  1. ^ Pittayaporn, Pittayawat (2014), “Layers of Chinese Loanwords in Proto-Southwestern Tai as Evidence for the Dating of the Spread of Southwestern Tai”, in MANUSYA: Journal of Humanities, volume 20 (special issue), Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University, →ISSN, pages 47–68.