พ่ะย่ะค่ะ

ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From corruption of พระพุทธเจ้าข้า (prá-pút-tá-jâao-kâa), “My Buddha”, according to the Royal Institute Dictionary 2011. But more likely to be from corruption of พญา (pá-yaa, chief; lord; master) +‎ ข้า (kâa, a first person pronoun), “My Lord”.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicพ่ะย่ะค่ะ
b ˋ a y ˋ a g ˋ a
Phonemic
พ่ะ-ย่ะ-ค่ะ
b ˋ a – y ˋ a – g ˋ a
RomanizationPaiboonpâ-yâ-kâ
Royal Institutepha-ya-kha
(standard) IPA(key)/pʰa˥˩.ja˥˩.kʰaʔ˥˩/(R)

ParticleEdit

พ่ะย่ะค่ะ (pâ-yâ-kâ)

  1. (royal, men's speech, somewhat archaic) a particle used to express affirmation or assent or to politely end any expression, employed by a male when addressing a god or high-ranking royal person.

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