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snake's tongue

EtymologyEdit

From ลิ้น (lín, tongue) +‎ สอง (sɔ̌ɔng, two) +‎ แฉก (chɛ̀ɛk, fork); literally "two-forked tongue"; referring to the feature common to many kinds of reptiles. Compare Japanese 二枚舌; English forked tongue, speak with a forked tongue.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicลิ้นสองแฉก
l i ˆ n s ɒ ŋ æ t͡ɕʰ k
Phonemicลิ้น-สอง-แฉก
l i ˆ n – s ɒ ŋ – æ t͡ɕʰ k
RomanizationPaiboonlín-sɔ̌ɔng-chɛ̀ɛk
Royal Institutelin-song-chaek
(standard) IPA(key)/lin˦˥.sɔːŋ˩˩˦.t͡ɕʰɛːk̚˨˩/

AdjectiveEdit

ลิ้นสองแฉก (lín-sɔ̌ɔng-chɛ̀ɛk) (abstract noun ความลิ้นสองแฉก)

  1. (idiomatic) duplicitous; double-dealing.

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