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EtymologyEdit

From ส่ง (sòng, to send; to pass) +‎ ไม้ (máai, stick) +‎ ต่อ (dtɔ̀ɔ, in succession; next; on); literally "to pass a stick on"; originating from the practice of a relay race in which runners take turn in running by passing a baton to each other.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicส่งไม้ต่อ
s ˋ ŋ ai m ˆ t ˋ ɒ
Phonemicส่ง-ม้าย-ต่อ
s ˋ ŋ – m ˆ ā y – t ˋ ɒ
RomanizationPaiboonsòng-máai-dtɔ̀ɔ
Royal Institutesong-mai-to
(standard) IPA(key)/soŋ˨˩.maːj˦˥.tɔː˨˩/

VerbEdit

ส่งไม้ต่อ (sòng-máai-dtɔ̀ɔ) (abstract noun การส่งไม้ต่อ)

  1. (idiomatic) to let someone do or be something as one's successor; to pass (a role, position, office, etc) to someone.

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