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ThaiEdit

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic/Phonemicอา
ɒ ā
RomanizationPaiboonaa
Royal Institutea
(standard) IPA(key)/ʔaː˧/
Homophonesอาร์
อาว์

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Tai *ʔaːᴬ (father's younger sister). Cognate with Lao ອາ (’ā).

Alternative formsEdit

Alternative forms

NounEdit

อา (aa) (classifier คน)

  1. younger brother or younger sister of one's father.
  2. a title or term of address for any elderly person, especially that of relative age to a younger brother or younger sister of one's father.
See alsoEdit
See also
  • น้า (náa, younger brother or younger sister of one's mother)
  • ป้า (bpâa, elder sister of one's parent)
  • ลุง (lung, elder brother of one's parent)

Etymology 2Edit

Onomatopoeic.

InterjectionEdit

อา (aa)

  1. ah.