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ThaiEdit

EtymologyEdit

From แก้วตา (gɛ̂ɛo-dtaa, crystalline lens, literally crystal of the eye) +‎ ดวงใจ (duuang-jai, heart, literally orb of the heart); literally "crystal of the eye, orb of the heart".

PronunciationEdit

Orthographicแก้วตาดวงใจ
æ k ˆ w t ā ɗ w ŋ au t͡ɕ
Phonemicแก้ว-ตา-ดวง-ไจ
æ k ˆ w – t ā – ɗ w ŋ – ai t͡ɕ
RomanizationPaiboongɛ̂ɛo-dtaa-duuang-jai
Royal Institutekaeo-ta-duang-chai
(standard) IPA(key)/kɛːw˥˩.taː˧.dua̯ŋ˧.t͡ɕaj˧/

NounEdit

แก้วตาดวงใจ (gɛ̂ɛo-dtaa-duuang-jai)

  1. (idiomatic) apple of the eye.

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