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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Tai *m.leːŋᴬ (insect). Cognate with Thai แมง (mɛɛng, arachnid); Tai Nüa ᥛᥦᥒᥰ (maeng2); Zhuang nengz (insect).

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic แมลง
æ m l ŋ
Phonemic มะ-แลง
m a – æ l ŋ
Paiboon má-lɛɛng
(standard) IPA(key) /ma˦˥.lɛːŋ˧/

NounEdit

แมลง (má-lɛɛng)

  1. hexapod; insect.

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