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EtymologyEdit

Compare Thai นิยาย (ní-yaai, fiction), ᦓᦲᧉᦍᦻ (nii2yaay, fiction), Northern Khmer อันแย็ย (to speak; to tell).

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PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic និយាយ
niyāy
WT romanisation niyiəy
(standard) IPA(key) /ni.ˈjiəj/

VerbEdit

និយាយ (niyiəy) (abstract noun ការនិយាយ)

  1. to speak, say, talk, relate, tell
  2. to narrate
  3. to discuss, talk over
  4. to be involved (with), get involved (with)

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