Let’s learn Thai! – part 3: sounds like “cow”

khâaw – rice khǎaw – white khàaw – news khaaw – the bad smell that comes from rotten fish or blood (seriously) khâw – enter khǎw – mountain kháw – he or she khàw – knee There’s also, with more of a “gk” sound, kǎw – slang term for skilled kàw – old kaw – to scratch This reminds me of the Ogden Nash poem: The one-l lama, He’s a priest. The two-l llama, He’s a beast. And I will bet A silk pajama There isn’t any Three-l lllama.