Cohn17

October 9, 2017

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

Filed under: thailand — Tags: — cohn17 @ 2:42 pm

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.

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