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BANGKOK 17 August 2019 18:56
SteveK

Thai words for "thing"?

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12 hours ago, Slip said:

a ni- this one. Ni- this.  rising tone falling tone I think. 'That' would be 'na' as you say.

I don’t think that you have this quite right. 

There are two words ‘an’ = thing ‘nee’ =this (mid-high tones.) 

an nee a’rai = what is this? 

an nan a’rai = what is that? 

There are two other words showing proximity: noon= over there 

known= further than over there.  

I am not sure that it matters if you are never going to read.  

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50 minutes ago, tgeezer said:

I don’t think that you have this quite right. 

There are two words ‘an’ = thing ‘nee’ =this (mid-high tones.) 

an nee a’rai = what is this? 

an nan a’rai = what is that? 

There are two other words showing proximity: noon= over there 

known= further than over there.  

I am not sure that it matters if you are never going to read.  

Reading it back even I'm not sure what I was on about.  I was attempting to differentiate between 'this' นี่ (falling tone) and 'this one ' อันนี้ (high tone).  Thanks though. 

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