From: Edward H. Trager (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 14:01:23 EDT
"Nuea" (à¹€à¸«à¸™à¸·à¸) indeed means "north" or "northern" in the standard Central Thai
language, whereas I believe "le" is the way northerners pronounce the same
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On Thursday 2003.09.11 12:29:52 -0700, Richard Cook wrote:
> Gedney says "nuea"/"nÃ¼" is a Thai word for 'north/northern' ... looks
> as if the syllable in this name gets written many different ways ...
> le, lu, lÃ¼, lÃ¼e, lue, nÃ¼, nÃ¼a, nÃ¼e, neua, nuea ... at least it's
> possibly the same syllable.
> Here are some references:
> Gedney, William J. 1976. "Notes on Tai Nuea". In _Tai Linguistics in
> Honor of Fang-kuei Li. (Gething et al. eds.) Bangkok. [62-102].
> Morez, L. N. 1978. _Jazyk Ly_. Moskow: Nauka.
> Seree Weroha. 1974. _Tai Lue / English Dictionary_. 2 Vol. Univ.
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