Re: TAI NA , TAI LE

From: Edward H. Trager (ehtrager@umich.edu)
Date: Fri Sep 12 2003 - 14:01:23 EDT

  • Next message: Andrew C. West: "Re: TAI NA , TAI LE"

    "Nuea" (เหนือ) indeed means "north" or "northern" in the standard Central Thai
    language, whereas I believe "le" is the way northerners pronounce the same
    word.

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    online Thai-English dictionary from NECTEC:

     http://lexitron.nectec.or.th/

    On Thursday 2003.09.11 12:29:52 -0700, Richard Cook wrote:
    > Gedney says "nuea"/"nü" is a Thai word for 'north/northern' ... looks
    > as if the syllable in this name gets written many different ways ...
    > le, lu, lü, lüe, lue, nü, nüa, nüe, 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.
    > Michigan.
    >
    >



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