From: Richard Wordingham (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Oct 21 2005 - 12:37:22 CST
Peter Constable wrote:
>>See also the character chart at
> http://www.seasite.niu.edu/lao/LaoLanguage/LaoAlphabet/lao_consonants_poster.htm .
> This chart has some things that look suspicious to me (again, not having
> studied Lao): I suspect the names for low and high tho might be backwards
> on that chart.
They're OK - the vowels are indeed the other way round in Lao. For the sack
word, Shan also has /o/, like Lao, while Lue and White Thai have /u/ like
Thai 'thung'. I've no etymological data for the flag word (Thai 'thong'),
but Lao has both _thong_ and _thung_ (with the low consonant), though the
latter is more thorougly represented in the Lao-French dictionary at
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