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what does this mean?

Postby tony » Mon Jun 30, 2003 8:09 am

what does this phrase mean?

ra tri sa wad kaa
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what does this mean?

Postby BeeR » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:04 am

ราตรีสวัสดิ์ = Good night.
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what does this mean?

Postby BeeR » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:05 am

ra tri sa wad kaa

ra tri sa wad = Good night.
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Postby LOKi » Tue Jul 01, 2003 9:34 pm

ra tri sa wad kaa

As Beer said, ra tri sa wad = good night.
kaa = an honorific particle used by a woman

The phrase above might be translated as "Good night, dear".

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Postby Passerby » Tue Jul 01, 2003 10:18 pm

kaa = an honorific particle used by a woman

The phrase above might be translated as "Good night, dear".

I have to disagree with the above. KA(r) is not an honorific particle. Ka(f) & Krab(r) were invented to make the Thai language sound more refined. It does not mean "dear" at all.
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Postby LOKi » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:45 am

It does not mean "dear" at all.

What about a doe? :P

Yeah, you're right.
Sorry, everyone.

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Postby AgentJ » Wed Jul 02, 2003 1:42 pm

Ka(f) & Krab(r) were invented to make the Thai language sound more refined

What do you mean they were invented? Was there a meeting with a bunch of people sitting around saying, "You know, I think our language sounds a little rough. We need some new words to spruce it up a little, you know, make it sound more refined".

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Postby Passerby » Wed Jul 02, 2003 9:28 pm

Agent,

I wish I could tell you how, when and who invented those words.

But, Yes, indeed many words were added to the original Thai language to make it more refined. ie.
ผม to be used instead of กู ,
คุณ to be used instead of มิง
& etc.

These new words did not exist in the old Thai language.

I hope this explain my point.
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