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ไฉน  chaL naiR
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1.why; wherefore
2.[a type of] oboe [or] flute

Royal Institute - 1982
ไฉน ๑  /ฉะ-ไหฺน/
[วิเศษณ์] ฉันใด เช่น เป็นไฉน คือ เป็นฉันใด.
ไฉน ๒  /ฉะ-ไหฺน/
[นาม] ชื่อปี่ชนิดหนึ่ง มีรูปร่างเหมือนปี่ชวา แต่ขนาดเล็กกว่ามาก ปัจจุบันมักใช้บรรเลงในงานพระศพเข้ากับชุดพวกกลองชนะ มีหัวหน้าเรียกว่า จ่าปี่, สรไน ก็ว่า.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiฉะ-ไหฺน
IPAtɕʰà nǎj
Royal Thai General Systemchanai

1. common Thai word   [adverb, particle, formal]
definition
why; wherefore

synonymsฉันใดchanR daiMwhy
ทำไม thamM maiMwhy
exampleเหตุไฉนhaehtL chaL naiRWhy?; for what purpose?
sample
sentences
ไฉนจึงเป็นเช่นนั้น
chaL naiR jeungM bpenM chenF nanH
"How so?"
เจ้าทำไฉนจึงได้แหวนนี้มา
jaoF thamM chaL naiR jeungM daiF waaenR neeH maaM
"What did you do to get this ring?"
2.   [noun]
definition
[a type of] oboe [or] flute

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special
note
This word contains an initial consonant cluster which follows the general clustered consonant tone rule. This is the common case for clusters in which: As shown in the phonemic transcription result, the tone of the syllable as a whole is determined by the consonant class of the first consonant in the cluster.

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