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ความพิเศษของช้างนั้น ปรากฏในภาษาที่ใช้สำหรับช้างด้วย คือ ช้างป่า ใช้ลักษณนามว่า "ตัว" เช่นเดียวกับสัตว์อื่น ๆ
khwaamM phiH saehtL khaawngR chaangH nanH bpraaM gohtL naiM phaaM saaR theeF chaiH samR rapL chaangH duayF kheuuM chaangH bpaaL chaiH lakH saL naL naamM waaF dtuaaM chenF diaaoM gapL satL euunL euunL
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiคฺวาม-พิ-เสด-ของ-ช้าง-นั้น-ปฺรา-กด-ไน-พา-สา-ที่-ไช้-สำ-หฺรับ-ช้าง-ด้วย-คือ-ช้าง-ป่า-ไช้-ลัก-สะ-หฺนะ-นาม-ว่า-ตัว-เช่น-เดียว-กับ-สัด-อื่น-อื่น
IPAkʰwaːm pʰíʔ sèːt kʰɔ̌ːŋ tɕʰáːŋ nán praː kòt naj pʰaː sǎː tʰîː tɕʰáj sǎm ràp tɕʰáːŋ dûaj kʰɯː tɕʰáːŋ pàː tɕʰáj lák sàʔ nàʔ naːm wâː tuːa tɕʰên diːaw kàp sàt ʔɯ̀ːn ʔɯ̀ːn
Royal Thai General Systemkhwam phiset khong chang nan prakot nai phasa thi chai samrap chang duai khue chang pa chai laksana nam wa tua chen diao kap sat uen uen

 [example sentence]
"The elephant’s uniqueness shows itself in the language as well. That is, the classifier for wild elephants is “ตัว ”, like other animals."

componentsความ khwaamM[a prefix which converts an adjective or verb into a noun]
พิเศษphiH saehtL[is] special; particular; unique; extraordinary; extra
ของ khaawngRof; belonging to; that or those of; [a word used with a pronoun to indicate possesion, as in "John's truck"]
ช้าง  chaangHelephant; pachyderm; Elephas maximus
นั้น nanHthat one; object at a medium distance; those
ปรากฏ bpraaM gohtLto appear; to seem; to reveal
ใน naiMin; inside; within; amidst; into; on; at a particular time
ภาษา phaaM saaRlanguage(s); speech; idiom; tongue; lingo; understanding; words
ที่ theeF[the relative pronouns] that; which; which is...
ใช้ chaiHto use, employ, exploit an object; utilize; resort to; implement
สำหรับ samR rapLfor; as for; in order to; for the purpose of; in order that
ช้าง  chaangHelephant; pachyderm; Elephas maximus
ด้วย duayFtogether; along with; also; too; as well; likewise; in addition to doing some other thing (as another action performed by the same subject)
คือ kheuuM[copula] to be; (conjunction used for equivalence definitions)
ช้าง  chaangHelephant; pachyderm; Elephas maximus
ป่า bpaaLforest; woods; jungle; wild
ใช้ chaiHto use, employ, exploit an object; utilize; resort to; implement
ลักษณนามlakH saL naL naamM[grammar] a classifier, a numerative noun
ว่า waaF[proposition complementizer] that...; as... [see examples]
ตัว dtuaaM[numerical classifier for digits, number, bodies, shirts, pants, suits, animals, fish, germs, chairs, tables, desks, software title]
เช่น chenFexample; sample; specimen
เดียว diaaoM[is] single; alone
กับ gapLwith; to; for
สัตว์ satLan animal; animals
อื่น ๆeuunL euunL[pronoun, determiner] another; others

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