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วิถีชุมชนของเชียงใหม่ที่อยู่กันกันอย่างพี่อย่างน้อง ใช้ชีวิตอย่างเรียบง่าย สงบ สมถ เปลี่ยนเป็นหน้ามือหลังมือต่างคนต่างแย่งชิงผลประโยชน์ทั้งส่วนตัวส่วนรวม
wiH theeR choomM chohnM khaawngR chiiangM maiL theeF yuuL ganM ganM yaangL pheeF yaangL naawngH chaiH cheeM witH yaangL riiapF ngaaiF saL ngohpL saL maH thaL bpliianL bpenM naaF meuuM langR meuuM dtaangL khohnM dtaangL yaaengF chingM phohnR bpraL yo:htL thangH suaanL dtuaaM suaanL ruaamM
pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiวิ-ถี-ชุม-ชน-ของ-เชียง-ไหฺม่-ที่-หฺยู่-กัน-กัน-หฺย่าง-พี่-หฺย่าง-น้อง-ไช้-ชี-วิด-หฺย่าง-เรียบ-ง่าย-สะ-หฺงบ-สะ-มะ-ถะ-เปฺลี่ยน-เป็น-น่า-มือ-หฺลัง-มือ-ต่าง-คน-ต่าง-แย่ง-ชิง-ผน-ปฺระ-โหฺยด-ทั้ง-ส่วน-ตัว-ส่วน-รวม
IPAwíʔ tʰǐː tɕʰum tɕʰon kʰɔ̌ːŋ tɕʰiːaŋ màj tʰîː jùː kan kan jàːŋ pʰîː jàːŋ nɔ́ːŋ tɕʰáj tɕʰiː wít jàːŋ rîːap ŋâːj sà ŋòp sà má tʰà plìːan pen nâː mɯː lǎŋ mɯː tàːŋ kʰon tàːŋ jɛ̂ːŋ tɕʰiŋ pʰǒn pràʔ jòːt tʰáŋ sùːan tuːa sùːan ruːam
Royal Thai General Systemwithi chumchon khong chiangmai thi yu kan kan yang phi yang nong chai chiwit yang riap ngai sangop samatha plian pen na mue lang mue tang khon tang yaeng ching phon prayot thang suan tua suan ruam

 [example sentence]
"The communal ways of Chiang Mai where people used to live as if they were family, living a simple life, living quietly and tranquilly, were completely changed; everyone took advantage of everyone else, both in the private sphere and in public life."

componentsวิถีwiH theeRway; course; path; road; route; direction
ชุมชน choomM chohnMcommunity
ของ khaawngRof; belonging to; that or those of; [a word used with a pronoun to indicate possesion, as in "John's truck"]
เชียงใหม่ chiiangM maiLChiang Mai, a province in northern Thailand with a 1995 population of 1,552,766 (rank 5 of 76)
ที่ theeF[the relative pronouns] that; which; which is...
อยู่กันyuuL ganMto live together
กัน ganMeach other; one another; collectively; commonly; together
อย่าง yaangL[a prefix acting like the English suffix] -ly [creating an adverb from an adjective] way; in the (following) particular way
พี่ pheeFolder sibling; older siblings
อย่าง yaangL[a prefix acting like the English suffix] -ly [creating an adverb from an adjective] way; in the (following) particular way
น้อง naawngHyounger sibling; younger friend; younger colleague; girlfriend or wife in relation to boyfriend or husband
ใช้ชีวิตchaiH cheeM witHliving; to live; use one's life
อย่าง yaangL[a prefix acting like the English suffix] -ly [creating an adverb from an adjective] way; in the (following) particular way
เรียบ riiapF[is] even; orderly; tidy; simple; neat; smooth
ง่าย ngaaiF[is] easy; not difficult; simple
สงบ saL ngohpL[of an environment] [is] calm; peaceful; quiet; tranquil
สมถ saL maH thaLsolitude; [of the mind] tranquility; contentment; non-aspiring
เปลี่ยนเป็นหน้ามือหลังมือbpliianL bpenM naaF meuuM langR meuuMto turn 180 degrees; become just the opposite; do a complete U-turn; completely change; reverse the direction of
ต่าง dtaangLeach; each one; everyone
คน khohnMperson; guy; people; man; human being
ต่าง dtaangL[is] different; another; various; many
แย่งชิงyaaengF chingMto snatch away; to seize
ผลประโยชน์phohnR bpraL yo:htLbeneficial effect; positive interest; profit; proceeds; income; gain
ทั้ง thangHall; entire; whole; wholly; both (...and); while
ส่วนตัวsuaanL dtuaaM[is] private; personal; individual
ส่วนรวมsuaanL ruaamMthe people at large; the public; us all; commons

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