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U+0E2B, ห
THAI CHARACTER HO HIP

[U+0E2A]
Thai
[U+0E2C]
See also: หี and หู

Thai[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographic
h
Phonemic หอ
h ɒ
หอ หีบ
h ɒ    h ī ɓ
Paiboon hɔ̌ɔ hɔ̌ɔ hìip
(Bangkok) IPA(key) /hɔː˩˩˦/ /hɔː˩˩˦ hiːp̚˨˩/

Letter[edit]

(hɔ̌ɔ)

  1. hɔ̌ɔ hìip (หีบ), the 41st consonant letter of the Thai alphabet

Usage notes[edit]

  • This letter belongs to the Thai high consonant class
  • A silent, high-class ห "leads" low-class nasal stops (, , and ) and non-plosives (, , and ), which have no corresponding high-class phonetic match, into the tone properties of a high-class consonant. In polysyllabic words, an initial mid- or high-class consonant with an implicit vowel similarly "leads" these same low-class consonants into the higher class tone rules, with the tone marker borne by the low-class consonant.