ใคร

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See also: ใคร่

Thai[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From blending of คน (kon, person) +‎ ไร (rai, what).[1]

Compare the dialectal ไผ (pǎi), from Proto-Tai *pʰaɰᴬ, from which the following are also derived: Northern Thai ᨹᩲ; Isan ใผ, ไผ; Lao ໃຜ (phai); ᦺᦕ (ṗhay); Shan ၽႂ် (phǎue); Tai Nüa ᥚᥬᥴ (pháue); Aiton ၸ်ၞ; Ahom 𑜇𑜧 (phaw), 𑜇𑜨𑜧 (phow).

Pronunciation[edit]

Orthographicใคร
au g r
Phonemic
ไคฺร
ai g ̥ r
RomanizationPaiboonkrai
Royal Institutekhrai
(standard) IPA(key)/kʰraj˧/(R)

Pronoun[edit]

ใคร (krai)

  1. (interrogative) who; which person; what person?
  2. whoever; anyone; someone; everyone; they (people in general).
  3. person; one.

Derived terms[edit]

Derived terms

References[edit]

  1. ^ วรรณไวทยากร, พระเจ้าวรวงศ์เธอ พระองค์เจ้า (1939) , “ศัพทาธิบาย”, in Journal of the Siam Society[1], volume 31, issue 2, กรุงเทพฯ: Siam Society, page 39