ພາສາ

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Lao[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Pali bhasa, from Sanskrit भाषा ‎(bhāṣā). Compare Bengali ভাষা ‎(bhasha), Gujarati ભાષા ‎(bhāṣā), Hindi भाषा ‎(bhāshā), Indonesian bahasa, Javanese basa, Kannada ಭಾಷೆ ‎(bhāṣe), Khmer ភាសា ‎(pʰiesaa), Khün ᨽᩣᩈᩣ, Malay bahasa, Malayalam ഭാഷ ‎(bhāṣa), Marathi भाषा ‎(bhāṣā), Punjabi ਭਾਸ਼ਾ ‎(bhāśā), Shan ၽႃႇသႃႇ, Telugu భాష ‎(bhāṣa), Thai ภาษา ‎(paa-sǎa).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pʰaː˦˥ saː˩˨/

Noun[edit]

ພາສາ ‎(classifier ພາສາ or phaa-saa)

  1. language