vâng

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See also: vang, Vang, vàng, and vắng

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Etymology[edit]

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Particularly: “The original meaning is quite transparently "to obey, to follow". The Nôm characters all have (MC pˠʌŋ) (SV: bang) as phonetic, so the current ‹v-› is the result of lenition. Based on the character 𢀥 ( (MC ɡɨʌX) + (MC pˠʌŋ)), it might be tempting to reconstruct the onset *k-p-.”

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Verb[edit]

vâng (𠳐, 𢀥, )

  1. to obey (other's words, commands); to listen to; to comply with

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Interjection[edit]

vâng

  1. (Northern Vietnam, polite) yes

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