This is the long sound of “o” as in “Rome”.
It is represented in the transliteration by “O”.
Both these vowels have the sound of “y” as in “Fly”.
They are both represented in the transliteration by “Y”.
In the oral spelling these two last vowels are sometimes distinguished by name though this is seldom necessary as the vowel ใ- is used only in 20 words in the language most of which are fairly common and of which the spelling is well known.
The vowel ใ- is called MY MOO-AN from ไม้ “wood” and ม้วน “To be rolled up”.
called MY MALAI
“To be broken”.
Generated by Lyndon Hill on Thu Jul 20 18:40:31 BST 2006.
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