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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by PeteC » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:27 pm

kendo wrote:
johnnyk wrote:Neung is "one" but also first-born.
Spot on Johnny my wife palini is also known as Neung because she is the oldest child and the only daughter in her family.
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OK, what is the Thai nickname of the wee one going to be Kenny? Pete :cheers:
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by kendo » Thu Mar 31, 2011 2:41 pm

In English Pete it would be Owl because she spends more time awake at night than the day!

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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by HHADFan » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:23 pm

Bamboo Grove wrote:
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pronounciation guide: it's a bit like the French "Oui" with a rising tone (like if you were surprised). Or take the "oo" from "look" in English plus "i" from "sit" in English and add the rising tone or "ui" from the name "Lui(gi)". Or "ui" in "Duisburg" in German or "ui" in Finnish.

Thanks, BG. The odd thing is, her entire family and all her friends seem to stretch out the 'oo' sound as though her name was spelled with the long 'u' vowel. No wonder no one can spell her name! :laugh:
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Bamboo Grove » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:40 pm

HHADFan wrote:
her entire family and all her friends seem to stretch out the 'oo' sound as though her name was spelled with the long 'u' vowel
That's probably because of the rising tone.
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Jimbob » Sun Apr 03, 2011 9:17 am

some other nicknames i have come across not on the list
Cat (not sure if borrowed from English)
Sanow (sounds like sah no)
Bud as in Bud(dha)

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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by E-Dork » Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:39 pm

Sanow (sounds like sah no)
Possibly borrowed from English also. Using your pronunciation guide tink of how the Thai's say 'snow'. :D
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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by boongx » Wed Apr 20, 2011 7:32 pm

pa = Fish
hma = Dog
kai = Chicken
moo = Pig
noo = Rat

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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by Super Joe » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:55 pm

Randy Cornhole wrote:Some of the best I've heard are the new ones used in Bangkok like - Coke, Star and Angel.
They all mean 'dust' Randy. Recently introduced by Nigerian's, I believe :P

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Re: Thai nicknames

Post by GOBBY » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:26 pm

Gob ? Perhaps lol

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