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Post by Nereus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:53 pm

Anybody know the rough transliteration is for "Midget"? Or what something maybe that comes across as " Nekma"? :cheers:
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Re: Midget

Post by Frank Hovis » Sun Jun 16, 2013 3:57 pm

Khon Kek, with the last k almost not pronounced, means 'dwarf'.

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Re: Midget

Post by Dahling » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:01 pm

'Lek mak' means 'very small'.

Google translate (always worth a try with individual words) gives the following for midget: คนแคระ - sounds like 'khon kreh' to me.

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Re: Midget

Post by Bristolian » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:08 pm

Frank may be correct but my wife says Khon Krak with short r and almost silent k
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Re: Midget

Post by Frank Hovis » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:19 pm

Quite possible it should have an R in there, a bit like the difference between krap and kap, I think it depends on the accent and I think putting the R in may be more proper.

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Re: Midget

Post by Nereus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:26 pm

Dahling wrote:'Lek mak' means 'very small'.

Google translate (always worth a try with individual words) gives the following for midget: คนแคระ - sounds like 'khon kreh' to me.
Thanks to all. "Lek mak" may be it as it is a small object, not a person. :cheers:
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Re: Midget

Post by Roel » Sun Jun 16, 2013 4:48 pm

Dictionary says:
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Re: Midget

Post by Nereus » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:19 pm

Roel wrote:Dictionary says:
Does it also depend on what is being referred to, or is there a "classifier" added depending on what it is? :cheers:
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Re: Midget

Post by Roel » Sun Jun 16, 2013 5:55 pm

No classifier. It is an adjective. As in midget golf.
Otherwise the noun (a midget) is the above mentioned kon krae.
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Re: Midget

Post by Styker » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:55 pm

My wife has always called a midget for an a'joy in thai and shes from Bangkok so i guess its the right word.
How its written in thai Can i not Tell.

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Re: Midget

Post by Bristolian » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:47 pm

I also having been reminded by this latest post checked with my wife. " Nekma" was probably Lek ma ....small coming. Ie. this is a person with small (size) coming ( to them).. No idea myself but my wife says yes. I don't argue.....
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Re: Midget

Post by Nereus » Fri Jul 18, 2014 8:56 pm

Bristolian wrote:I also having been reminded by this latest post checked with my wife. " Nekma" was probably Lek ma ....small coming. Ie. this is a person with small (size) coming ( to them).. No idea myself but my wife says yes. I don't argue.....
It was in reference to a car, as in: MG Midget. But as they also tried to tell me the car was an "Austin", I took it with the usual caution!
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