The W’s

There are five consonants in the Thai alphabet that look like a ‘W’ to me.  I have a hard time remembering them because they look so similar.  But they are actually pretty easy to distinguish by the inside or outside circle, stroke, and stem height.  Here they are:

  1. pǎw pûng, bee, high class, final = n/a
  2. fǎw fǎa, lid, high class, final = n/a
  3. paw paan, tray, middle class, final = p
  4. faw fan, tooth, middle class, final = p
  5. law jù-laa, kite, low class, final = n

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