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ไฉน  chaL naiR
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1.why; wherefore
2.[a type of] oboe [or] flute

Royal Institute - 1982
ไฉน ๑  /ฉะ-ไหฺน/
[วิเศษณ์] ฉันใด เช่น เป็นไฉน คือ เป็นฉันใด.
ไฉน ๒  /ฉะ-ไหฺน/
[นาม] ชื่อปี่ชนิดหนึ่ง มีรูปร่างเหมือนปี่ชวา แต่ขนาดเล็กกว่ามาก ปัจจุบันมักใช้บรรเลงในงานพระศพเข้ากับชุดพวกกลองชนะ มีหัวหน้าเรียกว่า จ่าปี่, สรไน ก็ว่า.

pronunciation guide
Phonemic Thaiฉะ-ไหฺน
IPAtɕʰà nǎj
Royal Thai General Systemchanai

1. common Thai word   [adverb, particle, formal]
why; wherefore

synonymsฉันใดchanR daiMwhy
ทำไม thamM maiMwhy
exampleเหตุไฉนhaehtL chaL naiRWhy?; for what purpose?
chaL naiR jeungM bpenM chenF nanH
"How so?"
jaoF thamM chaL naiR jeungM daiF waaenR neeH maaM
"What did you do to get this ring?"
2.   [noun]
[a type of] oboe [or] flute

This word contains an initial consonant cluster which follows the general clustered consonant tone rule. This is the common case for clusters in which: As shown in the phonemic transcription result, the tone of the syllable as a whole is determined by the consonant class of the first consonant in the cluster.

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