Repeat, repeat

Repeat, repeat. Using repeated words.

มาก (mâak) = (adv.) Very much

We use มาก(mâak) for saying something is much or very much
but we can say it another way to show it is very much. We stress
and repeat that word.

Let’s see.
1. ดี๊ดี = dee dee = (adj.) Well, very nice, very good
E.g. – ชีวิตดี๊ดี = chee-wít dée dee = very good life.

2. น๊อยน้อย = nói nói = (adj.) Few, very few
E.g. – ทำไมลุงคีทกินข้าวน๊อยน้อย
– tam-mai lung Keith gin kâao nói nói
– why uncle Keith eat food very few
– Why does Uncle Keith eat so little food.

3. สู๊งสูง = sóong sŏong = (adj.) Very tall
E.g. – เมสันตัวสู๊งสูง
– Mason dtua sóong sŏong
– Mason body very tall
– Mason is very tall.

4. ส๊วยสวย = suay suay = very beautiful
E.g. – กระเป๋าใบใหม่ของบริลส๊วยสวย
– grà-bpăo bai mài kŏng Brill súay sŭay
– bag (clf) of Brill very beautiful.
– Brill’s new bag is very beautiful.

5. เล๊วเลว = léo leo = (adj.) Very bad
6. เตี๊ยเตี้ย = dtía dtîa = (adj.) Very short
7. ม๊ากมาก = máak mâak = (adv.) Very much
8. เบื๊อเบื่อ = béua bèua = ( adj.) Very bored
9. ด๊ำดำ = dám dam = (adj.) Very black.
10. หิ๊วหิว = híw hĭw = (adj.) Very hungry
11. เบ๊าเบา = báo bao = (adj.) Very Light
12. ทุเร๊ศทุเรศ = tú-ráyt tú-râyt = (adj.) Very pitiable
13. มื๊ดมืด = méut mêut = (X) Very dark
14. หนั๊กหนัก = nák nàk = (adv.) Very hard
15. อ๊วนอ้วน = úan ûan = (adj.) Very fat
16. ผ๊อมผอม = póm pŏm = (adj.) Very thin
17. ไกล๊ไกล = glái glai= (adj.) Very far
18. ใหญ๊ใหญ่ = yái yài = (adj.) Very big
19. เล๊กเล็ก = lék lék = (adj.) Very small
20. ย๊าวยาว = yáao yaao = (adj.) Very long

IMPORTANT NOTICE
Note: Notice the first word, it has the third tonal marker of thai
writing system represented by ๗ and the last word is a normal
word. Here we have used this marker with the original consonant even though in most cases it is either not necessary or not really allowed. We do this to show that the first word of the pair is high tone, but did not want to cause confusion by using a different consonant. A bit like the transliteration.
The tone mark really can only be used with mid-class consonants, but in some of these cases because of the closing consonant and/or the nature of the vowel in order to demonstrate the high tone required, we have “bent” the rules to make the point.

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