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missing vowels


I wonder why sometimes certain syllables don't contain any vowels. Is there any rule which vowel to insert then? Here are some examples:
ภรรยา (why it's pA rA)
คน or ผม (O)
สวัสคี (sA)

Is it always A or O which are missed out? Can it be another vowel, say I or U?

For learning: Thai
Base language: English
Category: Language



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    Each Thai syllable has a natural vowel called อ อ่าง (or more correctly, อ อ่าง doesn't have a consonant sound), so this would be the A/O sound you hear. If you want other sounds like I, U, E, tone adjustment, or even a shorter/longer vowel, then you add the appropriate marks.

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