Lanna is the name of the North/North west region of Thailand. The dialect
of this region is fairly similar to Isaan, which is understandable given the
distance to Bangkok and emphasis on agriculture. For example, they also say
The biggest difference is that women say à¨êÒ jao as an end particle instead of ¤èÐ ka.
In Lanna, it is common to pronounce (and spell) words normally spelt with a Ã àÃ×Í as if it was spelt with Î ¹¡ÎÙ¡. e.g. ÃÑ¡ (love) becomes ÎÑ¡. Also ª (ªéÒ§) may be substituted with ¨ (¨Ò¹), e.g. ªéÒ§ (elephant) becomes ¨éÒ§.
The mechanism is based on sound, for example, ËÙéàÃ×èÍ§¡èÍ hoo reung go : Do you understand ? - Here an r sound was replaced by h.
The question word äËÁ becomes ¡èÍ:
The particle «Ô is replaced by
¡Ð. For example,