What is ญ?

ญ is a Thai letter, specifically a consonant. It is a letter of the Thai alphabet.

Letter Name

Use this name when spelling:
Meaning of name:
woman

ญ at the beginning of a syllable

Consonants at the beginning of a syllable are called "starting consonants".
Sound:
[y]
Consonant class:
low

ญ at the end of a syllable

Consonants at the end of a syllable are called "ending consonants".
Sound:
[n]
Consonant ending:
live

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How is ญ pronounced?

ญ is pronounced [y] at the beginning of a syllable and [n] at the end of a syllable.

What is the name of ญ?

The Thai name of ญ is ญหญิง, pronounced [yaw ying (m r)].
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