Sound:

short [a]

Writing

Thais add to write stand-alone vowels:
อั-
Info: is the "silent consonant", it has no sound. It is used when writing vowels as a placeholder for other consonants.
อั- needs to be followed by a closing consonant.
Sample words:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is  ั?

 ั is a Thai vowel sound, consisting of multiple Thai letters.

Is อั- or  ั correct?

Both อั- and  ั are correct. is the "silent consonant", it has no sound. It is used when teaching vowels as a placeholder for other consonants.
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