What is  อ?

 อ is a Thai letter, specifically a vowel. Here is a list of all Thai vowels.

Letter Name

Use this name when spelling:

Sound:

long [aw]

Writing

Thais add to write stand-alone vowels:
ออ
Info: is the "silent consonant", it has no sound. It is used when writing vowels as a placeholder for other consonants.
ออ can (but doesn't have to) be followed by a closing consonant.
Sample words:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Is ออ or  อ correct?

Both ออ and  อ 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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