Study on the Word Formation of the Northern Thai Dialect in the Novel "Klin Kasalong" by Niarapati

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Kanokwan Sonnin
Chayapat Mungkulna
Supaporn Kongsirirat


This research article aimed to investigate the methods employed in formatting Northern Thai Dialect found in the novel " Klin Kasalong " by Niarapati. The results of the study revealed three distinct approaches to Northern Thai Dialect formation, identified from a total of 228 newly created words. These methods were categorized as compound words, comprising 95 words, accounting for 41.67%; Synonymous compound words, totaling 94 words, representing 41.23%; and reduplicated words, amounting to 39 words, making up 17.10%. The words used in the formation range from 2 to 6 words depending on the author's methodology and type.

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Sonnin, K., Mungkulna, C. ., & Kongsirirat, S. . (2024). Study on the Word Formation of the Northern Thai Dialect in the Novel "Klin Kasalong" by Niarapati. WIWITWANNASAN, 8(1), 65–80. Retrieved from
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