Word Formations of Lanna Swear Words in Facebook

  • Sarawut Lordee Department of Thai, School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao, Phayao Province 56000
  • Karankorn Boonpa Department of Thai, School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao, Phayao Province 56000
Keywords: Word Formations, Swear Words, Lanna Language, Facebook

Abstract

       This article aims to analyze word formations of Lanna swear words in Facebook. The data were collected from swear words in comment sections on Facebook page ‘Meang Ngaw’ from January 2018 to December 2018. There were 72 Lanna swear words. The data was analyzed and the results were presented by descriptive analysis and percentage.

      The findings revealed that there were 4 main types of word formations: 1) a swear word formed by 1-word part 2) a swear word formed by 2-word parts 3) a swear word formed by 3-word parts and 4) a swear word formed by 4-word parts. Each main type was classified into 2 subtypes, 21 subtypes, 15 subtypes, 3 subtypes, respectively. When considering 4 types of word formations, it was found that swear words formed by 2-word parts was the largest types of word formation (56.94 %) followed by swear words formed by 3-word parts (29.17 %), 1-word part (8.33 %) and 4-word parts (5.56 %), respectively.

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Sarawut Lordee, Department of Thai, School of Liberal Arts, University of Phayao, Phayao Province 56000

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Published
2021-09-29
How to Cite
Lordee, S., & Boonpa, K. (2021). Word Formations of Lanna Swear Words in Facebook. Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Phayao, 9(2), 110-128. Retrieved from https://so03.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/Humanties-up/article/view/210068
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Research Article