sukritact wrote:Well, I know a couple of words that sound similar to words in other languages.
Bahasa (Bahasa Indonesia) ภาษา
Both from Sanskrit भाषा bhāṣā
椅子 เก้าอี้ (the yi in both words)
Wouldn't surprise me if it's from 高椅
From Hokkien (Chaozhou?) 粿條 koe tiau
Chaozhou or Teochew (closely related to Hokkien) is a source of lots of Thai loanwords over the last few centuries.
From english you get stuff like lift, football, computer, I like what it does with words like telephone and television though!
โทร = tele
Hindi: दूर dūra
ศัพท์ = word
Hindi: शब्द śabda
so โทรศัพท์ = telephone.
I love it!