Monday, 5 April 2010

It's (Masculine) Area

Chao phraya is a name of famous river in Thailand. In the past chao phraya have original name “ mae nam”. Mae nam mean mother of water. Because the feodal influence, the river name change.

Chao phraya means River King. Its a Masculin name. Very different with the past name mother of water. That has a very feminine meaning. Yes, the patriarchy system has always been used in past kingdom, like in Thailand.

Everything -- river, mount, city -- gives names with masculine type . The people of the community believe that masculin names have strong meaning, better than feminine names. And its been that way for a long long time, and became generally accepted culturaly.

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