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.