Language name: KHMER
UPSID number: 2306
Alternate name(s): CAMBODIAN
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Khmer
This language has 42 segments
Its Frequency index is 0.214972020 (average percentage of segments; 0.1: many very rare segments; 0.39: average; 0.7: many common segments)
The language has these sounds: p ph b< "t "th k kh "s m "n nj N "l- r.[ ? h i: I e: E E: "@: a+ a+: u: U O o: O: a_ a_: j vA c ch uu o( uu: e@ u@ uu@ "d<
Comment: Khmer ios spoken in Mekong Delta of Southwesten Vietnamand also in Kampuchean and Thailand. Khmer syllables are assigned to one of two 'registers'. Vowel qualities often differ between registers with some being limited to one or the other. In careful speech lower pitch and breathy phonation distinguish second from first register, but often only vowel differences remain in more rapid speech. In addition to the short diphthongs listed there are a number of vowel sequences.
Source(s): Ehrman, M.E. and Sos, K. 1972. Contemporary Cambodian. Foreign Service Institute: Basic Course Series.
Huffman, F.E. 1970a. The Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reading. Yale University Press, New Haven.
Huffman, F.E. 1970b. Modern Spoken Cambodian. Yale University Press, New Haven.
Jacob, J.M. 1968. Introduction to Cambodian. Oxford University Press, London.

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