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  Khmer alphabet -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Khmer script is probably the oldest writing system among the Southeast Asian cultures next to Mon script.
A notable feature of the Khmer alphabet is that it has fewer symbols for (A speech sound made with the vocal tract open) vowels than the language has vowel ((linguistics) one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language) phonemes.
Khmer also has a number of (A mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation) diacritics, which can change the series of the consonant or change the pronunciation of the vowel.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/k/kh/khmer_alphabet.htm   (866 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Khmer alphabet
A notable feature of the Khmer alphabet is that it has fewer symbols for vowels than the language has vowel phonemes.
Khmer numerals are very similar to Thai numerals, but have their own Khmer names.
Khmer numerals are the numerals used in the Khmer language of Cambodia.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Khmer-alphabet   (1542 words)

  
 Cambodia Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Khmer Rouge justified its actions by claiming that Cambodia was on the brink of major famine due to the American bombing campaigns, and that this required the evacuation of the cities to the countryside so that people could become self-sufficient, however this claim is generally dismissed as an excuse by many.
Khmer culture, as developed and spread by the Khmer empire, has distinctive styles of dance, architecture and sculpture which have strongly influenced neighbouring Laos and Thailand.
Khmer culture is very hierarchical, in that the greater a person's age, the greater the level of respect that must be granted to them.
www.variedtastes.com /encyclopedia/Cambodia   (4565 words)

  
 Tom's learning Khmer - Cambodian (Khmer) language
Khmer is a member of the Mon-Khmer group of Austroasiatic languages and is the official language of Cambodia.
The Khmer alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India (which was originally developed to write Sanksrit) by way of the Pallava script, which was used in southern India and South-east Asia during the 5th and 6th Centuries AD.
Khmer for Travellers - A concise and convenient introduction to the Khmer language with useful words and phrases that might come in handy when travelling in Cambodia.
www.geocities.com /tomslearningkhmer   (621 words)

  
 KHMER LANGUAGE FACTS AND INFORMATION
Khmer is somewhat unusual among its neighboring languages (Thai, Laotian and Vietnamese) in that it is not a tonal_language.
Khmer words are predominantly of one or two syllables.
Khmer is primarily an isolating_language, but lexical derivation by means of prefixes and infixes is common.
www.beatlesfacts.com /Khmer_language   (525 words)

  
 khmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The Khmer Empire, which ruled over much of Indochina from the 9th to the 13th centuries.
The Khmer Rouge, a Cambodian Communist political group and guerilla movement.
Khmer Republic, the name of Cambodia from 1975 to 1980
www.yourencyclopedia.net /khmer.html   (166 words)

  
 OHCHR: Khmer () - Universal Declaration of Human Rights   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Khmer is the most important member of the Mon-Khmer family of languages.
The Khmers were once a powerful people who dominated much of Southeast Asia from the 9th through the 12th century.
Their alphabet, like most of those of the area, had its ultimate origin in southern India.
www.unhchr.ch /udhr/lang/kmr.htm   (76 words)

  
 JSI - Just Shoot It: Khmer at Wikipedia
Curiously, I typed in Khmer in the search box to see what the results would be.
There were a few articles related to Khmer ranging from Khmer history to Khmer alphabet.
Next, I followed the link to Khmer alphabet where I found some spelling mistakes.
ekenno.blogspot.com /2004/09/khmer-at-wikipedia.html   (257 words)

  
 Cambodia Online Research :: Information about Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Cambodia is the successor state of the mighty Khmer Empire, which ruled most of the Indochina between the 11th and 14th centuries.
The geography of Cambodia is dominated by the Mekong river (colloquial Khmer language : Tonle Thom, i.e.
Khmer Republic/République khmère (a Calque of French Republic) under the rule of the fascist military rule of Lon Nol from 1970 to 1975 ;
in-northcarolina.com /search/Cambodia.html   (4496 words)

  
 Khmer Translation - Translate Khmer Language Translator
Khmer is one of the main Austroasiatic languages, and has had considerable influence from Sanskrit,and Pali.
Some of these influences, such as Sanskrit and Pali, come from the influence of Buddhism and Hinduism on Khmer culture; the latter two are the result of linguistic contact and geographic proximity.
Khmer alphabet consists of two separate categories — consonants and vowels.
www.translation-services-usa.com /languages/khmer.shtml   (462 words)

  
 Cal Poly Pomona
The Khmer alphabet is derived from Sanskrit (Hinduism) and Pali (Buddhism).
Khmer vowels are divided into short and long duration.
Khmer uses a glottal stop which is made in the voice box and other stops p, t and k which are made in the mouth.
www.csupomona.edu /~pronunciation/cambodian.html   (278 words)

  
 Cambodian Information Center >> Fonts
A few months ago, a small group of Khmer, Khmer-American and American folks were met on the Internet to discuss about the possiblity of using Khmer language for email, homepage etc..
The ASCII characters are replaced by the Khmer alphabet according to its sound.
To ease data entry for the newly Khmer font, MS Window program and DLL are written after discussion by two of the members.
www.cambodia.org /fonts   (1320 words)

  
 Khmer/Cambodian alphabet, pronunciation and language
The Khmer alphabet is descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava script, which was used in southern India and South East Asia during the 5th and 6th Centuries AD.
The Khmer alphabet closely resembles the Thai and Lao alphabets, which were developed from it.
In a Khmer text there are no spaces between words, instead spaces indicate the end of a clause or sentence.
www.omniglot.com /writing/khmer.htm   (317 words)

  
 Cambodia culture information for asia with links to food information and recipes from asia
Khmer architecture reached its zenith during the Angkorian era (seen in Angkor Wat and the structures of Angkor Thom).
Khmer, also known as Cambodian, is the official language of Cambodia.
The richness of Khmer is reflected by its four sets of vocabulary: one used for people of equal status, one used while speaking to the respected people such as elderly persons or superiors, one used when addressing monks, and one for the royal family.
asiarecipe.com /camculture.html   (1079 words)

  
 simply-thai.com-Thai Language and Alphabet   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
The alphabet was probably derived, or at least influenced by, the
This unique system, will enable anybody to learn the thai alphabet, with little or no effort, by using techniques used by professional memory experts, and top-level knowledge workers.
The [a] is usually found in words of Sanskrit, Pali or Khmer origin while the [o] is found native Thai words.
www.simply-thai.com /Thailand_page_Thai_Alphabet.htm   (494 words)

  
 Asiabooks Catalogue - Cambodia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This book is organised into sections: 'modern Khmer architecture', 'speaking theater', Khmer film', 'modern music', and 'modern painting' as well as a final section on the founding of the Royal University of Fine Arts.
The exhibition and catalogue aim to consider the absences resulting from the Khmer Rouge era: how the missing and the murdered affect the present, and how - as time goes on - the killings and their causes are remembered or forgotten, repressed or made into myth.
During the time of the Khmer empire thousands of temples and shrines were carved with intricate stone reliefs of immense size, complexity and artistry.
www.asiabooks.gil.com.au /catalogue/cambodia_05.html   (1024 words)

  
 KhmerConnection > Community > Arts and Culture
Anways back to the point the Khmers almost lost their system of writing because the reason it was so slow and not enough books were published was because they had their own unique writing system compared to its neighbor who used the Alphabet.
Khmer alphabet is the longest in the world.
FYI, cambodian alphabet is devried from the Brahmi alphabet which modeled after either Aramaic (Proto-Hewbrew language, Jesus spoke it) or Phoenician alphabet (which is the model for Greek->Latin->all European alphabets).
www.khmer.cc /community/t.c?b=1&t=2197   (1259 words)

  
 khmer
A booklet of phrases, verbs and general vocabulary with Khmer translations for use by survival level English as a second language students from Cambodia.
Eight pages of phrases with Khmer translations plus a phonetic reading of each for use by English as a second language teachers and students from K-adult.
A guide on the Khmer language alphabet and educational system plus suggestions and materials for teaching the Khmer.
www.state.me.us /education/esl/khmer.htm   (573 words)

  
 CAMBODIA FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
During the 1970s and 1980s, the country was plagued with a brutal civil war, a hated military monarchist regime, as well as an even worse genocidal, agro-communist regime led by the Khmer_Rouge.
Cambodia is ethnically homogeneous, as more than 90% of its population is of Khmer origin and speaks the Khmer_language, the country's official language.
Khmer culture, as developed and spread by the Khmer_empire, has distinctive styles of dance, architecture and sculpture which have strongly influenced neighbouring Laos and Thailand.
www.19gmarketinggroup.com /Cambodia   (3922 words)

  
 Khmer alphabet Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Khmer Alphabet are great for when you're looking to get better at khmer alphabet for selfish purposes.
The Khmer alphabet listed here starts from the top left to the far right and then to the next road; again starting left to right...
Khmer alphabet is used to write the Khmer...
alphabet.5interlock4.info /sterling-alphabet-beads/khmer-alphabet.html   (180 words)

  
 AncientScripts.com: Thai
The Thai script is a syllabic alphabet based on the Brahmi script adapted to write the Thai or Siamese language.
It is also possible that the Khmer alphabet might have had an influence on the Thai alphabet.
Another peculiar characteristic of the Thai alphabet is that each letter is classified into one of three classes: low, middle, and high.
www.ancientscripts.com /thai.html   (647 words)

  
 Phnom Penh Online Research :: Information about Phnom Penh   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
By the 1920s Phnom Penh was known as the Pearl of Asia and over the next four decades continued to experience growth with the building of a railway to Kompong Som and the Pochentong International Airport.
The city fell to the Khmer Rouge and Democratic Kampuchea on April 17, the Cambodian New Year, and was evacuated by force; its residents being made to labor on rural farms as " New people (Kampuchea) ".
The Khmer Rouge were driven out of Phnom Penh by the Vietnam in 1979 and people began to return to the city.
www.in-northcarolina.com /search/Phnom_Penh.html   (799 words)

  
 New Page 3
It is the Khmer New Year, a time of great celebration, and the boys have a splendid time, filled with exciting experiences.
After her mother is killed by the Khmer Rouge, Chantrea travels to be reunited with her father, an American photographer.
With emphasis on Khmer conceptions of personhood, morality and sexuality, this book is an account of the efforts of one community to preserve cherished aspects of its cultural identity.
www.emilysbooks.com /prod03.htm   (2645 words)

  
 #CAMBODIA WEB: In the News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
It is also necessary to be able to read English, French or another language with Roman alphabet because, although it is possible [to] write Khmer with a special font, the software is not manufactured in Khmer.
This is the same in Lao and Thailand." She does write e-mails in the Khmer alphabet but the recipient also has to have the same font installed in their system in order to read it.
His "Noko Khmer" site, Khmer Country, features hundred of files of Khmer music recorded in early 1970s and photos of modern Khmer film and karaoke stars including Piseth Peaklica who was shot dead in July.
www.camweb.org /news   (1519 words)

  
 Khmer language   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
As result of their geographic proximity, the Khmer language has influenced [[Thai languageThai]] and [[Lao languageLaotian]] and vice versa.
Khmer is somewhat unusual among its neighboring languages (Thai, Laotian and [[Vietnamese languageVietnamese]]) in that it is not a [[tonal language]].
Khmer is primarily an [[isolating language]], but lexical [[Derivation (linguistics)derivation]] by means of prefixes and infixes is common.
www.adscontractors.com /repository/K/Khm/Khmer_language/data.xml   (684 words)

  
 Thai alphabet and pronunciation
The Thai alphabet was probably derived from, or at least influenced by, the Old Khmer alphabet.
This is a syllabic alphabet consisting of 44 basic consonants, each with an inherent vowel: [o] in medial position and [a] in final position.
Ahom, Balinese, Batak, Bengali, Brahmi, Buhid, Burmese, Cham, Dehong Dai/Tai Le, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurmukhi (Punjabi), Hanuno'o, Hmong, Javanese, Kannada, Kharosthi, Khmer, Lao, Lepcha, Limbu, Lontara/Makasar, Malayalam, Manpuri, Oriya, Phags-pa, Ranjana, Redjang, Siddham, Sinhala, Sorang Sompeng, Sourashtra, Soyombo, Syloti Nagri, Tagalog, Tagbanwa, Tai Dam, Tamil, Telugu, Thai, Tibetan, Tocharian, Varang Kshiti
www.omniglot.com /writing/thai.htm   (404 words)

  
 Khmer - TheBestLinks.com - Khmer language, Communism, Khmer Rouge, Indochina, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Khmer - TheBestLinks.com - Khmer language, Communism, Khmer Rouge, Indochina,...
Khmer, Khmer language, Communism, Khmer Rouge, Indochina, Angkor, Khmer Empire...
This is a disambiguation page, i.e., a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title.
www.thebestlinks.com /Khmer.html   (171 words)

  
 PPP 9/18: Script for hill tribes   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
In a report that I prepared for CIDSE on the situation of their program in Ratanakkiri in 1999 I pointed out that the lack of primary school teaching in Ratanakkiri among the hill tribes in great part was hampered by the insistence of the Ministry of Education on using the Khmer language.
Another obvious limitation for the proliferation of primary school education among the hill tribes was the reluctance of Khmer teachers to live in remote areas under primitive conditions.
To overcome these constraints I recommended the introduction of the already existing and tested minority languages using the Khmer alphabet in primary school education.
www.phnompenhpost.com /TXT/letters/L918-1.htm   (310 words)

  
 Directory - Science: Social Sciences: Linguistics: Languages: Natural: Austro-Asiatic: Mon-Khmer   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Khmer Inscription and Language  · cached · Illustrated site devoted to early inscriptions in the Khmer language.
The Khmer Language  · iweb · cached · Site devoted to the teaching of the Khmer alphabet and to basic notions of Khmer grammar, as well as containing a Khmer phrase book and links to Khmer dictionaries.
Rien Khmer  · cached · A site devoted to the teaching of Khmer, with emphasis on the script, the phonology, and the numerals of the language.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=799158   (175 words)

  
 KhmerConnection > Community > Entertainment
khmer culture is being swallowed up by viet and chinese culture man..
I'm pretty sure she's khmer, she was in Australia a couple months ago with kom bonadath doing a concert.
shes pretty khmer to me. shes darker than most girls on karaoke and she has round not chinky eyes.
www.khmer.cc /community/t.c?b=4&t=4970   (1130 words)

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