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        Numerical Phrases Involving Time Specifiers

bulletTime specifier occurs after numerals without a preceding noun head
bulletTime specifier in Khmer includes:  year, month, week, days, hour, and minute.
bulletThe structure of numeral phrases involving time specifier in Khmer is 
 

Numerical

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Time Specifier

 

Example: 

Numerals

Specifiers

  ឆ្នាំ
one year
  ឆ្នាំ
three years
  ខែ
one month

 

ខែ
two months

 

អាទិត្យ

four weeks

 

ថ្ងៃ
seven  days

 

ម៉ោង
eight hours

១០ 

នាទី
ten minutes

 

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        The Reverse Order of Khmer Time Specifiers

bulletThe reverse order of Khmer time specifiers result in different meaning.  The following examples provide the meaning of the reverse order of Khmer time specifiers.
bulletCardinal numbers have to change to ordinal numbers by adding particle  "ទី " in front of each number.

 

Specifiers

Ordinal Numer

ឆ្នាំ ទី 
first year
ឆ្នាំ ទី 
third year
ខែ ទី 
first month
ខែ

ទី 

second month

អាទិត្យ

ទី 

fourth week
ថ្ងៃ

ទី 

on the seventh day 
ម៉ោង

 

eight o'clock
នាទី

ទី១០ 

the tenth minutes

 

        Note

bulletThe reverse order of Khmer time specifiers "ម៉ោង " hour changes from 8 hours to 8 o'clock.

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