1. Word វត្ដ ( Buddha temple )
Noun (វត្ដ ) is a mono syllable. Consonant (ត ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ដ ) but it remains silent. This word derive from Sankrit and the pronunciation of this word is display as shown in the table below.
(វត្ដ ), (វាត់ )and (វ័ធ ) have the same pronunciation, but the different in spelling give different meaning.
2. Word ទង់ជ័យ ( flag )
Word (ទង់ជ័យ ) has two syllables. Diacritic Sanyok Sanha ( ័ ) is used in a certain loaned words from Pali or Sanskrit. The syllable (ជ័យ ), the diacritic has the same value as vowel (- ៃ ) when it follow by consonant (យ ).
3. Word ភូមិ (village)
Word (ភូមិ ) is a mono syllable. Vowel ( ិ ) is not pronounced.
4. Word សំបុត្រ ( letter )
Noun (សំបុត្រ ) has two syllables. Consonant (ត ) could take sub-consonants (្រ ) but it remains silent. This word derive from Sankrit and the pronunciation of this word is display as shown in the table below.
5. Word ជិះ ( to ride )
The mono syllable word (ជិះ ) is a combination of consonant (ជ ) and diphthong vowel ( ិះ ).
6. Word មហាវិថី ( boulevard )
All Khmer consonant, there is an inherent vowel. The inherent vowel for the first series consonant is /AA/ and second series consonant is /OO/. The first series consonant (ម ) has an inherent vowel /OO/, therefore the pronunciation of this syllable is (mOO).
|The two syllables (មហា ) is known as prefix which means huge, a lot, supperior.|