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1.  Word បណ្ណាគារ ( bookstore )

    Word (បណ្ណាគារ ) has three syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ណ  ) as the medial cluster.  The consonant () at the end of the word remains silent.

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បណ្ណាគារ

បន់ ណា គា

bannakie

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2.  Word រថយន្ដក្រុង ( bus )

        Word (រថយន្ដ ) has three syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant () and it remains silent.  This word derived from Pali and Sanskrit, so the spelling remain as it is.

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រថយន្ដក្រុង

រត់ យន់ ក្រុង

ru(et yu(en kroN

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bulletThe word (រថយន្ដ ) is a compound of words.  Word (រថ ) means "vehicle" (យន្ដ ) means machine and (ក្រុង) is city.

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3.  Word សាកលវិទ្យាល័យ (university)

    Word (សាកលវិទ្យាល័យ ) has five syllables.  Diacritic Sanyok Sanha (  ) is used in a certain loaned words from Pali or Sanskrit.   Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្យ ) as a medial cluster.  The syllable (ល័យ ), diacritic ( ) has the same value as vowel (- ) when it follow by consonant ( ).

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សាកលវិទ្យាល័យ

សា កល វិទ្យា ល័យ

saa kAl wht tyie lay

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4. Word យន្ដហោះ  ( letter )

    Noun (យន្ដហោះ ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) 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.   

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យន្ដហោះ

យន់ ហោះ 

yu(en-hAh

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bulletThe word (យន្ដហោះ ) is a compound of word (យន្ដ ) which means machine and (ហោះ ) which means "to fly".

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5.  Word ស្ពាន ( bridge )

    Word (ស្ពាន ) is a mono syllable.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្ព ) as initial cluster.

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ស្ពាន

ស្ពាន

spien

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6.  Word ទេសចរណ៏ ( tourism )

    The word (ទេសចរណ៏ ) has three syllables.  This word derived from Pali.  The diacritic (   ) is used to make the consonant under it to become silent.  Usually th this diaritic is found under consonant ( ) and ( ).

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ទេសចរណ៏

ទេ សា ច

teeh se cAA

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bulletThe word is a combination of syllable (ទេស ) which means " country" and (ចរណ៏ ) which means "to travel".

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