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1.  Word សមុទ្រ ( sea )

    Word (សមុទ្រ ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants (្រ  ) but it is not pronounced.  This word derived from Pali or Sanskrit, and the pronunciation of this word illustrated below.

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សមុទ្រ

សាក់ មុត

sa(q) mot

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2.  Word ខ្យល់ ( air )

        Word (ខ្យល់ ) is a mono syllable.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្យ ) as an initial cluster.  The diacritic bAntAq (  ) occurs on the top of the final consonant of a syllable and it is used to shorten the vowel of that syllable.

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ខ្យល់

ខ្យល់

kyAl

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3.  Word ផ្លាស់ (to change)

    Word (ផ្លាស់ ) is a mono syllable.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្ល ) as an initial cluster.  The diacritic bAntAq (  ) occurs on the top of the final consonant of a syllable and it is used to shorten the vowel of that syllable.

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ផ្លាស់

ផ្លាស់

plah

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4. Word ប្រាសាទ  ( temple )

    Noun (ប្រាសាទ ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants (្រ  ) as an initial cluster.   The consonant ( ) is used to replace consonant ( ) in the pronunciation.

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ប្រាសាទ

ប្រា សាត

praa saat

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bulletConsonant ( ) changes the form to ( ) when vowel (- ) is used.

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5.  Word ភ្ញៀវទេសចរណ៏ ( tourist )

    Word (ភ្ញៀវទេសចរណ៏ ) has four syllables.  This word is a combination of word (ភ្ញៀវ ) which means "guest" and word (ទេសចរណ៏ ) which means "tourism".   Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្ញ ) as initial cluster.  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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ភ្ញៀវទេសចរណ៏

ភ្ញៀវ ទេ សា ច

pn)iev teeh se cAA

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bulletWord (ភ្ញៀវទេសចរណ៏ ) can be used interchangeable with word (អ្នកទេសចរណ៏) or (ទសចរ )

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6.  Word ធម្មតា ( in general )

    The word (ធម្មតា ) has three syllables.  Consonant ( ) is used as vowel (-ាំ ) and sub-consonant ( ្ម ) is pronounced as consonant ( ).    Consonant ( ) is changed to ( ) in the pronunciation.

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ធម្មតា

ធាំ មា ដា

tho(em me daa

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