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1.  Word ជំងឺ ( sickness )

    Word (ជំងឺ ) has two syllables.  (ជម្ងឺ) is another form of spelling this word.  Both forms are acceptable in everyday spelling.  Conservative spellers like to spell this word in form (ជម្ងឺ ).  The pronunciation of these two form are the same.

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ជំងឺ

ជំងឺ

cum Nhh

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2.  Word ពិនិត្យ ( to examine )

        Word (ពិនិត្យ ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្យ ) but it is not pronounced.

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ពិនិត្យ

ពិ និត

pi-nht

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3.  Word ថ្នាំ (medicine)

    Word (ថ្នាំ ) is a mono syllable.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្ន ) as an initial cluster.

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ថ្នាំ

ថ្នាំ

tnam

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bulletWord (ថ្នាំ ) is also used as a prefix: for example the word (ថ្នាំជក់) means "cigarette" and word (ថ្នាំលាប) means paint.

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4. Word ឱសថស្បាន ( pharmacy )

    Noun (ឱសថស្បាន ) has three syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ប  ) as an initial cluster.  

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ឱសថស្បាន

អោ សុត ស្បាន

qo sot sthaan

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bulletWord (ឱសថស្បាន) is a combinantion of word (ឱសថ ) which means "medicine" and (ស្បាន) which means "house".

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5.  Word ព្យាបាល ( to treat "an illness" )

    Word (ព្យាបាល ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្យ ) as initial cluster.

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ព្យាបាល

ព្យាបាល

pyiebaal

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

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6.  Word ម្ដង ( once )

    The word (ម្ដង ) is a mono syllable.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonant ( ្ដ ) as an initial cluster. 

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ម្ដង

ម្ដង

mdON

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Word (ម្ដង ) is a short form of (មួយ ដង ) which means "one time"

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