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1.  Word អង្គុយ (to sit)

    Word (អង្គុយ ) has two syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្គ  ) as medial claster. 

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អង្គុយ

អង្គុយ

qAAN kuy

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2.  Word ភោជនីយដា្ឋន (restaurant)

        Word (ភោជនីយដា្ឋន ) has 3 syllables.  Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ឋ   ) as medial claster.  In this case, consonant ( ) remains silent.

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ភោជនីយដា្ឋន

ភោជ នីយ ឋាន

pooc nii-thaan

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3.  Word រក ( looking for )

    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 second series consonant ( ) has an inherent vowel /OO/, therefore the pronunciation of this syllable is (rOOk).

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រក

រក

rOOk

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4. Word ឆ្ងាញ់ៗ ( delicious )

    Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ង   ) as initial claster.  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.  The full or partial reduplication sign Leiktoo ( ) is used to indicate that the word after which it occurs is to be repeated.

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ឆ្ងាញ់ៗ

ឆ្ងាញ់ៗ

chNAn) chNAn)

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5.  Word ពិសារ (to eat or drink)

    Word (ពិសារ ) has 2 syllables.  Consonant ( ) at the end of the word remains silent.

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ពិសារ

ពិ សា

pi saa

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6.  Word ភេសជ្ជ (a drink but not alcohol)

    Word (ភេសជ្ជ ) has three syllables.

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ភេសជ្ជ

ភេ សច ជ:

phee se ce(eq

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7.  Word តែទឹកកក (ice tea)

       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 second series consonant ( ) has an inherent vowel /AA/, therefore the pronunciation of this syllable is (kAAk)

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តែទឹកកក

តែ ទឹក កក

tae thk kAAk

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8.  Word ម្ហូប (food)

    Consonant ( ) could take sub-consonants ( ្ហ   ) as medial claster.

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ម្ហូប

ម្ហូប

mhoup

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