The Cambodian vowel may consist of one or a combination of elements written before, above, below, or after the initial consonant. There are 24 vowels in Khmer. Since the abstract vowel (AA) is embedded in a consonant, there are only 23 vowels shown in the table below. The pronunciation of a vowel in Khmer is determined by the series of the initial consonant that it accompanies. Click on the vowels to listen to the pronunciation of them and practice with the consonants.
|Consonants | Vowel Position | Independent Vowels|
|Sub-consonant | Conversation | Writing | Reading|
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