vowelpic.gif (2707 bytes)

   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.

vowel_a.gif (477 bytes) vowel_i.gif (469 bytes) vowel_is.gif (484 bytes)
vowel_w.gif (510 bytes) vowel_ws.gif (504 bytes) vowel_u.gif (403 bytes)
vowel_us.gif (506 bytes) vowel_y.gif (504 bytes) vowel_ei.gif (648 bytes)
vowel_eo.gif (886 bytes) vowel_xeos.gif (836 bytes) vowel_e.gif (518 bytes)
vowel_es.gif (632 bytes) vowel_;.gif (632 bytes) vowel_ea.gif (642 bytes)
vowel_eAs.gif (677 bytes) vowel_um.gif (532 bytes) vowel_om.gif (473 bytes)
vowel_am.gif (604 bytes) vowel_hs.gif (544 bytes) vowel_uHs.gif (608 bytes)
vowel_eHs.gif (723 bytes) vowel_eaHs.gif (856 bytes)

 

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