PRONOUNCE KHMER EASY

k/q  __G in Gold
x/ __K in Kick
t/ţ __T in Tick
ŧ/ť __T with soft h after
f/p __P in Pig
s __S in Sit
c/j __J in John
z/ç __CH in CHop
d/ __D in Dog
đ/ď __D with soft h after
ń/n __N in Nit
ł/l __L in Lit 
g __NG in riNG
y __Y in Yep
__P with soft h after
ñ __NU in NUance
m __M in Mit
r __R in Rip

v __VW
 uo
__OU in tOUr
ue
__UE in sUEt   / also __UI in flUId
ie
__IE in tIEr
e
__EY in prEY

vowels changing after BLUE letters (dangling: q ᶍ g j ç ñ ᶁď ţť pᵽ y + l m n r v or with trailing semicolon eg. h; s;)

 

 after BLACK sounds like written  after BLUE q ᶍ g j ç ñ ᶁď ţť pᵽ y + l m n r v
ka
__AR in pARk
ko
__O in sOng
koo
__OA in sOAk
tao 
__AO in tAO
kai
__Y-i in mY-i
kae
__AE
qa->qie 
__IE in tIEr
qo->qu 
__U in fUll
qoo->quu
__OO in fOOl
ţao->ţoo
__OA in sOAk
qai->qei
__AY-i in dAY-i
qae->qair
__AI in AIr

vowel changes after BLACK letters ( k d đ t ŧ b f h ł ń · c s x z )

 after BLUE sounds like written  after BLACK k d đ t ŧ b f h ł ń · c s x z
ţi 
__E in shortEn
ţii
__EE in tree
ţu,quu
__UH
ţeu
__UR in tURn
ţw
__eu*+w
ţoṃ
__OM in frOM
ţṃ
__UM in rUM
ţaṃ
__UM in rUM
ţḥ
__AH in bAH
ti->te 
__E in tEn
tii->tei
__EY-i in prEY-i
tu, ku->tuh, kuh
__UR in tURn
teu->taeu
__OU in OUr
tw
__Aeu+w
tuṃ
__OOM in OOMpa loompa
tṃ
__OOM in OOMpa loompa
taṃ
__OAM
tḥ
__EA in mEA culpa

special marks

** ‘ changes vowel

 BLUE letter a’ –> Oa   or ‘–>U  BLACK letter a’ –> á (short a) or ‘–>O
 pa’n=pOan(1000)  __ma’n=mOan(chicken)
qa’t=qOat(he)  __ţa’n=tOan(yet)
y’l –> yUl
y’b –> yUb
 za’pza’p (zápzáp)
c’g=cOg(want)  __d’l=dOl (come)

Silent last letters
s, r, 2nd of 2 consonants eg ᶍ in prḥsgᶍ
c–>IK

· glottal stop eg. l·=lAOR(good) — ·rqúń=ORqúń(thanks) — ·vi=Avi(what) — n·k=nEAk
º pronounce with inherent vowel
á  a OR ea
` convert BLACK to BLUE  e.g. h;an = hIEn
: convert BLUE to BLACK, b to p eg. b:ónm:an = pónmAn (how much), b:ooliis = pooliis
´ preceding letter unpronounced eg. ·arm​mń´= aromm (feeling),  oţahrń´ = utiehor (example)

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