How do you spell Khmer in Khmer?
Khmer (/kmɛər, kəˈmɛər/; ខ្មែរ, Khmêr [kʰmae]) is an Austroasiatic language spoken by the Khmer people, and the official and national language of Cambodia.
|Phéasa Khmêr (“Khmer language”) written in Khmer script|
|Pronunciation||[pʰiəsaː kʰmae] [kʰeːmarapʰiəsaː]|
Why is Khmer spelled with an R?
The reason for this pronunciation is that in the 19th century Cambodia was controlled by France, which Romanized the word from its spelling rather than its pronunciation. It must be noted that in some dialects such as Northern Khmer the “r” is pronounced.
What means Khmer?
1 : a member of an aboriginal people of Cambodia. 2 : the Mon-Khmer language of the Khmer people that is the official language of Cambodia.
Is Khmer and Thai the same?
The two countries share the same historical roots dating back to the old Khmer civilization, which manifest in their similar languages, cultures, and socio-ethnic features. In fact, the Thai royal language is derived from Khmer words and the two languages still retain the same Pali-Sanskrit roots.
Are Khmer and Vietnamese similar?
According to ethnologue, Vietnamese, Mon and Khmer belong to the same language family, viz. Austro-Asiatic.
What is the Khmer greeting?
The formal greeting in Khmer is “Choum reap sor” and should be said while sampeahing. (The more informal “Susaday” is reserved for casual situations and does not involve a sampeah.) “Choum reap lear” is the formal good-bye.