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Introduction to Cambodian by Judith M. Jacob

Originally published in 1968 and here reprinted with corrections, this complete introduction to spoken and written Cambodian can also be used as a comprehensive guide to grammar and usage. It includes a phonetic description of the language's sounds, for those with phonetic training, and for others, a series of comparisons with English and French. Gathered chiefly in Cambodia, the material can be followed entirely in transcription, or worked through in the orthography, and includes exercises and a full vocabulary.

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Intermediate Cambodian Reader by Franklin E. Huffman

Originally published by Yale University Press, 1972. Reissued by Cornell Southeast Asia Program, 1988. 499 pages. (Oversized) This SEAP Language text has accompanying audio, available separately from: The Language Resource Center, Tape Sales, Room G11, Noyes Lodge, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-4701.

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Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reader by Franklin E. Huffman

This volume consists of four parts: (1) The Cambodian Writing System, a formal description of the relationship between the writing system and the phonology of the language; (2) Programmed Reading Exercises, a series of highly structured reading drills to train the student to read all regular Cambodian word shapes; (3) Beginning Cambodian Reader, fifty reading selections, graded in length and difficulty, ranging from short, simple narratives to essays on various aspects of Cambodian culture; and (4) Cambodian-English Glossary, containing some 2,000 words.

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Tuttle Practical Cambodian Dictionary by Tran Kien and David Smyth

This is a compact and travel–friendly Cambodian–English and English–Cambodian dictionary

The Tuttle Practical Cambodian Dictionary answers the need for a dictionary of Cambodian that is handy, current, and useful to those with little or no experience with the Cambodian language. With other Cambodian dictionaries are designed for those who can read Cambodian script, this dictionary provides entries in both script and romanized form.

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Khmer Basic Course Volume 2 (Khmer Edition) by Someth Suos

This is a continuation of our Khmer Volume 1 language learning course. Khmer is the official language of Cambodia and is spoken by over 85% of the population. The two most important dialects, Standard and Phnom Penh, are both represented in this course. Romanization is used throughout Volume 1 but Khmer script is used exclusively in Volume 2.

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Colloquial Cambodian: The Complete Course for Beginners by David Smyth

Colloquial Cambodian provides a step-by-step course in Cambodian as it is written and spoken today. Combining a user-friendly approach with a thorough treatment of the language, it equips learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Cambodian in a broad range of situations. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

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Cambodian Khmer by John Haiman

Cambodian is in many respects a typical Southeast Asian language, whose syntax at least on first acquaintance seems to approximate that of any SVO pidgin. On closer acquaintance, however, because of the richness of its idioms, the language seems to be a forbiddingly alien form of “Desesperanto” – a language of which one can read a page and understand every word individually, and have no inkling of what the page was all about.

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