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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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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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Khmer-English/English-Khmer Dictionary & Phrasebook by Soksan Ngoun

Khmer (often referred to colloquially as Cambodian) is the language of Cambodia. It is the second most spoken Austroasiatic language after Vietnamese, with 16 million native speakers and an estimated additional million second language speakers. Ideal for businesspeople, travelers, and students, this guide includes 4,000 dictionary entries; phonetics that are intuitive for English speakers; essential phrases on topics such as transportation, dining out, and business, and concise grammar and pronunciation sections.

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English-Khmer Dictionary by Franklin E. Huffman and Im Proum

This is the first English-Khmer (Cambodian) dictionary to be published in the Western world. It contains some 40,000 English entries and subentries and their translations. The primary objective of the dictionary is to provide a corpus of basic words and phrases which it would be useful for Western students of Khmer to know how to say or write in standard Khmer.

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Old Khmer Grammar by Philip Jenner and Paul Sidwell

The Old Khmer Grammar has been brewed from a mass of memoranda and citations accumulated over long years of teaching Old Khmer to a succession of able graduate students. It is meant to serve the immediate needs of readers embarking on the study of the inscriptions, and assumes that they have some acquaintance with modern Khmer.

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