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English-Spoken Khmer Dictionary by Keesee

This is a unique learning aid for making rapid headway in the acquisition of comprehension and speaking ability in Khmer, the language of Cambodia. In recent years, Cambodia has moved from a society menaced by war to a society orientated to commerce. With this shift in attention from military to social and economic matters has come an increase in the numbers of foreign visitors and residents in the country for the purposes of tourism, aid work or investment-related activities. Many of these foreigners or 'chun bor-tay' speak English as a first or second language, but know little of written or spoken Khmer.

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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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Cambodian Advanced Transcription Course by Robert K. Headley and Rath Chim

The purpose of this course is to provide practice in aural comprehension and transcription of relatively difficult Cambodian material. It is expected that candidates for this course have successfully completed a basic Cambodian course, specifically the Dunwoody Press Cambodian Intensive Basic Course, and have had some additional experience in listening to and using the spoken language. The course begins with fairly easy material and progresses to Level 3 and 3+ material.

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Colloquial Cambodian: The Complete Course for Beginners by Chhany Sak-Humphry

Colloquial Cambodian provides a step-by-step course in Cambodian as it is written and spoken today.

This new edition has been developed by a linguist and an experienced Cambodian language professor and combines an accessible approach with a thorough treatment of the language, equipping learners with the essential skills needed to communicate confidently and effectively in Cambodian in a broad range of situations.

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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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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-English Glossary by Franklin E. Huffman and Im Proum

This work is reissued as an aid not only to students of the Cambodian language but also to Cambodians residing in English-speaking countries. The glossary includes some 10,000 words, with definitions that are useful and complete at a general level, beyond the specific context of the published readings that the glossary was originally designed to accompany. Although less comprehensive than a dictionary, it fills an important purpose as an inexpensive aid for speakers of either language.

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