Is Khmer language similar to Thai?
Khmer comes from a different language family from Thai and Lao, but it borrowed heavily from Sanskrit for technical terms, and then Thai and Lao borrowed technical terms from Khmer, therefore those terms are in common between the three languages.
What alphabet does Khmer use?
The Khmer script (Khmer: អក្សរខ្មែរ, Ăksâ Khmê [ʔaʔsɑː kʰmae]) is an abugida (alphasyllabary) script used to write the Khmer language, the official language of Cambodia.
|Parent systems||Proto-Sinaitic alphabet Phoenician alphabet Aramaic alphabet Brahmi alphabet Tamil-Brahmi Pallava Khmer|
What alphabet is used in Thailand?
The Thai script (Thai: อักษรไทย, RTGS: akson thai) is the abugida used to write Thai, Southern Thai and many other languages spoken in Thailand.
|Parent systems||Proto-Sinaitic alphabet Phoenician alphabet Aramaic alphabet Brāhmī Tamil-Brahmi Pallava Khmer Sukhothai Thai|
|Child systems||Tai Viet|
What language is Khmer?
The Khmer language, the national language of Cambodia, is a member of the Mon-Khmer family of languages spoken over vast area of mainland South-East Asia.
How difficult is Khmer?
Khmer is a truly difficult language for Westerners to learn, harder than Mandarin to speak, and harder than anything other than Chinese or Japanese to read. There are several difficulties. First, many of the vowel sounds are unlike anything in a European language and are only subtly different from one another.
Which is harder Thai or Vietnamese?
Vietnamese has more tones and dipthongs, so pronunciation is harder. Also some of the word order is swapped, so Vietnamese grammar is harder than Thai. Thai is harder to read and write, because of the script and multiple consonants.
What language is most similar to Thai?
Lao and Thai languages are very similar to each other. In fact, the two languages are linguistically similar, though their writing script varies a bit. Thai is the native language of Thailand and is spoken in minority in Cambodia.
Can Cambodians and Vietnamese understand each other?
Many Cambodians and Laotians can also understand Vietnamese. However, Vietnamese cannot understand the other three languages. In fact, Vietnamese alphabet is Latin (abcdef… xy) while the other three have ethnic scripts.