Khmer is written from left to right. Words within the same sentence or phrase are generally run together with no spaces between them. Consonant clusters within a word are “stacked”, with the second (and occasionally third) consonant being written in reduced form under the main consonant.
How do you type Khmer?
To type directly with the computer keyboard:
- Use the capital to type the letters subscribed with a dot below: T, Th, D, Dh, N, S.
- Type go & gho for ko & kho / do & dho for to & tho / bha for pha.
- Type G to get ng & J to get ñ
- Type ç or sh to get ś
- Type aa, ii, uu for the long vowels ā, ī, ū
Does Khmer have an alphabet?
The Khmer Alphabet is unique, and considerably more complicated and difficult than its English equivalent. While the latter only has 21 consonants and five vowels, Khmer Alphabet comprises a total of 33 consonants and 24 vowels, which are hard to pronounce and remember at first.
How many vowels are there in Khmer?
The Khmer script has symbols for thirty-three consonants, twenty-four dependent vowels, twelve independent vowels, and several diacritic symbols. It is a syllabic alphabet in which each consonant has two forms, one with an inherent vowel /a/ (first series) and one with an inherent vowel /o/ (second series).
How many letters are in the Khmer alphabet?
The language with the most letters is Khmer (Cambodian), with 74 (including some without any current use).
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.
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.