yeah adding the K' sound before a word adds more emphasis to itUsername Taken wrote:Yes I know.thelost wrote:Haha, K'chah, that's funny. Did you know that you can add the "Ka" to anyone's name? Or you can say "Ah K' (Insert name) "Username Taken wrote: That seems to be my name at home. "Ah K'chah!"
I remember a Khmer comedy skit a few months back where the two guys were trying to out-do each other with name calling. Referring to each other as 'Ah K'<made up word>.
"Ah K,ngang nong!"
"Ah K'dunga dang!"
At least I think they were made up words. The audience were in tears of laughter (as they often are).
and is usually put before an adjective
Chaaa - Old... K'chaa - Too Old
Mab - Fat.... K'mab - Too Fat
Svet - Skinny.... K'svet - Too Skinny
cant say ive ever heard it said in front of names before.... Ah for sure as its a teasing insult to put in front of someones name
if a youngster called me Ah K'chaa id possibly see it more as a disrespectful insult, someone the same age more of a teasing remark, but yeah kids shouldnt really be saying that to ya, in england we see it as them being very "Cheeky" lol
used preceding nouns or noun phrases giving them a pejorative, derogatory or very familiar meaning. It is commonly used in addressing close friends, persons regarded as inferiors, or young boys. It can also be used before the name of something with which one is annoyed; when preceding the name of a girl, it conveys a notion of endearment; when preceding adjectives, it forms nouns with a notion of disapproval or familiarity.
showing a lack of respect or politeness in a way that is amusing or appealing.