Raybull wrote:Jamie_Lambo wrote:Username Taken wrote:"also when speaking numbers they will sometimes say the numbers in a reverse order"
Do you mean like instead of 'dop pii' (twelve), they say 'pii don dop'? (something like that anyway)
yeah, usually when people are saying their age and stuff like that, think its more of informal chat
I think the use if phonetic reversals is pretty common through out the country. Here is an interesting analysis of the phenomenon. http://reankhmer.com/jml/classroom/28-how-to-use-khmer-phonetic-reversal
Regarding numbers, I can only recall it being used with the dop numbers.
cheers for that was an interesting read
going to investigate what the Sai Sabbok alternate meaning could be
i was always under the impression it was just a play on words and didnt mean anything
its interesting because this is very similar to cockney rhyming slang
i guess it must be more common around cambodia, maybe its just the people involved in the beach culture down here that make it seem more common, the kids that work the beach and the girls who work the bars that as kids worked the beach tend to be the ones i notice using it the most