Language Chatter

Have questions or resources regarding Khmer Culture? This forum is all about the Kingdom of Cambodia's culture. Khmer language, Cambodian weddings, French influence, Cambodian architecture, Cambodian politics, Khmer customs, etc? This is the place. Living in Cambodia can cause you to experience a whole new level of culture shock, so feel free to talk about all things related to the Khmer people, and their traditions. And if you want something in Khmer script translated into English, you will probably find what you need.
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Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sat May 24, 2014 2:50 pm

Where's the best place to discuss Khmer language and such? I don't see a specific area for it. I'm actively learning the language, so it's it's nice bounce stuff off others every now and then.
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by StroppyChops » Sat May 24, 2014 3:23 pm

Topic please mods... Happy to discuss with Jacob, but probably not interesting to GenPop.
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sat May 24, 2014 5:38 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Topic please mods... Happy to discuss with Jacob, but probably not interesting to GenPop.
Agreed! Is there a place to suggest topics? Maybe I missed it.
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Post by General Mackevili » Sat May 24, 2014 6:02 pm

Would you like this moved to the "Cambodian Culture" section? That should cover a nation's language.
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sat May 24, 2014 6:10 pm

General Mackevili wrote:Would you like this moved to the "Cambodian Culture" section? That should cover a nation's language.
That seems like a good home for it. Like a subsection or what?
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by giblet » Sat May 24, 2014 7:41 pm

Jacob, are you taking the classes at IFL RUPP?
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Sat May 24, 2014 9:04 pm

giblet wrote:Jacob, are you taking the classes at IFL RUPP?
Nope. I considered it awhile ago, but really enjoy one on one tutors combined with LINK. What about you?
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by giblet » Sat May 24, 2014 9:17 pm

I thought I recognized your avatar as someone I had taken a class at RUPP with. I am just starting up again with private lessons. I've fallen seriously far behind.
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Mon May 26, 2014 7:25 pm

giblet wrote:I thought I recognized your avatar as someone I had taken a class at RUPP with. I am just starting up again with private lessons. I've fallen seriously far behind.
Good luck! What level are you in? If I went, I don't know which class I'd take.
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Re: Language Chatter

Post by Jacobincambodia » Thu May 29, 2014 4:07 pm

Ok you language wizards. Bestow your wisdom upon me.

Two words:

ប្រលេក - Google translate says, briefly. My Trusted khmer dictionary says nothing, meaning there is no listing. I trust Google translate as much as a Khmer water faucet.

កម្លាំងខ្សោយ I know កម្លាំង means energy. I know ខ្សោយ means weak. I can come up with a fairly educated conclusion but wanted to check and see first. Google translate says, faint which I guess is a possible answer.
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