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They call it Kingdom of Wonder for a reason you know.
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Many reasons, I suspect. Did you see the cow in the tuktuk?
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StroppyChops wrote:
Rama wrote:And I don't expect StroppyChops will ever have to read or talk about any of the above. You might as well scribble it out of the alphabet it's an obsolete letter you'll never encounter, except during the first few months of learning the alphabet.
So effectively the word is used to demonstrate a letter that is no longer used, to children that will never use it? Cambodia.
I think he underestimates your plan to rebuild the Roman legions here in all of their glory.
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OrangeDragon wrote:I think he underestimates your plan to rebuild the Roman legions here in all of their glory.
Is that something that could be overestimated?
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A different translation question:

I hear Khmer say "nung hai" all the time for all kinds of things. I've been told it means "different" or "like that". I'm assuming it's idiomatic.
Can anyone help with a more clear answer?
Much appreciated~
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sanjuro wrote:A different translation question:

I hear Khmer say "nung hai" all the time for all kinds of things. I've been told it means "different" or "like that". I'm assuming it's idiomatic.
Can anyone help with a more clear answer?
Much appreciated~
It means: yes.

Edit: it's 'nung-ai' for women and 'baat' for men, although I've been told that they mix in various parts of Cambodia.
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^I thought that was "ba" & "cha"...
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sanjuro wrote:^I thought that was "ba" & "cha"...
Misinformed you: 'nung-ai' is for both man and women.
'Baat' is for men and 'cha' for women. Sorry for the confusion.
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Jaap N. wrote:
sanjuro wrote:^I thought that was "ba" & "cha"...
Misinformed you: 'nung-ai' is for both man and women.
'Baat' is for men and 'cha' for women. Sorry for the confusion.
'nung-ai' is not interchangeable with 'baht' or 'ja/cha'.

'nung-ai' does meant 'yes', but, as in 'yes I agree with you'.
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Username Taken wrote:1. Norry or Nori. Like a parrot = Sek (sp?). (Saik)

2. Sour Sop.

3. Coconut. (but you knew that didn't you?)

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Sorry, I got #2 wrong. :|
It is indeed called Noni.

I was thinking of the one below, Soursop. You must admit they look similar at 11 PM after several beers. :o


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