Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by Felgerkarb » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:26 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:41 pm
jeez i can see why not many people write it
Crazy script, eh? I knew a PhD candidate who lived here who could read and write that. /boggle
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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by bobsboots » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am

Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm
I've only seen Cham in actual use once: on a sign at Phnom Oudoung.

If you're unfamiliar with the language and script, here's what their writing looks like — https://www.omniglot.com/writing/cham.htm — and here's some info on it — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cham_alphabet.

The Cambodian variant of Cham is Western Cham, the Eastern Cham apparently being Vietnamese and relatively much more prevalent.

I haven't been to Kampong Cham, so I suspect this would be where you'd see clusters of it in actual use, primarily.

Anyone spotted it around PP? I know many Cham people live north up the Mekong in Kandal.

Any other examples of it you've spotted would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a hazy memory and a location.
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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by bobsboots » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:37 am

Sorry, forgot to say. The above picture is on 178, near the corner of 19.
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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:09 am

bobsboots wrote:
Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm
I've only seen Cham in actual use once: on a sign at Phnom Oudoung.

If you're unfamiliar with the language and script, here's what their writing looks like — https://www.omniglot.com/writing/cham.htm — and here's some info on it — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cham_alphabet.

The Cambodian variant of Cham is Western Cham, the Eastern Cham apparently being Vietnamese and relatively much more prevalent.

I haven't been to Kampong Cham, so I suspect this would be where you'd see clusters of it in actual use, primarily.

Anyone spotted it around PP? I know many Cham people live north up the Mekong in Kandal.

Any other examples of it you've spotted would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a hazy memory and a location.
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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by Kampoochie » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:09 am

bobsboots wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm
I've only seen Cham in actual use once: on a sign at Phnom Oudoung.

If you're unfamiliar with the language and script, here's what their writing looks like — https://www.omniglot.com/writing/cham.htm — and here's some info on it — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cham_alphabet.

The Cambodian variant of Cham is Western Cham, the Eastern Cham apparently being Vietnamese and relatively much more prevalent.

I haven't been to Kampong Cham, so I suspect this would be where you'd see clusters of it in actual use, primarily.

Anyone spotted it around PP? I know many Cham people live north up the Mekong in Kandal.

Any other examples of it you've spotted would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a hazy memory and a location.
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That's stylized Khmer, no? It does have more of the look of Cham to it, for sure.
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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:11 am

Kampoochie wrote:
bobsboots wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm
I've only seen Cham in actual use once: on a sign at Phnom Oudoung.

If you're unfamiliar with the language and script, here's what their writing looks like — https://www.omniglot.com/writing/cham.htm — and here's some info on it — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cham_alphabet.

The Cambodian variant of Cham is Western Cham, the Eastern Cham apparently being Vietnamese and relatively much more prevalent.

I haven't been to Kampong Cham, so I suspect this would be where you'd see clusters of it in actual use, primarily.

Anyone spotted it around PP? I know many Cham people live north up the Mekong in Kandal.

Any other examples of it you've spotted would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a hazy memory and a location.
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That's stylized Khmer, no? It does have more of the look of Cham to it, for sure.
Yeah i just posted that too, but yeah does like it has some influence from it


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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

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Re: Cham Script in the Wild | Where have you spotted it?

Post by epidemiks » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:49 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Kampoochie wrote:
bobsboots wrote:
Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:33 am
Kampoochie wrote:
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:24 pm
I've only seen Cham in actual use once: on a sign at Phnom Oudoung.

If you're unfamiliar with the language and script, here's what their writing looks like — https://www.omniglot.com/writing/cham.htm — and here's some info on it — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cham_alphabet.

The Cambodian variant of Cham is Western Cham, the Eastern Cham apparently being Vietnamese and relatively much more prevalent.

I haven't been to Kampong Cham, so I suspect this would be where you'd see clusters of it in actual use, primarily.

Anyone spotted it around PP? I know many Cham people live north up the Mekong in Kandal.

Any other examples of it you've spotted would be greatly appreciated, even if it's just a hazy memory and a location.
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That's stylized Khmer, no? It does have more of the look of Cham to it, for sure.
Yeah i just posted that too, but yeah does like it has some influence from it


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That type is KH Sombor Preykuk. Not sure if the Chams were around Kampong Thom? http://www.selapa.net/khmerfonts/fontinfo.php?font=1433

I'm in Kampong Cham now, passing through dozens of villages. Very little signage whatsoever in Cham villages. Where there is, it's in Khmer, advertising their bull. On the mosques, it's Arabic and English transliteration of Arabic,and very rarely, some Khmer.

The old Cham script is basically extinct, still used only in some villages, from what I've been told.
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