Thailand: Khmer Culture stolen or preserved?

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Re: Thailand: Khmer Culture stolen or preserved?

Post by Beerinthemorning » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:47 am

newkidontheblock wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:49 am
Beerinthemorning wrote: Thailand was part of the Angkor Empire.

Put 2 and 2 together.
So do you believe the Thais stole Khmer culture or are they the guardians/preservers of Khmer culture?
khmer empire.

Look it up buddy.
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Re: Thailand: Khmer Culture stolen or preserved?

Post by Barang chgout » Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:50 am

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Re: Thailand: Khmer Culture stolen or preserved?

Post by Truth_Hurts » Tue May 21, 2019 8:41 am

Barang chgout wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 10:50 am

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"Our ancient capital Ayuthia, before the year A . D . 1350, was but the ruin of an ancient place belonging to Kambuja (now known as Cambodia), formerly called Lawék, whose inhabitants then possessed Southern Siam, or Western Kambuja."
-Sir John Bowring, ‘The Kingdom and People of Siam:’ the passage originally appeared in ‘The Chinese Repository,’ and is from the pen of the late king.

The Khmer Empire was initially established in the 5th century by King Bhavavarman I, with the first city named as Bhavapura, which extended from Kampong Thom to Battambang Provinces in present-day Cambodia (Freeman, 2003).

MOUHOT, M. H. (1858). TRAVELS IN THE CENTRAL PARTS OF INDO-CHINA: Siam, cambodia, and laos, during the years 1858, 1859, and 1860.

Freeman, M., & Jacques, C. (2003). River books guides ancient angkor. Thailand: Amarin Printing.


Considering the ancient inscriptions and languages between Cambodia and Thailand, I definitely think Thailand stole the culture from Cambodia. Otherwise, the languages would persist from ancient times. But unfortunately, Thai and Sanskrit or Thai and Khmer has no resemblance at all.

Just do some research and compare the alphabets. You'll find that phonetically, the alphabetic consonants and vowels between Khmer and Sanskrit are almost identical in sound and order.

In the present day Cambodia, about seventy percent words are borrowed from Sanskrit. Such common words as dhanagara(bank), durasabda(telepon), bhasa(language), etc are derived from Sanskrit.
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