More Country Speak

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.
User avatar
epidemiks
Expatriate
Posts: 603
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:56 pm
Karma: 45
Australia

Re: More Country Speak

Postby epidemiks » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:09 pm

taabarang wrote:Thanks for the feedback epidemics. Are you bilingual by any chance?
nah, beginner - struggling with reading on the grade 3 school book.
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
epidemiks wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:might try these out
its a pity we dont have audio clips on here
chhap is obvious - ឆាប់...but Chrawlaut ive tried looking for but cant find the khmer spelling to know the correct pronunciation
ឆាប់ ច្រលោត

Chrawlaut is how I'd write it englishly, but yeah it's always hard to tell other people's versions of transliteration/pronunciation.
ahh got it although the L is the other consonant apparently

ឆាប់
to be quick, fast; prompt; early, short (of time).
ច្រឡោត
to be enraged, be angry to the point of wanting to commit violence

i couldnt find the chrawlaut because i was putting too many vowels on the first constonant, id spell it just Chralaot, but then again ive not heard it spoken ill ask a friend later
ah yeah. I checked with the wife and she says she's always spelled it with ល​​​ rather than ឡ. She blames the change the decline of the language since Choun Nath died, though his dictionary has ឡ :lol:
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 9735
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Karma: 324
Location: Sihanoukville
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: More Country Speak

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:25 pm

epidemiks wrote:
taabarang wrote:Thanks for the feedback epidemics. Are you bilingual by any chance?
nah, beginner - struggling with reading on the grade 3 school book.
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
epidemiks wrote:
Jamie_Lambo wrote:might try these out
its a pity we dont have audio clips on here
chhap is obvious - ឆាប់...but Chrawlaut ive tried looking for but cant find the khmer spelling to know the correct pronunciation
ឆាប់ ច្រលោត

Chrawlaut is how I'd write it englishly, but yeah it's always hard to tell other people's versions of transliteration/pronunciation.
ahh got it although the L is the other consonant apparently

ឆាប់
to be quick, fast; prompt; early, short (of time).
ច្រឡោត
to be enraged, be angry to the point of wanting to commit violence

i couldnt find the chrawlaut because i was putting too many vowels on the first constonant, id spell it just Chralaot, but then again ive not heard it spoken ill ask a friend later
ah yeah. I checked with the wife and she says she's always spelled it with ល​​​ rather than ឡ. She blames the change the decline of the language since Choun Nath died, though his dictionary has ឡ :lol:
:plus1: :thumb:
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
thelost
Expatriate
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:06 am
Karma: 0

Re: More Country Speak

Postby thelost » Wed Jan 11, 2017 9:43 am

I heard that in Siem Reap, they use the word "S'doy" instead of "Sah-ey" meaning "What?".
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 9735
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Karma: 324
Location: Sihanoukville
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: More Country Speak

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:15 pm

thelost wrote:I heard that in Siem Reap, they use the word "S'doy" instead of "Sah-ey" meaning "What?".
here down South i think "Ey-Ke?" is the most common form of "What?"

think it would be spelt... អីគេ
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
User avatar
epidemiks
Expatriate
Posts: 603
Joined: Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:56 pm
Karma: 45
Australia

Re: More Country Speak

Postby epidemiks » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:34 pm

Never heard sdoy, but have heard eh ke (the way I'd spell what Jamie wrote), and sah eh ke from Kampong Cham folk
taabarang
Expatriate
Posts: 2278
Joined: Mon May 19, 2014 7:49 am
Karma: 179
Location: Outside of Kampong Cham city
United States of America

Re: More Country Speak

Postby taabarang » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:37 pm

And of course" yang meuch.".
Once you've read one of her posts all the rest are just a remix.
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 9735
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Karma: 324
Location: Sihanoukville
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: More Country Speak

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:07 pm

epidemiks wrote:Never heard sdoy, but have heard eh ke (the way I'd spell what Jamie wrote), and sah eh ke from Kampong Cham folk
yeah heard sah eh ke also

maybe spelt សារអីគេ - Sar Ey Ke

សារ
letter, message, text; gist
សារ
to be true, exact

just a guess
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x
thelost
Expatriate
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:06 am
Karma: 0

Re: More Country Speak

Postby thelost » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:13 pm

Siem Reap have their unique way of speaking, so I wasn't surprised to hear some words that are pronounced in a very unique way.
sdoy would sound like this ស្ដយ

sah ey ke would be like this ស្អីគេ :D

here's another one country speak...."it's alright" - vea s'nom haey - វាស្នំហើយ
thelost
Expatriate
Posts: 57
Joined: Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:06 am
Karma: 0

Re: More Country Speak

Postby thelost » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:15 pm

I'm not really sure ... some people use yang na? យ៉ាងណា instead of yang met យ៉ាងមេច
again maybe its regional accent, probably.
User avatar
Jamie_Lambo
The Cool Boxing Guy
Posts: 9735
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2015 10:34 am
Karma: 324
Location: Sihanoukville
Contact:
Great Britain

Re: More Country Speak

Postby Jamie_Lambo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:23 pm

thelost wrote:Siem Reap have their unique way of speaking, so I wasn't surprised to hear some words that are pronounced in a very unique way.
sdoy would sound like this ស្ដយ

sah ey ke would be like this ស្អីគេ :D

here's another one country speak...."it's alright" - vea s'nom haey - វាស្នំហើយ

actually yeah ive found it,
ស្អី
colloquial form of អី or អ្វី

guessing its pronounced Sa'ey
:tophat: Mean Dtuk Mean Trei, Mean Loy Mean Srey
Punchy McShortstacks School of Hard Knocks :x


  • Advertisement
Booking.com

  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “Cambodian Culture and Language”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 22 guests