Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by DrRawBlueGreen » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:49 am

:popcorn: Didn’t you follow the discussion. They do it so they can hold hands in public.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by newkidontheblock » Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:56 am

PIEMAN wrote::stir: why would you take your khmer girlfriend out the country in the 1st place :assasin:
To build up her confidence boarding airplanes and navigating airports in general.

To prepare her to live in a world where there is law and order.

To have a few days of not getting run over when walking on the sidewalk.

To have a few days of not getting run over when crossing at a crosswalk.

To have a few days where every meal isn’t accompanied by fish sauce or prahok.

To look good on the visa application.

To give her some khmer street cred
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by explorer » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:42 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:40 am
i write these words with a J sound
ចូល - Joul
ចិត្ដ - Jet
ចង់ - Jong
ចម្រៀង - Jomreung
ច្រៀង - Jreung
ចាំ - Jam
ចេះ - Jeh
ចាក - Jak
ចេញ - Jenh

on the other hand i would spell these with a Ch as they have a litte less of a J sound than the above
ច្រើន - Chrern
ចាស - Chas
ចាប់ - Chab
I pronounce all of these words, and others containing ច, with a J sound. There are other letters where the sound is not the same as English, but I believe this is not one of them.

I suspect, some people pronounce these ch because they have learnt from the French spelling, not by the way Cambodians pronounce them.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by explorer » Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:58 am

Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:18 am
weve had the Chh/Ch argument before, its irrelevent
You mean friendly discussion. I hope nobody has bad feelings when somebody expresses a different opinion.

There have been discussions in the past, where I have questioned whether what I have been taught is correct. I have looked into it, asked Cambodians, and come to a better understanding. We can all learn from this type of discussion.

In some situations we may disagree, but I dont have any bad feelings, and I hope others dont either.

Some people may just be agreeable when they dont really agree. I think decent people say what they really believe.
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Jamie_Lambo » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:14 am

explorer wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 3:58 am
Jamie_Lambo wrote:
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:18 am
weve had the Chh/Ch argument before, its irrelevent
You mean friendly discussion. I hope nobody has bad feelings when somebody expresses a different opinion.

There have been discussions in the past, where I have questioned whether what I have been taught is correct. I have looked into it, asked Cambodians, and come to a better understanding. We can all learn from this type of discussion.

In some situations we may disagree, but I dont have any bad feelings, and I hope others dont either.

Some people may just be agreeable when they dont really agree. I think decent people say what they really believe.
yes it was only a discussion of opinions mate, i spell it how its commonly spelt...





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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by clutchcargo » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:39 am

DrRawBlueGreen wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:49 am
:popcorn: Didn’t you follow the discussion. They do it so they can hold hands in public.
Not only that but apparently pent up desires were unleashed as well.. :stir:
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:41 am


explorer wrote:I suspect, some people pronounce these ch because they have learnt from the French spelling, not by the way Cambodians pronounce them.
You're fucking insufferable. Your knowledge of the language and it's pronunciation is so deep, please enlighten us again about the origins of the names of Khmer towns :-D

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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Barang chgout » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:24 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
explorer wrote:I suspect, some people pronounce these ch because they have learnt from the French spelling, not by the way Cambodians pronounce them.
You're fucking insufferable. Your knowledge of the language and it's pronunciation is so deep, please enlighten us again about the origins of the names of Khmer towns :-D
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by explorer » Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 pm

Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:41 am
explorer wrote:I suspect, some people pronounce these ch because they have learnt from the French spelling, not by the way Cambodians pronounce them.
You're fucking insufferable. Your knowledge of the language and it's pronunciation is so deep, please enlighten us again about the origins of the names of Khmer towns :-D
How do you pronounce the words discussed above?

How do you explain that some people dont pronounce them the way the Cambodians pronounce them, but pronounce them the way the French spelling sounds in English?
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Re: Does your Cambodian girlfriend behave oddly when out of the country?

Post by Kuroneko » Mon Jan 28, 2019 1:16 pm

explorer wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 12:26 pm
Bitte_Kein_Lexus wrote:
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:41 am
explorer wrote:I suspect, some people pronounce these ch because they have learnt from the French spelling, not by the way Cambodians pronounce them.
You're fucking insufferable. Your knowledge of the language and it's pronunciation is so deep, please enlighten us again about the origins of the names of Khmer towns :-D
How do you pronounce the words discussed above?

How do you explain that some people dont pronounce them the way the Cambodians pronounce them, but pronounce them the way the French spelling sounds in English?
Because they are not listening actively enough to native speakers and correcting their pronunciation. When you speak, what you hear yourself saying can be slightly different to the sound other listeners hear. I learnt French, Mandarin and Thai by listening to tapes and repeating phrases. When I was in France and Thailand I refined my pronunciation by being corrected by the people I talked to. With Vietnamese and Khmer it was very much learning on the fly -listen, repeat, get corrected, try again. The script really needs to come later. The sounds need to be embedded in your head before learning how they are represented on paper.

Having said that often people just learn enough to get understood and that's enough it doesn't have to be perfect. Native speakers will often make allowances for poor pronunciation.
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