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Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:02 pm

Language gurus! The following does not translate to English as bird, parrot or macaw - can anyone give a literal translation please?

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Similarly, what are the English names for these please?

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Re: Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:04 pm

And this, surely this isn't a dodo?

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Post by Username Taken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:08 pm

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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Re: Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:15 pm

Thanks UT. Yeah, I'll admit the coconut was a litmus test!
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Re: Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:17 pm

Mrs Stroppy and I shocked our tutor by telling him what dōng means in English. We could see he was filing that away for future use!
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Post by Username Taken » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:28 pm

StroppyChops wrote:Mrs Stroppy and I shocked our tutor by telling him what dōng means in English. We could see he was filing that away for future use!
Then you should also tell him that you've got a lovely bunch of coconuts.

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Re: Translation questions

Post by OrangeDragon » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:33 pm

my guess on the dodo would be a really bad picture of a duck...
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Re: Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Fri Jun 13, 2014 11:49 pm

There's another picture of ducks, so not that one. The tutor can read the Khmer form but doesn't know the bird - hate to think it's a dodo! Why do year 1 kids need that in their first words primer?
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Re: Translation questions

Post by Rama » Sat Jun 14, 2014 7:20 am

1. A kind of large red parrot.

2. ផ្លែ ញ
The fruit of the Morinda citrifolia tree. Commonly known as Noni.
3. Coconut

4. ឍាមរា scared goose / mythical creature. In drawings it does look like a dodo, and searching for the Khmer word pulls up image results of dodos.
It's a cool word that I'd like to know more about. In most small essential Khmer dictionaries it is the ONLY listing for the letter ឍ. In the Khmer language school books the letter and the scared goose are the only times you'll see it. In the huge and comprehensive Chuon Nath dictionary there are ONLY 5 entries for words beginning with ឍ.
1. ឍ = The letter itself.
2. ឍណ្ឍា = Ganesha
3. ឍាមរា = scared goose
4. ឍាល = a type of ancient and now obsolete drum. Also a type of ceremonial shield.
5. ឍាលិន = person armed with a shield; army which employs shields as a means of defense.

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.
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Re: Translation questions

Post by StroppyChops » Sat Jun 14, 2014 11:47 am

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.
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