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Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Radical
Laryngeal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
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Velar
Uvular
Pharyngeal
Epi-glottal
Glottal
Plosive
p           *t *tʰ           c   k      
 
 
 
 
ʔ
 
Nasal
  m           *n           ɲ   ŋ    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trill
                           
 
 
   
 
 
   
 
 
Tap, Flap
                      ɽ                        
Fricative
                                            h  
Lateral fricative
 
 
 
 
                           
 
 
 
 
 
 
Approximant
      ʋ                   j                    
Lateral approximant
 
 
 
 
      *lˠ                    
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lateral flap
 
 
 
 
                   
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 
 
Labial
Coronal
Dorsal
Bilabial
Labio-dental
Dental
Alveolar
Palato-alveolar
Retroflex
Palatal
Velar
Uvular
Implosives
  ɓ                              
Sibilant fricatives
            *s                      
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
 
Front
Near-front
Central
Near-back
Back
 
Close
Near-close
Close-mid
Mid
Open-mid
Near-open
Open
Selected languages: Khmer
UPSID number: 2306
Alternate name(s): N/A
Classification: Austro-Asiatic, Khmer
The languages has 42 segments
Frequency index: N/A
Sounds:
Comments: Khmer ios spoken in Mekong Delta of Southwesten Vietnamand also in Kampuchean and Thailand. Khmer syllables are assigned to one of two 'registers'. Vowel qualities often differ between registers with some being limited to one or the other. In careful speech lower pitch and breathy phonation distinguish second from first register, but often only vowel differences remain in more rapid speech. In addition to the short diphthongs listed there are a number of vowel sequences.
Sources: Ehrman, M.E. and Sos, K. 1972. Contemporary Cambodian. Foreign Service Institute: Basic Course Series. Huffman, F.E. 1970a. The Cambodian System of Writing and Beginning Reading. Yale University Press, New Haven. Huffman, F.E. 1970b. Modern Spoken Cambodian. Yale University Press, New Haven. Jacob, J.M. 1968. Introduction to Cambodian. Oxford University Press, London.