FSI - Cambodian Basic Course - Volume 1

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Foreign Service Institute Cambodian  - Image This Basic Course volume 1 (of 2) attempts to provide samples of two different Cambodian dialects. Standard Cambodian, the approved speech style of public education and mass communications, occupies a central position among the dialects and corresponds more closely with the writing system than any other. The dialect of Phnom Penh, the capital, differs sharply from Standard in phonology but not appreciably in other respects. It is hoped that familiarizing students with both of these important styles of speech will improve their function as speakers and listeners in a country where the standard language happens not to be based on the speech of the capital, where many of the students may live.

The material of the Basic Course is arranged in groups of five units with a common theme. The first four units of each sequence are based on Dialogues, usually in the Phnom Phenh dialect, and the fifth is based on a Narration in Standard Cambodian, which reviews the immediately preceding subject matter. The text for units 1-20 is entirely in standard style. From Unit 21 on, most of the text is given in Phnom Penh dialect (except for the Narrations), but a parallel Standard version of each Dialogue is provided in the Dialogue for Comprehension. Vocabulary lists include both forms wherever there is a difference.

You can find the next volume of the FSI Cambodian course here: FSI - Cambodian Basic Course - Volume 2

Khmer or Cambodian more formally is the language of the Khmer people and the official language of Cambodia. With approximately 16 million speakers, it is the second most widely spoken Austroasiatic language (after Vietnamese). Khmer has been considerably influenced by Sanskrit and Pali, especially in the royal and religious registers, through the vehicles of Hinduism and Buddhism. It is also the earliest recorded and earliest written language of the MonKhmer family, predating Mon and by a significant margin Vietnamese. The Khmer language has influenced, and has been influenced by, Thai, Lao, Vietnamese, Chinese and Cham, all of which, due to geographical proximity and long-term cultural contact, form a sprachbund in peninsular Southeast Asia.

Cambodian is spoken in: Cambodia

Cambodian is also called: Khmer

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