Words to Your Mother: ជំរាបសួរ (joom reeup sooa)
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The Cambodian language is written using an abugida rather than an alphabet. The characters above may be broken down approximately as follows:
ជ + _ំ = ជំ: oom
រ + ា = រា: ree-uh
រ: r (silent in this case)
Thus, this would be pronounced approximately as "joom reeup soouh".
The Khmer-language edition of Wikipedia is located at http://km.wikipedia.org/.
Updated 8/17/06 10:27 AM PDT: Made a few minor corrections to the above text. Most notably, the first roa ("r") obviously isn't silent due to the final pronunciation. Think I got a little cut-and-paste happy there for a minute.
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