Chapter Five: Directions and Transportation
You learned how to talk about orientation in “immediate space” in Chapter Two. In this chapter you’ll learn how to talk about the “big picture,” how to talk about getting from place to place, and get an overview of how that "getting there" works in Cambodia. You'll also finish learning about the basics of the Khmer alphabet and begin to read real live stories in Khmer.
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Alphabet Basics: Vowel Governance
Here you can get a glimpse of how we explain the complex topic of how the many vowel sounds of Khmer are represented in the writing system. In the associated audio tracks, examples of the principles being explained are given with common Khmer words.