Help talk:IPA for Khmer

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Started[edit]

I've started the article. The values are based on Cambodian System of Reading and Writing by Huffman and the data published on SEALANG online Khmer dictionary.Supanorchey (talk) 00:52, 14 August 2010 (UTC)

Unnecessary notes[edit]

I am taking attention to reducing the number of footnotes in some of these IPA for X pages. These pronunciation keys are designed primarily for readers wanting to understand the language-specific IPA transcriptions they encounter in Wikipedia articles. We shouldn't swamp them with irrelevant details. Because this information may still be pertinent to the project, I have duplicated the notes below rather than try to find a place for them. This is irrespective of whether I think these claims are true or whether they are sourced. I will leave it to other editors to move the information to the appropriate article space or check that it already is. — Ƶ§œš¹ [ãːɱ ˈfɹ̠ˤʷɪ̃ə̃nlɪ] 00:23, 29 December 2011 (UTC)

  • All final stops in Khmer are unreleased.
  • [ɗ] is typically an implosive, sometimes allophonic with d
  • [t̪] is typically pronounced dentally, but does not contrast phonemically with t
  • [n̪] is typically pronounced dentally, but does not contrast phonemically with n
  • [ɓ] is typically an implosive, sometimes allophonic with b
  • [ɓ] is Allophonic with p when it occurs as the first consonant in a consonant cluster
  • Word final r is not pronounced in Standard Khmer, only some dialects of Khmer in Cambodia and notably Thailand pronounce it.
  • typically pronounced dentally, but does not contrast phonemically with l
  • final [h] is the norm in most dialects including the standard