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Khmer alphabet and characters

Khmer alphabet
Consonants: 33
Independent vowels: 15
Dependent vowels: 20

The Khmer alphabet should display only the following characters. If your document is not showing correctly, then first check that the encoding for that program and font supports Austroasiatic languages.

Khmer alphabet

Khmer grammar rules

Khmer is primarily an analytic, isolating language. There are no inflections, conjugations or case endings.

Number is expressed by using words like ‘’some’’ or ‘’all’’.

There is no grammatical gender. It can be expressed by adding words like ‘’male’’ or ‘’female’’.

Khmer formatting rules

First day of the weekMonday
Working daysMonday to Friday
Short date formatdd-MM-yyyy
e.g. ១៧-០៣-២០១១
Long date formatdd mmmm yyyy
e.g. ១៧ មីនា ២០១១

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