Languages

Cham, Western

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Introduction

Cham, Western is a language of Cambodia. It is spoken in Near major cities; Kampong Cham and Kampong Chnang along Mekong and Tonle Sap rivers. Also in France, Libya, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, United States, Viet Nam, Yemen. .

Dialects

Cannot communicate with Eastern Cham (See: Cham, Eastern) of central Viet Nam. Lexical similarity: 84% with Eastern Cham (See: Cham, Eastern) of Vietnam (Pawley 2010), 69% with Jarai (See: Jarai) of northeast Cambodia.

The Cham, Western Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitekĕk
to blowbah
to breathebluh, soak yawa
to burnpui ɓơng
to buyblay
to chewmamưh
to climbɗik
to comemai
to cooktanơk bai, tŭk
to counttŏng bih
to crychŏk
to cut, hacktăk
to die, be deadmatai
to digtajŭk
to dreamɗih lapay
to drinkmanhum
to eatɓơng
to falljruh, lĕk
to fearhuaik
to flowɗuaik
to flypăr
to growtamuh
to hearhamĭt
to hidedauk
to hittong
to holdpăn
to huntdoah chuh
to killpamatai
to know, be knowledgeablethau
to laughklao
to lie downɗih
to live, be alivediuk
to open, uncoverpơh
to plantpla
to pound, beattauk
to saylaik, mayai
to scratchgarao
to seeɓôh, iauk
to sewjhik
to shootpanưh
to sitdok la
to sleepɗih wăr
to sniff, smellchum
to spittachuh, tachuik
to splitblah
to squeezechapĕt, eak
to stab, pierceklauk
to standdok dơng
to stealklĕk
to suckdjuk
to swellbarah
to swimchaluai
to thinksanơng
to throwbik
to tie up, fastenchauk, kăk
to turnnheh
to walkgabak, nao takai
to workbrŭk
to yawnuk

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