Khmer leid

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Khmer (ភាសាខ្មែរ), or Cambodian, is the leid o the Khmer fowk an the offeecial leid o Cambodie. It is the seicont maist widely spaken Austroasiatic leid (efter Vietnamese), wi speakers in the tens o millions. Khmer haes been considerably influenced bi Sanskrit an Pali, inspecially in the ryal an releegious registers, throuch the vehicles o Hinduism an Buddhism. It is the earliest recordit an earliest written leid o the Mon-Khmer faimily an aa, predatin Mon an, bi a significant margin, Vietnamese. As a result o geographic proximity, the Khmer leid haes influenced, and an aa been influenced bi; Thai, Lao, Vietnamese an Cham mony o whilk aw form a pseudo-sprachbund in peninsular Southeast Asia, syne maist conteen heich levels o Sanskrit an Pali influences.[1]

Khmer haes its awn script, an abugida kent in Khmer as Aksar Khmer. Khmer differs frae neighborin leids lik Thai, Lao an Vietnamese in that it isna a tonal leid.

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  1. David A. Smyth, Judith Margaret Jacob (1993). Cambodian Linguistics, Literature and History: Collected Articles. Routledge (UK). p. 44. ISBN 0728602180.