CHAT: Khmer (was: Re: Romanization of Reduced Vowels)
|From:||Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, December 9, 1998, 6:42|
Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:
>I'm very happy that you learn Khmer : that's so rare but so
>rewarding because Khmer people LOVE it when barangs have a try.
Actually, I'm in the process of doing some major reshuffling of my
conlang Lumanesian. I'm reverting to the older name Boreanesian to
reflect this. I'm redoing the entire vocab to fit my new
understanding of Boreanesian root structure - a structure that
resembles Mon-Khmer (i.e., a major syllable preceded a number of
minor syllables). I love that rythmic pattern that Khmer words have.
Its almost unavoidable that I try my hand at Khmer.
>You must go there. I go back there in January for my brother's
>wedding : I can't wait visiting my future Franco-Khmer nephews
>and nieces :-)
I have always wanted to see Angkor Wat, but fear that the situation
in Kampuchea is a wee bit rocky - at least that's what I hear in the
news. Of course, one thing is what you hear in the news and another
is what's actually happening. I know that from my childhood
experiences in the Philippines. At the time, my Danish relatives in
Denmark always heard the worst and expected that my family was in
the middle of some violent revolution. So I suppose it can't be that
bad if you're really going back there this January.
It seems I'm not the only one in CONLANG-L with relatives in good'ol
Southeast Asia. 8-) I miss those breakfasts with green mangoe juice,
guavas, guyabanos, papaya with lime, and a whole bunch of other
tropical fruits you can't get here in Europe. <sigh>
>Do you want me to buy books for you there ? I could send them toyou when I'm back. They're pretty boring but very cheap there.
Thanks!! But I couldn't possibly impose, could I?