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English-Khmer Dictionary (Yale Language) [Paperback]

Franklin E. Huffman

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10 Jan 2011 0300176171 978-0300176179
This is the first English-Khmer (Cambodian) dictionary to be published in the Western world. It contains some 40,000 English entries and subentries and their translations. The primary objective of the dictionary is to provide a corpus of basic words and phrases which it would be useful for Western students of Khmer to know how to say or write in standard Khmer. The second objective is to provide the first comprehensive English-Khmer dictionary for Khmer students learning English, particularly important now because of the recent arrival in the United States of more than 15,000 Khmer refugees. The third objective is to provide a research tool for those linguists, philologists, and other scholars interested in the study of the Khmer language, notable both for its rich literary traditions and for its place in the linguistic history of Southeast Asia. To meet the needs of both English-and-Khmer-speaking users, Huffman and Proum have tried to reflect not only the semantic structure of English but also the semantic structure of and content of Khmer, which has a complicated system of context-oriented vocabulary in which the word chosen depends on the status of the person addressed. To do this, they have devised an original format that permits them, in a minimum of space, to provide a clarifying context for every different meaning of the English entry being translated.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The classic English Khmer dictionary since 1977. 27 Jan 2001
By Richard Arant - Published on Amazon.com
Six years in compilation, Franklin Huffman and Im Proum's English-Khmer 690 page dictionary is really a must-have for any English speaker who prepares Khmer language material. The work includes 40,000 English entries and subentries, cleverly organized to reflect the semantic structure of both English and Khmer. An example from the introduction explains why the English verb "to carry" requires 37 subentries. This is a desk dictionary. The printing is crisp. Re-prints are found in markets throughout Cambodia, so the work is evidently of considerable utility to native Khmer speakers. Newer dictionaries have started to appear in Cambodia since 1992, but none can match Huffman and Proum.
5.0 out of 5 stars I really love this dictionary 11 Aug 2013
By Jeanne - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
It has a wide variety of obscure words as well as
what one would expect, plus a very thorough
list of idioms using those words.
3.0 out of 5 stars Came missing part of the book 21 July 2011
By Monterey Dreaming - Published on Amazon.com
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The dictionary looked great, but it was missing the last few letters of the alphabet and all of the appenixes (appendices?). If you order, check to be sure the whole book is there! Returned this one.
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent English-Khmer Dictionary 6 Dec 2008
By Daydream Believer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Comprehensive,concise,writing is clearly understandable.
It is a big help with my Khmer studies.
Is invaluable.
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Easy to use and native pronunciation can be heard too. 12 July 2007
By Tadashi Tamura - Published on Amazon.com
Entry words or example sentences are placed in some daily categories. Then we can search our need words or sentences easily only by click. And the most important feature is the headline words and sentences and thier translations are readed up by natives. We can not only look but also hear the words and sentences.
On the other hand, words being categorized when the suitable catecogry cannot or hardly be found, it is difficult to reach the purpose words. I want to be the A-Z index added.
And the Khmer readers and recording conditions are not constant. Sometimes it's sounded odd.
I think this is some travel handbook or learnig Khmer prounciation item rather than a dictionary.
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