|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Khmer on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Khmer in Wikipedia articles, and example words that illustrate the sounds that correspond to them. Integrity must be maintained between the key and the transcriptions that link here; do not change any symbol or value without establishing consensus on the talk page first.
The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Khmer language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
- The stops /p, t, c, k/ have no audible release when occurring as syllable finals, as in Cantonese
- Khmer consonants belong to two classes that dictate the value of dependent vowels.
- Can be changed to 1st series by stacking a ហ above the subscript form. See here for further details.
- never occurs at the end of words
- ត is used by orthographic convention to represent ɗ in disyllabic words whose underlying form is spelled with ត or ថ as opposed to derivatives of bases spelled with ដ, which keep the original ដ for ɗ.
- in certain words of Pali or Sanskrit origin
- final រ is silent (not transcribed) in central dialects of Cambodia and Vietnam, represents a trill in Northern Khmer dialects of Thailand
- before palatals