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  • Author:
    David Smyth
  • ISBN:
    0415100089
  • ISBN13:
    978-0415100083
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  • Publisher:
    Routledge; 1 edition (April 25, 1995)
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    Education & Reference
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Colloquial Cambodian is easy to use and a necessary guide that is specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cambodian.

Colloquial Cambodian is easy to use and a necessary guide that is specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, the course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cambodian.

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Colloquial Cambodian provides a step-by-step course in Cambodian as it is written and spoken today. Colloquial Cambodian provides a step-by-step course in Cambodian as it is written and spoken today.

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Colloquial Cambodian is easy to use and a necessary guide that is specially written by experienced teachers for self-study or class use. The course offers you a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Cambodian and no prior knowledge of the language is required.What makes Colloquial Cambodian your best choice in personal language learning?* interactive - lots of dialogues and exercises for regular practice* clear - concise grammar notes* practical - useful vocabulary and pronunciation guide* complete - including answer key and special reference sectionCassettes accompany the course to help you with listening and pronunciation skills. By the end of this rewarding course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in a broad range of situations.

RUsich155
This book is great but if you are not a native khmer speaker you will need the cd which is sold separately. Overall if you want to learn the the written way this book is it!
felt boot
it is a very practical approach to learning the language, but it lacks enough exercises as well as introduction to pronunciation of the different segments of each chapter. Amazon sold the product (the book) without its companion, the cd with exercises and pronunciation guides, and that was a lot more expensive buying it by itself after buying the book. An effort should be made to sell both the book and the cd with pronunciation guides.
MEGA FREEDY
This book and CD set were my introduction to Khmer. I went through the first 7 chapters before my trip to Cambodia. I was able to say a few things to people with good results.
Anasius
I just started reading it but its ok so far.
Wnex
The Good:

*Comes with cassettes and CD's that records about 95% of what should've been recorded.

*Easy to understand explanations on grammar and vocabulary(but hey, khmai is easy anyways, yes?)

*Covers several different topics of conversation

*Hmmm...they speak Khmai with educated and sophisticated vocab!

*Has good, effective lessons for learning to read and write the language.

The Bad:

*It's just so not smart that they do not tell you what the names of the consanants, vowels, and subscripts are!(Which means you won't be able to 'spell' outloud or understand when people are 'spelling')Thus, you'll only know what sounds they make.

*Too many boring passages that aren't even conversations between people. (For example: "Hello, my name is Frank and I am from Berlin, Germany. I fought during WWII and blah, blah, blah,.... and so after the war was over, Germany was divided between east and west".)

*Two passages have not been recorded.

*The Khmai is often a little too 'proper'. I'm not saying they should teach you you to speak bad Khmai, it's just that the style of language is like that of a robot or machine somewhat(so yeah, it can be a little too 'sophisticated' and not always 'colloquial')

*The writing lessons at the end feel a bit rushed. (I also think that there could have been more writing lessons.)

*The conversations recorded leave some more to be desired, even for a mere beginner's course because they're too simple and short. They should've added more conversations too instead of so many passages.

The neutral:

*The cover isn't good. It's just a picture of some kind of fabric or something!

*Due to the book relatively short length of the book, it allows you to be able to finish the book sooner than a long one. So that means you can feel like you accomplished something in a relatively short amount of time.(the learning material is 160 pages and remaining 100 or so is just grammar summary and the glossary.

I know it seems the bad part is more than the good part, but this book is really ok. Seriously. AND GET IT WITH THE TAPES/CD'S OR ELSE YOU'LL LEARN NOTHING!

Good luck!

The Lady Getter
Mavegelv
Considering the lack of good Cambodian language learning materials, I am very satisfied with the book by D. Smyth which includes the two CD's. It is user friendly and immediately engages the learner in conversation and immediately starts to teach you the Cambodian alphabet. This is good because the Romanization system used in the book is very crude at best and at times could be very misleading. Rely on the recordings and your Cambodian friend/teacher, not the Romanization for pronunciation. (The author warns you to do this). In my 1996 edition there are several printing errors in both English and Cambodian, I assume the 1997 edition has these corrected. I wish the CD's contained readings of the new words in isolation as well as in context, as it is sometimes difficult to learn correct pronunciation of a "strange" sounding new word when you just hear it once in a text reading. This is especially a potential problem in the "Cambodian Voices" section and the "Additinal Readings" section. Overall, the course is very good.
Maman
This package is probably as good as it gets for a broadbrush presentation of Khmer. Those with several languages behind them realize that for most people it takes two thousand hours or so of study to develop a working foundation in most languages. Khmer may seem intimidating in the initial stages, but it really is an achievable goal for those who have a deep interest in the country and its people. Try "Colloquial Cambodian" on for size, and if you become infected with the Cambodia bug you can always order the full Foreign Service Institute course and pursue Khmer to the hilt. A new language gives you a new life, a new identity. A good investment! Even if you just master the material presented in Colloquial Cambodian, you'll come away with more than many official Americans assigned to the country in recent years did.