Khmer Khe
Native toCambodia
RegionStung Treng Province
Native speakers
? (2013)
Language codes
ISO 639-3
GlottologNone

Khmer Khe (Khmer Khes) is a Khmeric language spoken in Stung Treng Province, Cambodia. It has an estimated lexical similarity of between 95-96% with Central Khmer.

Names

Alternate names for Khmer Khe include Khmer Khes and Khmer Kha-ak (Khmer Khak) (Herington & Ryan 2013:5).

Distribution

Khmer Khe is spoken in the following villages of Siem Pang District, Stung Treng Province, Cambodia (Herington & Ryan 2013:8).

Bahnaric languages are spoken to the east of the Khmer Khe area, and Kuy, a Katuic language, is spoken to the west.

Phonology

Consonants

Labial Alveolar Palatal Velar Glottal
Plosive p (pʰ) t (tʰ) c (cʰ) k (kʰ) ʔ
Voiced plosive/Implosive ɓ ~ b ɗ ~ d ɟ
Nasal m n ɲ ŋ
Liquid r
l
Fricative f (fʰ) s h
Approximant w j

Vowels

Monophthongs of Khmer Khe
Front Central Back
short long short long short long
Close i ɨ ɨː u
Close-mid e ə əː o
Open-mid ɛ ɛː ɔ ɔː
Open a

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