Khmer or Thai?
May 14, 2008 by admin
Should i learn Khmer or Thai?
If you are not already speaking a language that is related to either one, then Khmer is easier because it is not tonal. Thai can be difficult because the different pitch of the same sound can have different meanings. You have to speak Thai with a firm and consistent pitch to say the word that you want. However, there are many westerners who can speak pretty good Thai.
Khmer also has some similar grammar to English such as subject-verb-object.
Please be sure to read the last reference. I guess overall it might be easier to learn Thai because it seems to be more logical.
I would try both and see which one you like and have more fun learning.
Good luck or Choke Dee