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 Introducing transcription of Cham Akhar Thrah based on Cham Latin EFEO

 

Traditional Cham script or Cham Akhar Thrah has been widely used in the Cham community includes a number of letters as listed below:

Vowels group: vowel group of Cham Akhar Thrah has 6 letters.

a

i

u

e

A

o

a

i

u

é

ai

o

 

 

Consonants Group: Consonants group of Cham Akhar Thrah has 35 letters.

k

K

g

G

q

Q

 

 

k

kh

g

gh

ng

ng

 

 

c

C

j

J

z

Z

x

 

c

ch

j

jh

ny

ny

nj

 

t

T

d

D

n

N

V

 

t

th

d

dh

n

n

nd

 

p

f

P

b

B

m

M

v

p

р

ph

b

bh

m

m

mb

y

r

l

w

S

s

h

 

y

r

l

w

s

s

h

 

Final Consonant Group: Final consonant or Akhar Matai are used in the final position of a word, to end of a word.

Example:

Taka (tk) "help": letter ka (k) is the normal consonant

Tak (t`) "to cut": letter (`) is the final consonant (Kak Matai)

In Cham Akhar Thrah system has 14 final consonant letters

`

~

!

@

#

$

%

k

ng

c

t

n

p

y

^

&

*

(

 )

;

H

r

l

w

s

ng

m

h

 

 

Semi-vowels Group: Semi-vowels are semi-independent letters, not standing alone, but always associated with the consonant in a word. Cham Akhar Thrah has 12 semi-vowels

 

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Diphthong Group: Diphthong is a combination of 2 or 3 letters that make up the phonemes.

 

Example:

Diphthong (ao): On_ nao “go”

Diphthong (ai): mEt matai "dead"

 

Diphthong group in Cham Akhar Thrah has 5 letters

 

 

Numeral Group: Cham Akhar Thrah has 10 letters of number

 

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 

 

Source Kauthara.info

 

 

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