daniel & i have been studying khmei, the cambodian language, for the past three months. here are videos of us conversing in khmei with our teacher, socheat, on the rooftop of the MCC office.
(i've included a translation of our conversation below)
Daniel speaks Khmei
Socheat: Hello, Daniel.
S: Daniel, are you happy & well?
D: Yes, I am happy & well. And you?
S: Yes, I am happy & well. Are you busy today?
D: Yes, I am busy today, as usual.
S: What will you do today?
D: Today I will study the Khmei language, work on the computer, and work at the university.
S: This morning, what time did you wake up?
D: This morning I woke up at 7 or .
S: This morning, what did you eat?
D: I ate a banana, bread, and water.
D: At my house.
S: Good, very good. After we study, where will you go?
D: I will stay here, at the
S: Good, very good.
Amanda speaks Khmei
Daniel: Ok, 1,2,3.
Socheat: 1,2,3. Hello, Amanda.
Amanda: Hello, Socheat.
S: Amanda, are you happy & well?
A: Yes, I am happy & well. And you?
S: Yes, I am happy & well. Amanda, are you busy today?
A: Today I am not busy.
S: Where did you go last night?
[Loud noises from the house next door]
A: Last night we went to our friend’s house. Their names are David & Holly and we ate together. It is close to your house, Socheat.
S: What did you eat?
A: We ate rice & vegetables & pizza (Italian food), & chocolate cake.
S: Last night what time did you go to sleep?
A: Last night I went to sleep at .
S: What time did you wake up this morning?
A: This morning I woke up at . And you?
S: I woke up at . I wake up at everyday.