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  • #1623972
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    jantra
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    #1623973
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    linnnie
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    I feel bad for the children. They’ve lost their language and are losing their culture before they even get a chance to embrace it. One of the parents in the video said that he couldn’t force Khmer upon his children because they didn’t like it and preferred Laotian, what a lame excuse. Children, at a young age, adopt and recognize whatever speech patterns they are exposed to since birth. If the parents spoke Khmer themselves, this wouldn’t have been a problem.

    #1623974
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    JackTsang05
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    considering the culture of thai laos and khmer are similiar.

    #1623975
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    Kadin
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    we have that same problem in America.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1623976
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    Areeya
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    hmmm I don’t know why the parents spoke laotian to them…is not like they were forced to speak it…they only had to speak laotian when they had to do business. Is sad…they are in Cambodian land yet the younger generation will forget its language as an adult.

    #1623977
    Avatar of jantra
    jantra
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    We do? Which part of the US is using foreign currency and teaching their children other language besides English?

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    we have that same problem in America.

    #1623978
    Avatar of jantra
    jantra
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    Truly is sad that we Khmer have no respect for the language of Khmer. Those children are the product of their environment.

    [i]Originally posted by linnnie[/i]
    I feel bad for the children. They’ve lost their language and are losing their culture before they even get a chance to embrace it. One of the parents in the video said that he couldn’t force Khmer upon his children because they didn’t like it and preferred Laotian, what a lame excuse. Children, at a young age, adopt and recognize whatever speech patterns they are exposed to since birth. If the parents spoke Khmer themselves, this wouldn’t have been a problem.

    #1623979
    Avatar of jantra
    jantra
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    Khmer Krom and Khmer Surin are the real Khmer.

    [i]Originally posted by Areeya[/i]
    hmmm I don’t know why the parents spoke laotian to them…is not like they were forced to speak it…they only had to speak laotian when they had to do business. Is sad…they are in Cambodian land yet the younger generation will forget its language as an adult.

    #1623980
    Avatar of Kaliboy
    Kaliboy
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    Its the parent’s job to teach their kids to speak Khmer! All of those being interviewed in the video has no one else to blame but themselves!

    #1623981
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
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    Many Khmer kids aren’t speaking AND don’t speak Khmer.
    Sorry,I didn’t specify.

    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]
    We do? Which part of the US is using foreign currency and teaching their children other language besides English?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    we have that same problem in America.

    [/quote]

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    #1623982
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    chewnee
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    maybe you should stick to the states and teach khmer instead of teaching koreans english…it is english, right?

    #1623983
    Avatar of jantra
    jantra
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    That’s because we live in America. lol we kinda have to. This topic is about Khmer, living in Srok Khmer and not speaking Khmer.

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    Many Khmer kids aren’t speaking AND don’t speak Khmer.
    Sorry,I didn’t specify.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]
    We do? Which part of the US is using foreign currency and teaching their children other language besides English?

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    we have that same problem in America.

    [/quote]
    [/quote]

    #1623984
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    jantra
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    It is the parents fault. They did not mention if there are schools in that village.

    [i]Originally posted by Kaliboy[/i]
    Its the parent’s job to teach their kids to speak Khmer! All of those being interviewed in the video has no one else to blame but themselves!

    #1623985
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    Kadin
    Moderator

    hehe my bad. You’re right.

    I wonder what the reason maybe. aren’t there Khmer schools?

    .
    You know there are many Khmer in Long beach and the children are living and growing up in Khmer households, but many of them don’t and can’t speak khmer especially those whose parents are now in their 20s and 30s.

    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]
    That’s because we live in America. lol we kinda have to. This topic is about Khmer, living in Srok Khmer and not speaking Khmer.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    Many Khmer kids aren’t speaking AND don’t speak Khmer.
    Sorry,I didn’t specify.

    [/quote]

    [Message last modified 02-26-2011 01:09am by Kadin]

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    #1623986
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    jantra
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    I don’t know if there are schools there. That’s probably the reason why.

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    hehe my bad. You’re right.

    I wonder what the reason maybe. aren’t there Khmer schools?

    .
    You know there are many Khmer in Long beach and the children are living and growing up in Khmer households, but many of them don’t and can’t speak khmer especially those whose parents are now in their 20s and 30s.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]
    That’s because we live in America. lol we kinda have to. This topic is about Khmer, living in Srok Khmer and not speaking Khmer.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    Many Khmer kids aren’t speaking AND don’t speak Khmer.
    Sorry,I didn’t specify.

    [/quote]

    [Message last modified 02-26-2011 01:09am by Kadin][/quote]

    #1623987
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    chewnee
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    not everybody was luckily enough to grow up as a fob. why not teach those lbc khmers instead of koreans?

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    hehe my bad. You’re right.

    I wonder what the reason maybe. aren’t there Khmer schools?

    .
    You know there are many Khmer in Long beach and the children are living and growing up in Khmer households, but many of them don’t and can’t speak khmer especially those whose parents are now in their 20s and 30s.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]
    That’s because we live in America. lol we kinda have to. This topic is about Khmer, living in Srok Khmer and not speaking Khmer.

    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    Many Khmer kids aren’t speaking AND don’t speak Khmer.
    Sorry,I didn’t specify.

    [/quote]

    [Message last modified 02-26-2011 01:09am by Kadin][/quote]

    #1623988
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    Actually, I did. I stopped because I didn’t like my schedule.
    I can’t live a life with all work and no play.
    One of my former students is on KC.
    She’s been reading Khmer…good enough to read newspaper to her elders.
    When I taught Khmer High school and middle students in Long Beach, the “good” students only took 2 months to learn how to read and write Khmer.

    After two months, we worked on subscripts.
    Guess what happened by the end of the year?

    .

    by the way, I’m not teaching Khmer to Koreans.

    [i]Originally posted by chewnee[/i]
    not everybody was luckily enough to grow up as a fob. why not teach those lbc khmers instead of koreans?
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    hehe my bad. You’re right.

    I wonder what the reason maybe. aren’t there Khmer schools?

    .
    You know there are many Khmer in Long beach and the children are living and growing up in Khmer households, but many of them don’t and can’t speak khmer especially those whose parents are now in their 20s and 30s.

    បានចូលសាលា មានសញ្ញាប្រ័ត មិន ប្រាកដថាមានសមត្ថភាពក្នុងកិច្ចការ នោះទេ
    #1623989
    Avatar of chewnee
    chewnee
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    i know that. did you need read my prior post. is it english?

    i wouldn’t act so high and mighty on those who lacks khmer. it’s bound to happen like most races and ethnicities living abroad.

    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    by the way, I’m not teaching Khmer to Koreans.

    #1623992
    Avatar of Kadin
    Kadin
    Moderator

    if Khmer have time and opportunities to take khmer classes, they should.

    Give yourself 6-7 months or a year.

    It was an encouragement.

    [i]Originally posted by chewnee[/i]
    i know that. did you need read my prior post. is it english?

    i wouldn’t act so high and mighty on those who lacks khmer. it’s bound to happen like most races and ethnicities living abroad.
    [quote]
    [i]Originally posted by Kadin[/i]
    by the way, I’m not teaching Khmer to Koreans.

    [/quote]

    [Message last modified 02-26-2011 03:37am by Kadin]

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    #1623990
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    borospailin
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    it’s been like for many years in cambodia
    my grand father was a laotain who spoke only little khmer but my grand mother was pure khmer
    there used to be alot of laotians and phnong living in pailin back in the days before the pol pot era

    #1623991
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    chewnee
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    @kadin you’re such a big avoider. you probably do teach koreans english. i feel sorry for them. lol

    #1623993
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    eudaimonia
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    Did any of you actually watched the posted video? If so, did you listened and understand the narator? His explanation is very thorough and complete so there shouldn’t be any finger-pointings.

    #1623994
    Avatar of KomLostBong
    KomLostBong
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    Look at the pic of Khmer living is so peaceful and without a worry anything at all…but the enemy is still invade her life without compassion.

    The invaders will be terminated them selves soon. God has own eye to watch that…

    [i]Originally posted by jantra[/i]

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