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EtymologyEdit

From Angkorian Old Khmer svaṃ ~ svam.

PronunciationEdit

Orthographic and Phonemic សុំ
suṃ
WT romanisation som
(standard) IPA(key) /som/

VerbEdit

សុំ (som) (abstract noun ការសុំ)

  1. to ask (for), beg, request, demand (may be used in a polite way by older persons to younger ones. It should not be confused with សូម (soom), which generally functions more as a sentence-initial particle)
  2. (sometimes used in place of សូម (soom)) please, would you please, would you

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