Khmer vowels 17: nikkohet

The sign 'nikkohet' (និគ្គហិត) is written as a small circle over a consonant or over a 'sra a'. It is technically a diacritic but it works like a dependent vowel. It adds a final 'm' sound and is usually romanised as om, um, am or oam.

It is found in many common words such as កុំ (kom - don't) and ធំ (thom - big).

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