This is the first Khmer word in Khmer script that I learned to read and write – “chhuop“, or stop.
It is composed of only 3 letters, with a symbol ‘. The third letter is “bo” (or letter b, it’s equivalent in the Roman alphabet). If it has the symbol ‘ written on top of that letter, it means it’s a short b (it pronounced almost sounding like the letter p). Anyways, please excuse my blabberings 🙂
I wonder though if these STOP/CHHUOP signs are installed on the streets, to compliment the red traffic lights, would some Khmer drivers actually stop from running on red lights? Just a thought.