Sound system and script

Authored by: Jenny Mathias


Print publication date:  February  2016
Online publication date:  February  2017

Print ISBN: 9780415735681
eBook ISBN: 9781315651194
Adobe ISBN: 9781317309314


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The sound system of Burmese has many interesting features, including a number of uncommon sounds, such as voiceless nasals (hŋ, hm, etc.), an aspirated sibilant (sh ), and three tones. The aim of this chapter is to systematically describe the sound system and explain the use of the IPA-based transcription method applied in this grammar. It will also give a detailed account of Burmese pronunciation.

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