Sound system and script

Authored by: Jenny Mathias

Burmese

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

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

10.4324/9781315651194.ch2

 Download Chapter

 

Abstract

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.

 Cite
Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.