1. B

    Burmese: shwe bama (ရွှေဗမာ)

    Hello. Could this expression — shwe bama, ရွှေဗမာ — have been used as a political slogan or something like that? Many thanks in advance. Not sure that the script will display correctly, so adding a screenshot.
  2. Tenos

    Burmese language: Ah ma lay?

    Hi all, I have a Burmese phrase transliterated in English which I wish to understand its meaning in English. The phrase is said in the novel, Burmese Days by George Orwell, which takes place in Burma, and hence many of the characters are either Burmese or Indian. The Phrase is said by a Burmese...
  3. Daybreaker

    Burmese: suppository

    Is there an appropriate Burmese translation for "suppository"? Our Burmese interpreter uses "သားအိမ် (သို့) မိန်းမကိုယ်ထဲထည့်ရသောဆေးတောင့်", though I do not think it can be seen as a correct translation. Many thanks in advance.
  4. C

    Burmese: ပျဉ်းမနား (pronunciation)

    Hello, I've seen some sources transcribing ပျဉ်းမနား (Pyinmana, a city name) as [pjɪ̀ɴməná], with the grave accent representing the normal low pitch, and the acute accent representing the long high pitch. I'd like to ask if that transcription is correct and, if so, why it wouldn't be pronounced...
  5. C

    Burmese: ပူတာအို (pronunciation)

    Hello, I'd like to ask if the consonant /t/ (represented by တ) in the town name Putao (ပူတာအို) becomes [d] or just remains [t]. I've read that Burmese voiceless stops /p, t, k/ becomes voiced between vowels (e.g. Nay Pyi Taw (နေပြည်တော်) > Naypyidaw), but I'm not sure if this phenomenon occurs...
  6. V

    Burmese: My son has a very serious allergy to any kind of fish

    I am about to travel to Burma and need to have this translated: "My son has a very serious allergy to any kind of fish, including shrimp paste." If possible, please include a link to the pronunciation. Thank you!
  7. K

    Burmese: 華夷譯語 (Burmese-Chinese glossary)

    Is this language Burmese? https://archive.org/stream/02076758.cn#page/n2/mode/2up .
  8. P

    Burmese: IPA Pronunciation of Htwe

    Greetings, Can someone provide an IPA pronunciation of the Burmese name Htwe? Please use only phonetic symbols from the English IPA phoneme set (the Wikipedia entries I have found do not use English only phonetic symbols). Since I am looking for the best English approximation using English...
  9. J

    Burmese: နုံ့ (Zawgyi: နုံ႔) / နုန့် (Zawgyi: နုန္႔)

    Note: My post contains special characters (i.e. unicode and phonetic symbols). Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of the characters I typed. In some cases, I provide Zawgyi and MLCTS as a backup so you have an alternative way to read the...
  10. J

    Burmese: creaky / checked tone

    After studying the creaky and checked tones, it appears that they are merged. Both have short vowels with an abrupt end (glottal stop). In Shan language, there is only one tone with an abrupt end (creaky). Shan doesn't have both (creaky) and (checked) like Burmese. Shan just has (creaky) as its...
  11. J

    Burmese: You are beautiful

    Which one of these sentences is the better choice for saying "you are beautiful" in Bema Zaga If you have a better sentence, please type that sentence in Bama Ekhaya (if you can't read/write in Bama Ekhaya, then you can type it in English).
  12. Barbec

    Burmese: Happy birthday

    Hello, I would like to know how to write "Happy Birthday" in Burmese alphabet. I already found several expressions, such as "mwe nay mingalar pa" or "Mway Nay Hma Pyaw Shwin Naing Pa Zay" (less formal I think) But I can't find the transliteration in Burmese alphabet. I found this image but I...
  13. D

    Burmese: Voice

    For a project, I need to know the phonetic pronunciation of the English word "voice" in Burmese. As in Voice meaning "the sound or sounds uttered through the mouth of living creatures, especially of human beings in speaking, shouting, singing, etc." According to burmese-dictionary [dot] org, the...
  14. X

    Burmese: unknown text

    I am looking for some help to translate what is written on the following pictures. I believe it is burmese. Thank you!
  15. T

    Burmese: ခြင်္သေ့

    Hello. How would I pronounce the word ခြင်္သေ့? It's supposed to mean "lion". I believe it would be something like [tɕʰŋθ...] Is it right? Thanks
  16. Demonic_Duck

    Burmese: Lionel

    I've tried transliterating my name phonetically into Burmese script and I was wondering if the result is acceptable (image attached). My name is Lionel, which is pronounced /'laɪnəw/ (I don't know IPA all that well but I think that's closest to how I pronounce it myself). Thanks for your help!
  17. G

    Burmese: I eat meat

    Does anybody know how to say the phrase above in:Burmese, a Bantu language, a Tibatan language.Thanks in advance.
  18. J

    Burmese: Khaing Phyo Phyo

    Hi all, Khaing Phyo Phyo is the name of a pregnant elephant in the Antwerp zoo. I guess it is Burmese or some other SE Asian language and I wonder whether it means something? Thank you in advance for your help.
  19. carrieaa

    Burmese: Resources for learning

    Hello: Does anyone know of resources for a speaker of English to learn Burmese? Sincerely, Carrie
  20. I

    Tibetan/Burmese: Go Monks Go

    Hello- I am attempting to make a line of T-shirts in support of the monks in Burma and Tibet. I need a few Burma-English translations and or Tibet-English translations. I need the equivalent of "go monks go! in" in these languages, and, "free the people" in Tibet and Burmese. If anyone can...
  21. J

    Burmese: champagne, wine

    How does the word Champagne (in specific) or wine (in general) translate into Burmese?
  22. B

    Myanmar/Burmese: Tips for learning

    Are there any useful websites which you can recommend for learning the Myanmar language (formerly known as Burmese)? My friend who is a teacher has some difficulties communicating with her new 7 year old student from Myanmar. Her student speaks little English so she's thinking of learning to...
  23. Setwale_Charm

    Burmese: Tips for learning

    Would anyone happen to know of any links to Burmese language learning? I have so far only been able to find info about the language and one course for advanced students online but I am a beginner. This one seems to be a particularly rare language despite the large number of speakers. But it`s...