Burmese

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July 3, 2022

Burmese or Burmese (Burmese: မြန်မာဘာသာ, pronounced: [mjəmà bàðà]) is a Sino-Tibetan language spoken in Burma. It has status as the official language and language of Burmese, the country's main ethnic group. As of 2007, there were 33 million native speakers of this language, most of them Burmese and close ethnic groups. It has 10 million second language speakers, especially ethnic minorities in Burma and neighboring countries. In 2014, the population of Myanmar was 36.39 million, and as of April 2020, it was about 38.2 million. Burmese is a tonal language. tone of voice (including the language directory) and is a syllable-stressed language

Classification

Burmese language belongs to the Southern Burmese language family of the Sino-Tibetan language family. Burmese is the most spoken language outside the Chinese family. It is the fifth language in the Sino-Tibetan family to develop its writing system. Next to Chinese characters, Pyu script, Tibetan script and Tangut script.

Dialect and accent

The standard Burmese language is the Yangon accent. The dialects in northern and southern Burma are different from the central language. Rakhine dialects still have the sound of /r/, but the Rangoon accent is pronounced as /y/. Burmese can be broadly divided into two levels: the level of literary use; Government jobs and radio broadcasting The informal level is used within family and friends. Burmese monks often speak among themselves in Pali. which was influenced by Buddhism

Sound System

Consonants

The consonant phonemes in Burmese are as follows.

Vowels

The vowel phonemes in Burmese are as follows.

Tonal

Burmese language is generally considered to have 4 tone phonemes as shown in the table below. Tonal symbols are displayed.