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Myanmar-based Khamti Shan Orthography

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Item Summary Inglis, Douglas 2017-05-30T22:33:20Z 2017-05-30T22:33:20Z 2017-06-01
dc.identifier.issn 1836-6821
dc.description.abstract Khamti Shan, a Tai language spoken in Kachin State, Myanmar, is a northern dialect of Shan spoken in Shan State. Shan and Khamti Shan have adapted the Myanmar (Burmese) writing system for their own use. The Khamti Shan orthography was revised in 2006, fully integrated with current literacy applications and adapting a portion of the Myanmar Unicode set of characters along with an extended set of characters specific to Shan. Khamti Shan in Myanmar differs from the Northeast India variety (Tai Khamti) by distinguishing a palatal nasal and a rhotic. Described are the Khamti Shan phoneme-grapheme correspondences, engendering the segmental, suprasegmental and syllabic features of the orthography, along with a Latin-based transliteration guide for glossing of data. A transliterated and glossed text sample is found in the appendix.
dc.format.extent 15 pages
dc.subject orthograph
dc.subject abugida
dc.subject Tai
dc.subject Shan
dc.subject Unicode
dc.title Myanmar-based Khamti Shan Orthography
dc.type Data paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.subject.languagecode kht
prism.publicationname Journal of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society
prism.volume 10
prism.number 1
prism.startingpage xlvii
prism.endingpage lxi
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