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Myanmar Medicinal Plant Database

compiled by U Kyaw Tun, U Pe Than, and staff of TIL. Not for sale.

Disclaimer: Because of the nature of the compilation, there are bound to be errors, and the reader is advised to check the accuracy of the data given. TIL and the authors do not accept responsibility (legal or otherwise) for any inconvenience that might have caused the reader.

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Romabama entries in English-Latin alphabetical order.

• {thhya:hpru} ; {hsi:hpru} ; • Emblica officinalis • Euphobiaceae
• {thi-hoL-tha.rak} • Anacardium occidentale • Anacardiaceae
• {thi-hoL-this-kran-po:} • Cinnamomum zeylanicum • Lauraceae
• {thin:bau:mè-za.li}   • Cassia alata • Leguminosae
• {this-hseim.} • Terminalia bellerica Roxb. • Combretaceae
• {this.ka.to:}   Cedrela toona • Meliaceae
• {this-krän-po:}   • Cinnamomum tamala • Lauraceae
  {this-krän-po:} • Cinnamomum spp
• {thi:thi:ping} • Limonia acidissima • Rutaceae

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UKT: {thhya:hpru} is the same as {hsi:hpru} , Emblica officinalis  (fam:) Euphobiaceae.
   My interest in this plant at this point is the orthography. The word initial pronunciation is /ʃæː/ similar to <ship> /ʃɪp/. How is /ʃæː/ to be written akshara: {thhya:hpru} or {rha:hpru} ? There was a controversy among Burmese-Myanmar scholars for some time until Myanmarsar Commission settled the matter by adopting {rha:} as the official spelling. However this results in Romabama spelling {rha:}. Please note that Romabama is a transliteration -- not transcription.  Since the pronunciation is "sha" ( /ʃæː/ in IPA ), the alternative spelling {thhya:} is preferable for transliteration among various aksharas such as Devanagari for Hindi names, Bengali-script, Tamil-script, and Nepali-script.

For more information go to: Emblica officinalis

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Entry format: Burmese-Myanmar name / Botanical name / Family / Ref. Burmese-Myanmar transcripts / Official Myanmar Dictionary / Hindi / Sanskrit / English common name used in Myanmar / Picture / Plant identification characters / Distribution in Myanmar / Part used and uses / Constituents /
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