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Grammatical notes & vocabulary
of the Peguan language to which are added a few pages of phrases, etc., 1874


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From: #1. Grammatical notes and Vocabulary of the Peguan Language, to which are added a few pages of phrases, etc., by Haswell, J.M., ABM Press (American Baptist Mission Press), Rangoon, 1874 

#1 Online: http://books.google.ca/books/reader?id=kqYTAAAAQAAJ&printsec=frontcover&output=reader&source=gbs_atb_hover 130327

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CAUTION: I am learning the language, without a human guide on hand, and you should not take my observations as wholly correct. I haven't found a suitable one to join my research group in Yangon. -- UKT 130403



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osol^ Continually, gDSOosol^ he does continually.
oo^Soo^S Forcibly. gsoos^Soa^S He does it, forcibly, or by force, gDScrooSos^Soo^S He took it by force. 00S0S Harmoniously. ^toSooSoS they live harmoniously g^c^ Where, as, goC^ODD;|GGp where is his house t ojj Whether, as, OoEjJ , cqSc^J , GO^ofo^jJ , s|oq]5 W^DDoS^OO^DoS whether you eat, or drink, or work, remember God sees you. O^cSojcS Silently, secretly. SDDO^6o^5 go secretly, ojc8o5 0^6o^5 read your book silently. gtS Near, g6obq5oc{j>8| near my house there is a well. @ After @D3SOqoOS9DD^[SGGpS after he has eaten rice, he will go to the city. G30o8cO Sometimes, G30o5cOgOG30o8cCO^O0 some* times he eats, sometimes he does not eat. Cog Truly, certainly ^COgCSpS It is certainly so. >s C^C^sbcogCI He truly told me* ^GOgOOD Is it certainly so? opo Before, referring to time, as, Gg^gso^So&osooo before he comes, I mtist go. OO^DGCO Formerly, as, OgOGOOa^ofi^8oqjS 08 . formerly I lived in Amherst.
fjoSgloS Definitely, accurately, as, gSC^^o5[o5 He spoke definitely. [{p018begin}]


oo Only, D0g^33D only one can go. C^6j>|a0^ / have only one horse. so5 or s$o5c0 Wear to, C^o5cgD$c[_SftSoo6cd} J7tri3 t'< paddy land near the city of Maul' main. 0g?3^o8o^OOSb his house is near my father's house. CO ^8 Continually, gSCCO(So09^5 he is accustomed to- do it continually. Co5co|_Co6 Again and again. ^C^Co6oO^CO(S He said it again and again. \c%t Until. ^CDS[_6s>Ogg9D3 Until he arrive. I cannot go. ct6 Yet. gtOgt0aS he has not yet gone. S&0gg(3^[ 0^C(8 / have not yet built a house, obogasoaS I have not yet gone, or, I will not go yet. ooooSooooS Frequently. g8op|SooooSooooS He comes fre quently. ood5 How. ooo5j&030o^cep How can I got oooSgjt CO^CoS^WD^GGp How can he say sot Also, what kind, as, OCo58jGGp What kind of a man is het @ Quickly, 23Dj go quickly. 333 go very quickly or soon. To express great rapidity of motion cSOgCCoS is added, as, C^G5(gc8CgGCoS the horse runs very swiftly. Sometimes the ^8 precedes the adverb as, c8(yjCgCCo not a little quick. ^06|j Very quickly, K>D^OG]j go very quickly.
o^oSc^o5 Slowly, osoc^oSc^oS go slowly, e^cQo5o^o5 speak slowly. [{p018end}]

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