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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

Days of the week
Names of Months


UKT notes :


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{kio} - 'And', (also, with.)
If <fit is often used as a connective, when it cannot be translated. ooSsi If CX)5^;Cgc[^o5^^|GGp If you do not understand of what profit is it?

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{ow} - Oh!
9^8 cob Oh Mother! C*^ Used to attract attention, when calling a person at a distance.

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Days of the week

1. {a.deit}  Atūt - Sunday
2. e$ Chaun - Monday
3. 9f^p A'gnaer - Tuesday
4. ^goT Pootto'waer - Wednesday
5. Praowp'tee - Thursday
6. d^oS Saik - Friday
0. or 7. C^CoS S'gne"-saw (low house) - Saturday

I [Haswell] have read one Peguan book in which the days of the week are numbered, instead of being named. I have never heard this in conversation ; but on inquiry am told that they do sometimes use numbers beginning with Sunday. [{p021begin}]

UKT 130501: Unknown to the Christians, both Burmese and Mons are steeped in Astronomy as a means of setting the Lunar calendar to the Solar calendar, for forecasting the times of ocean tides for riverine navigation in southern Myanmarpr, for forecasting the times of eclipses, etc. -- all astronomical events. Based on astronomical events, they believed that a particular day, month, and asterism in which a person was born can be used to predict the events in his or her life. Thus, Astrology is a part of the Science of Astronomy which has its beginning since the days of the Vedic rishis, or even further past. I am wondering the origin of dividing a circle into 60 equal parts which the modern mathematicians are still using. Such sciences are basic to the discipline of spherical trigonometry, for rounding the square, etc., which the popular science-fiction writers attributed to the ancient space-men who had visited the Earth and had domesticated the intelligent apes -- the Homo Sapiens.
   I have given above the numbers used in the astrological charts for the names of the days of the week. Notice, Saturday can be numbered either as "0" or "7".


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UKT 130501: For large numbers, instead of giving a series of zeros, I have given the mathematical index notation of 10, 10, 10, 10, ... , or the modern computer notation E0, E1, E2, E3, ...  . See Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_notation 130501

1  {mw:} Moo (Moor  almost)
2  {b'a}J 1
3  {pi.}  Pee or pi
4  {pn) Paun
5  {ma.oan} M' s5n (colloquial p'son) G T'row K'row 1 coo T'pauh K< pauh o soo T'cham K'cham e 88o5 T' cheet K'cheet oo Chauh 00 Chauh mooa o] Chauh ba oo oj8 Chauh pi 9 Chauh paun = 3 oo$ Chauh son oG Chauh t'row jooo . Chauh 'tpauh oo 303 Chauh- 'tcham C ojs8o5 Chauh- t'cheet jo lccflo5 Ba ch5h oo 8celo5 Pi ch(3h ooo Mooa-klaum oooo Mooa l'gneem ooooo ^cooS Mooa lak oooooo Mooa kat ooooooo iQcoDOcSn^oS Mooa-pra-kowtee kat oooooooo >oooo_oS Mooa-nee-l'hoot ooooooooo ^coco_oSoo Mooa nee l'hoot-tong
E9 {asooSoboo Mooa-a-song-koa-yong. [{p022begin}]

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Names of Months


Pooh uS Maik Paw-ra kun h Choa ocoS P 'saik Chih T< kun K' doa-see cooS Paut ooS "Wauh K'tan M' rai'k ea Januai-y (nearly February March April n May June |i July it August September October November December

UKT: End of Haswell's Grammatical notes .

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