Update: 2020-07-17 02:58 AM -0400


Romabama on Typewriter


by U Kyaw Tun (UKT) (M.S., I.P.S.T., USA), and staff of Tun Institute of Learning (TIL). Not for sale. No copyright. Free for everyone. Prepared for students and staff of TIL  Research Station, Yangon, MYANMAR 
 - http://www.tuninst.net , www.romabama.blogspot.com

Last major update: 200701 - navigation system completely changed
Last major update: 061123 - hard disk failure on 061211. I am continuing from backup 061201
Last major update: 031123. Minor update: 121126.

index.htm | Top

Contents of this page

Introduction -- RBM-intro1.htm - update 2020Jul 
Origin of words - commonality between Burmese {ba.ma} and Pali {pa-Li.}
Burmese-Myanmar language and script
Asoka script or Brahmi and Myanmar akshara

Introduction2 -- RBM-intro2.htm - update 2020Jul 
Monophthongs and diphthongs
Is Burmese-Myanmar monosyllabic or poly-syllabic? - the use of white-space
Myanmar script, ASCII, and Unicode
Origin of words - commonality between Burmese and Pali
   Pali-derived words -- {pa.} and killed r2c5; long vowel {}

Introduction3 -- RBM-intro3.htm - update 2020Jul  

Bur-Myan consonants by rows - con01.htm - update 2020Jul

UKT 200706: After I've concluded that RBM-typewrit-indx.htm , after hard-disk failure and the subsequent  events, the best indx page that I could come up is in 2008. See what it contains:
- rbm2008-indx.HTM

You'll see sections on
01. Romabama Rule 1 - ASCII characters
02. Romabama Rule 2 - English-Latin alphabet (use of capital letters)
03. Romabama Rule 3 - Extended Latin alphabet
04. Romabama Rule 4 - Silent e
05. Romabama Rule 5 - Killed consonants
06. Romabama Rule 6 - {king:si:} vowsign
07. Romabama Rule 7 - Fossilized killed consonants
08. Romabama Rule 8 - Non-alphabetic characters
09. Romabama Rule 9 - Extension of Myanmar akshara row 2 to accommodate medials
These have been taken out and presented as
- Romabama {ro:ma.ba.ma} introduction - RBM-intro-indx.htm - prev.15Dec, 17Jun - update 2018Apr 
To be more specific, this group should be renamed as "Romabama {ro:ma.ba.ma} Rules" -
I don't know in which internet-update I'll be able to do it. The 2020July update will focus on removing redundant aksharas, and to use AK-BNKs.


UKT notes
Doggie's Tale : copy and paste

Contents of this page




Contents of this page

UKT notes

Doggie's Tale

-- UKT 130613 : Frequently used diacritics: ā ī ū ṁ ṇ ṛ ś ṣ ṭ

Mnemonic The Doggie Tale:  
Little doggie cringe in fear -- ŋ (velar),
  Seeing Ella's flapping ears -- ɲ (palatal)
  And, the Shepard's hanging rear -- ɳ (retroflex).
Doggie so sad he can't get it out
  What's that Kasha क्ष when there's a Kha ख ?
  And when there's Jana ज्ञ what I am to do with Jha झ?
On top of all there're husher and hisser, Sha श /ʃ/ and Ssa ष /s/,
  when I am stuck with Theta स /θ/ !" 
Little Doggie don't be sad,
  You are no worse than a Celtic Gnome
  Losing G in his name, he is just a Nome!


Note to digitizer: you can copy and paste the following: 
Ā ā ă ấ  Ē ē ĕ ế  Ī ī ĭ  Ō ō ŏ  Ū ū ŭ ː
Ḍ ḍ Ḥ ḥ Ḷ ḷ Ḹ ḹ Ṁ ṁ Ṃ ṃ
Ṅ ṅ Ṇ ṇ ɴ Ṛ ṛ Ṝ ṝ Ś ś Ṣ ṣ Ṭ ṭ ɕ ʂ
Book marks: * star, dagger (alt0134), double dagger (alt0135).
Bur-Myan: for {gna.}-onset use c ċ (U010B) - unfortunately ċ is non-ASCII

Instead of Skt-Dev ः {wic~sa.} use "colon" :
Avagraha ऽ use apostrophe '
Repha spelling: exemplified by
  dharma: ध र ् म --> धर्म 
  spota: ष ् प र ् श ा ः --> ष्पर
Root sign √ ; approx ≅ ; angle brackets〈 〉
IAST Dev: भ आ इ ई उ ऊ
  ऋ ऌ ऍ ऎ ए ऐ ऑ ऒ ओ औ
  च ca छ cha  श ś [ɕ] /ʃ/ ; ष ṣ [ʂ] /s/; स s [s] /θ/ ; ऋ {iRi.} & ॠ {iRi},
  viram ् , rhotic ऋ ृ
Skt-Dev Row #3: ट ठ ड ढ ण ; conjunct ट ् ठ = ट्ठ
Skt-Dev numbers, 0-9:  ०  १  २  ३  ४  ५  ६  ७  ८  ९ 
IAST Dev: Repha & Viram-position, e.g. तर्ज tarj [ targ ] = त र ् ज
Skt-Dev special phonemes: Ksa क ् ष = क्ष
Undertie in Dev transcription: ‿ U203F
Using ZWNJ (ZeroWidthNonJoiner), e.g. , क्‌ष (code: क्‌ष)
  See Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zero-width_non-joiner 150630
IPA-, Pali- & Sanskrit nasals: ŋ ṅ ṅ ,  ɲ , ɳ ṇ ṇ, n n n , m m m
  Pali- & Skt {::tn}: aṁ , aṃ 
IPA symbols:
 ɑ ɒ ə ɛ ɪ ɯ ʌ ʊ ʃ ʧ ʤ θ ŋ ɲ ɳ ɴ ɔ ɹ ħ ʔ /ˌ / /ʰ/ /ʳ/ /ː/
  <king> /kɪŋ/ (DJPD16-300) 
  <kick> /kɪc/ (DJPD16-299 gives /kik/) and <kiss> /kɪs/ (DJPD16-301)
  <church> /ʧɜːʧ/ (DJPD16-097)
  <success> /sək'ses/ (DJPD16-515)
  <thin> /θɪn/ (DJPD16-535), <thorn> /θɔːn/ (DJPD16-535)
  circumflex-acute :
  ấ U+1EA5 , ế U+1EBF
  upsilon-vrachy  ῠ 
  small-u-breve  ῠ ŭ
Subscripts: ₀ ₁ ₂ ₃ ₄ : CO₂

Go back Dog-note-b

Contents of this page

End of TIL file