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Speaking Mon-Myan Language


-- by U Kyaw Tun (M.S., I.P.S.T., USA), Daw Khin Wutyi,  and staff of TIL (Tun Institute of Learning, Yangon, MYANMAR. 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

Based on Learn Mon Yourself : pronouncing all 61 lessons (Spk-all) in 10 groups. Downloaded and set in HTML by UKT and staff of TIL

YouTube source:
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMxeSgLJAhg&list=PLEBEA3AE9E917F16D latest viewed 151018
Pix on right: logo of original Internet programme which I have dubbed "Spk-all". - Mon-salutation<))

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Bur-Myan and Mon-Myan are different languages.
Though the same basic akshara is used, the pronunciations are radically different.
Mon-Myan has 2 more consonants than Bur-Myan: {a.} and {}, both sounding /b/.

A few important points to remember : UKT 160809
Learn Mon Yourself available on the Internet is an excellent program, but with flaws. There are 10 chapters or groups formed from 61 lessons.
: The groupings are mine which will have to be changed after coming across other uploads. The new uploader, Metta321 explains: "Uploaded on Aug 10, 2011 : Collection of "Learning Mon" set of 61 videos downloadable from YouTube. Most of these videos explain just and only Mon scripts and its reading. Mon Language is a language of an ethnic minority in Southern Burma (Myanmar) in their "Mon State". This language is similar to Khmer by pronunciation and grammar, similar to Myanmar language by script and similar to both by vocabulary. First part of this video contains videos 1-30. Second part contains videos 31-61."
  However, for the present, I will stick to my old grouping.
Speak All Lesson group#01, lessons01-09 - spk-all01.htm - update 160831
Speak All Lesson group#02, lessons10-15 - spk-all02.htm - update 160831
Speak All Lessons groups#03, lessons16-28 - spk-all03.htm - update 160831
Speak All Lessons groups#04, lessons29-32 - spk-all04.htm - update 160831
Speak All Lesson group#05, lessons33-38 - spk-all05.htm - update 160831
  Downloaded song with simple syllables and Pali words: spk-all05song.htm - update 160831
  - bk-cndl-Mon-Dana'kutho<)) (link chk 160818)
Speak All Lesson group#06, lessons39-43 - spk-all06.htm
Speak All Lesson group#07: lessons44-47 - spk-all07.htm
Speak All Lesson group#08: lessons48-51 - spk-all08.htm
  Listen to Mon-akshara song:
  - bk-cndl-Mon-aks-song<)) (link chk 160818)
Speak All Lesson group#09: lessons52-55 - spk-all09.htm : Pronouncing akshara with a background song
Speak All Lesson group#10: lessons56-61 - spk-all10.htm
  UKT 150921: Lesson 61/61 is only instrumental music: no vocal.


UKT notes

UKT 151002: Bur-Myan and Mon-Myan do not correspond either in sound and spelling. e.g.
- consonant {by:} (Bur-Myan) vs {byi} (Mon-Myan) - - Mon-conson<))
- vowel {a.ra.} (Bur-Myan) vs {wau} . - - Mon-vow<))
But, still we can get meanings of some words through Pal-Myan.

Checking the vowel sound : with killed consonants
Doggie's Tale
 - copy and paste 

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A few important points to remember

UKT 160809:

I will be using the abbreviation ipa  - is pronounced as - to show the pronunciation whenever necessary.

Mon-Myan akshara-index has 5x7 = 35 consonants - two more than Bur-Myan. Because of which I have to extend BEPS Myanmar akshara-index by adding two new glyphs to represent Mon-Myan approximants in row #7 of akshara-matrix. Since I am short of ASCII letters for /b/, I have to choose a look-alike - U00D7 or Alt+0223. Though it is  known as "Latin Small Letter Sharp S", because it looks like the English b I have to use it.

The original sound files are stored in TIL SD-Library. However because TIL SD Library has failed often, I have to give links to SD Library and its bkp.
SN-SpkAll-les01-61<> / bkp01<> (link chk 160809)
SN-SpkAll-les02-61<> / bkp02<> (link chk 160809)
SN-SpkAll-les03-61<> / bkp03<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les04-61<> / bkp04<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les05-61<> / bkp05<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les06-61<> / bkp06<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les07-61<> / bkp07<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les08-61<> / bkp08<> (les08-61 was absent in the original download)
SN-SpkAll-les09-61<> / bkp09<> (link chk 160810)

SN-SpkAll-les10-61<> / bkp10<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les11-61<> / bkp11<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les12-61<> / bkp12<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les13-61<> / bkp13<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les14-61<> / bkp14<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les15-61<> / bkp15<> (link chk 160810)

SN-SpkAll-les16-61<> / bkp16<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les17-61<> / bkp17<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les18-61<> / bkp18<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les19-61<> / bkp19<> (link chk 160810)

SN-SpkAll-les20-61<> / bkp20<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les21-61<> / bkp21<> (link chk 160810)
SN-SpkAll-les22-61<> / bkp22<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les23-61<> / bkp23<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les24-61<> / bkp24<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les25-61<> / bkp25<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les26-61<> / bkp26<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les27-61<> / bkp27<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les28-61<> / bkp28<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les29-61<> / bkp29<> (link chk 160811)

SN-SpkAll-les30-61<> / bkp30<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les31-61<> / bkp31<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les32-61<> / bkp32<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les33-61<> / bkp33<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les34-61<> / bkp34<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les35-61<> / bkp35<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les36-61<> / bkp36<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les37-61<> / bkp37<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les38-61<> / bkp38<> (link chk 160811)
SN-SpkAll-les39-61<> / bkp39<> (link chk 160812)

SN-SpkAll-les40-61<> / bkp40<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les41-61<> / bkp41<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les42-61<> / bkp42<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les43-61<> / bkp43<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les44-61<> / bkp44<> (les44-61 was absent in the original download)
SN-SpkAll-les45-61<> / bkp45<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les46-61<> / bkp46<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les47-61<> / bkp47<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les48-61<> / bkp48<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les49-61<> / bkp49<> (link chk 160812)

SN-SpkAll-les50-61<> / bkp50<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les51-61<> / bkp51<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les52-61<> / bkp52<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les53-61<> / bkp53<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les54-61<> / bkp54<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les55-61<> / bkp55<> (les55-61 was absent in the original download)
SN-SpkAll-les56-61<> / bkp56<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les57-61<> / bkp57<> (les57-61 was present, but empty) (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les58-61<> / bkp58<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les59-61<> / bkp59<> (link chk 160812)

SN-SpkAll-les60-61<> / bkp60<> (link chk 160812)
SN-SpkAll-les61-61<> / bkp61<> (les61-61 was only instrumental music) (link chk 160812)

As a second step, to lighten the load further, the original SND for each lesson was cut down to relevant portions for caption and text, and most of the extraneous instrumental music was cut out. For example, what you will hear are the SND for caption and text:
- SN-SpkAll-les10-61<> / bkp10<> (link chk 160810)

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UKT notes

Doggie's Tale

-- UKT 130613

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 hissers, Sha श /ʃ/ and Ssa ष /s/,
  when I am stuck with Theta स /θ/ !" 

Note to digitizer: you can copy and paste the following:
Ā ā ă  Ē ē ĕ  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 Ṛ ṛ Ṝ ṝ Ś ś Ṣ ṣ Ṭ ṭ ɕ ʂ
Instead of Skt-Dev ः {wic~sa.} use "colon" :
Avagraha ऽ use apostrophe
Root sign √ ; approx ≅
IAST Dev: अ 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 special phonemes: Ksa क ् ष = क्ष
Undertie in Dev transcription: ‿ U203F
Using ZWNJ (ZeroWidthNonJoiner), e.g. , क्‌ष (code: क्&zwnj;ष)
  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 {::ting}: aṁ , aṃ 
IPA symbols:
 ɑ ɒ ə ɛ ɪ ɯ ʌ ʊ ʃ ʧ ʤ θ ŋ ɲ ɳ ɴ ɔ ɹ ʔ /ʰ/ /ʳ/ /ː/
  <king> /kɪŋ/ (DJPD16-300) 
  <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

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