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Evolution of the Burmese vowel system

Hill, Nathan W. (2012) 'Evolution of the Burmese vowel system.' Transactions of the Philological Society, 110 (1). pp. 64-79.

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Tibeto-Burman historical linguistics has relied heavily on the spelling of Burmese and Tibetan words as found in standard modern dictionaries, at the expense of the earliest attested records. This examination of the development of the Burmese vowel system, in the light of early Burmese philological data and comparisons to Old Chinese and Old Tibetan, facilitates a refined understanding of Burmese historical phonology and the reconstruction of Tibeto-Burman.

Item Type: Journal Article
SOAS Departments & Centres: Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia
Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of Linguistics
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PI Oriental languages and literatures
ISSN: 00791636
Depositing User: Nathan Hill
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2012 08:13
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/13484


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