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Watkins, Justin (2013) 'A Themed Selection of Wa Proverbs and Sayings.' Journal of Burma Studies, 17 (1). pp. 29-60.

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Abstract

Writing about Lahu proverbs and sayings, James Matisoff (2011: 303) remarks that comparative work on proverbial wisdom in a variety of Tibeto-Burman languages would be fascinating. The Wa material here is presented in such a way to allow direct comparison with Lahu as a small first contribution toward such a comparison. Like Lahu, Wa is very much within the Sinosphere, and all the Wa material presented here has come to light through Chinese sources, as did much of the Lahu data assembled by Matisoff (2011).

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Wa, Mon-Khmer, Myanmar, China, proverbs
SOAS Departments & Centres: Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia
ISSN: 1094799X
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1353/jbs.2013.0001
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2013 15:24
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/16660

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