|This is the pronunciation key for IPA transcriptions of Burmese on Wikipedia.|
It provides a set of symbols to represent the pronunciation of Burmese in Wikipedia articles, and example words that illustrate the sounds that correspond to them. Integrity must be maintained between the key and the transcriptions that link here; do not change any symbol or value without establishing consensus on the talk page first.
The charts below show the way in which the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) represents Burmese language pronunciations in Wikipedia articles. For a guide to adding IPA characters to Wikipedia articles, see Template:IPA and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Pronunciation § Entering IPA characters.
See Burmese phonology for a more thorough discussion of the sounds of Burmese.
- Varies between [ð~d̪͡ð~d̪].
- Unaspirated, like /p t k/ etc. in Romance or Slavic languages.
- Heavily aspirated.
- A marginal consonant in Burmese, /ɹ/ occurs only in foreign words, and even there is often replaced by /j/ or /l/.
- Varies between [θ~t̪͡θ~t̪].
- The vowel before the /ɰ̃/ is always nasalized, and if a consonant follows /ɰ̃/, then the /ɰ̃/ becomes homorganic with the following consonant.
- The sounds [aʊ], [eɪ], [ɪ], [oʊ], and [ʊ] are allophones of /ɔ/, /e/, /i/, /o/, and /u/ respectively, occurring in closed syllables, i.e. before /ɰ̃/ and /ʔ/.
- Only occurs in minor syllables, i.e. open non-final syllables without tone.
See also Edit
- Category:Pages with Burmese IPA (1,464)