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Basic Burmese Scripts


Find the basic Burmese scripts in BAMA Basic Scripts Cheatsheet. Here we only highlight the 33 initial consonants (stroke order & audio) and some attached vowel symbols & tone marking.
To write the script: the script shape is tend to be circle and written counterclock.

1. 33 Initial Consonants
2. တ သ ထ
3. တ သ
4. Highlight attached vowel symbols & tone marking
    4a. a, i, u, e, eh, aw, o
    4b. e vs eh
    4c. aw vs o

1. 33 Initial Consonants
Click here to download full file of BAMA 33 consonants stroke order. 33 consonants audio by Ko Nay Htet Aung:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

2. တ သ ထ
Audio by Grace de Jong:

1.  တ သ ထ /tá thá t'á/
2.  တာ သာ ထာ /ta tha t'a/
3.  တား သား ထား /tà thà t'à/
4.  တစ်ထောင် ၊ ငါးထောင် /tă-t'aun ngà-daun/
5.  တစ်သောင် ၊ ငါးသောင် /tă-thaùn ngà-dhaùn/

3. တ သ
တ = place your tongue on the ribbed part of the top of your mouth when you say it, spread the tongue wide. Keep it wide when you press the whole tongue (press NOT ONLY tip of tongue) to produce the sound. I would say it has a bit of "d", compare to သ that has clear "t".
သ = place your tongue in-between your teeth.
* Description above by BAMA.

4. Highlight attached vowel symbols & tone marking
4a. a, i, u, e, eh, aw, o (left -> right: creaky, low, plain high tone)

Audio by Grace de Jong:

1.  က ကာ ကား /ká ka kà/
2.  ကိ ကီ ကီး /kí ki kì/
3.  ကု ကူ ကူး /kú ku kù/
4.  ကေ့ ကေ ကေး /ké ke kè/
5.  ကဲ့ ကယ် ကဲ /kéh keh kèh/
6.  ကော့ ကော် ကော /káw kaw kàw/
7.  ကို့ ကို ကိုး /kó ko kò/

4b. e vs eh

Audio by Grace de Jong:

8.  နေ့ နဲ့ /né néh/
9.  နေ နယ် /ne neh/
10.  နေး နဲ /nè nèh/

4c. aw vs o

Audio by Grace de Jong:

11.  နော့ နို့ /náw nó/
12.  နော် နို /naw no/
13.  နော နိုး /nàw nò/


Note:
1. Youtube တ vs သ by Tyler Davis.
2. You can also find video in http://burmeselesson.com/ helping you with script pronunciation.
3. I found this very helpful: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_alphabet
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burmese_alphabet

4. DenniS Vervlossen gave us this Okell table. Very helpful for you to memorize the script!