RE: Shan, Mon, Kayin, Chin extensions to Burmese

From: Michael Everson (
Date: Tue Aug 04 1998 - 06:29:00 EDT

Ar 17:45 -0700 1998-08-03, scríobh Julia Oesterle (Unicode):
>According to David Crystal, Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language:
>Shan is spoken in Burma and South China; belongs to the Tai language family;
>and is spoken by approx. 2 million people.
>Mon (Talaing) is spoken in Burma and Thailand; is of the Austro-Asiatic
>(Mon-Khmer) language family; spoken by approx. 415,000-700,000 people.

Erm, yes, I knew that... I meant does anyone have information on the
modifications to the Burmese alphabet for those languages....

"Why don't you say what you mean?" you may well ask...

It's nice to see that population "guess" though. It means we really should
give some attention to the question of Burmese extensions.

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