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Department of the Languages and Cultures of South East Asia

The script

Course Books: The Script

  • Burmese: an introduction to the script, by John Okell. 1994, Center for Burma Studies, Northern Illinois University. c.450 pages and 7 x 60" tapes. For approach and contents see separate description in Section 1.6.
  • An introduction to the Burmese writing system, by H D Roop. 1972, Yale University Press. A programmed teach-yourself course, which assumes you are already familiar with the pronunciation.

Some spoken language courses also contain sections on the script.