White Boy Learning Burmese

The journey of an average white guy trying to learn a non-Indo-European language

Interesting Burmese word origins

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This is a very interesting topic that English readers and Burmese readers can enjoy.

Fifty Viss

Burmese word origins
A graphic I made, showing some of the linguistic diversity found in the Burmese language.

Burmese has a hodgepodge of words that come from other languages, some that would surprise most people, at least me. It’s a given that many Burmese words come from Pali (from Buddhism) or English (from colonial rule), but quite a number of words also come from obscure and seemingly unrelated languages to Burmese. I’ve compiled a list of the most interesting ones.

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One thought on “Interesting Burmese word origins

  1. I like fifty Viss’s blog too. So you have been exploring the past few weeks… Glad to see you are back.

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