Several languages of Burma
|Title:|| ||SIL International: Ethnologue: Myanmar
|Description/subject:|| ||Languages of Myanmar|
|Source/publisher:|| ||SIL International|
|Format/size:|| ||"v v good and serious site"|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||03 June 2003|
|Title:|| ||A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the languages spoken in the Burma Empire
|Date of publication:|| ||1799|
|Description/subject:|| ||Reprint: Original date of publication 1799...
"Francis Buchanan published his “A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the Languages
Spoken in the Burma Empire” in 1799, in the fifth volume of Asiatic Researches. This
piece provides one of the first major Western surveys of the languages of Burma. But
the article goes beyond this and provides important data on the ethno-cultural identities
and identifications of the various population groups in the first half of Bò-daw-hpayà’s
reign (1782-1819). For these reasons, the article is republished here.
The article is reproduced in its entirety, with slight modifications as follows...
The original citation for the article is as follows:
Francis Buchanan. “A Comparative Vocabulary of Some of the languages spoken in
the Burma Empire.” Asiatic Researches 5 (1799): 219-240.
M. W. C.|
|Author/creator:|| ||Francis Buchanan (aka Francis Hamilton)|
|Source/publisher:|| ||SOAS Bulletin of Burma Research, Vol. 1, No., 1 (March 2003)|
|Format/size:|| ||pdf (117K)|
|Alternate URLs:|| ||http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/8050/|
|Date of entry/update:|| ||07 December 2010|