WRITING

 

Here are some loan-words written with      "u" vowel.

ကူလီ coolie (Hindi)
ဘူတာ rail staion (Hindi)
ကူကီ cookie (Eng:)
တူရကီ Turkey
နယူး ယီးယား new year (Eng)

The consonant script is read [r] consonant in loan words like in the word တူရကီ [tu yá ki] which is read [tu râ ki].

READING

WEAKENING

Although you will not notice any word that includes the weakening [u] in the reading lessons, there are some cases when the vowel [ú] is weakened.

WRITTEN READ
ဘုရား [bú yà] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [phâ yà] sound.gif (2534 bytes)
ဘုရင် [bú yin] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [bâ yin] sound.gif (2534 bytes)

 

VOICING

Notice how the consonants [k] [s] [t] [ht] and [ch] are voiced in the word and sentence levels.

 

WRITTEN READ
အထူးကု [á htù kú] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [â htù gú] sound.gif (2534 bytes)
ပြုစု [pjú sú] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [pjú zú] sound.gif (2534 bytes)
တူတူ [á tu tu] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [â tu du] sound.gif (2534 bytes)
လူထူထူ [lu htu htu] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [lu htu du] sound.gif (2534 bytes)
ထူးထူးခြားခြား [htù htù chà chà] sound.gif (2534 bytes) [htù dù chà jà] sound.gif (2534 bytes)