Names of the Burmese alphabet

The Myanmar people give names to most of the letters of their alphabet. It is convenient to be able to use these names to refer to letters while you are learning them. Here are the names and their descriptive meanings as explained in Burmese (Myanamar). An Introduction to the Script by John Okell.

က ka'-j`i big ka'
k'a´ gw`e curved k'a
ga' ngeh little ga'
ga' j`i big ga'
nga´ no descriptive name
sa´ lo`un round sa´
s'a´ lein twisty s'a´
za´ gw`eh split za´
za´ my`in zweh za´ with a line attached below
nya´ no descriptive name
ta´ tal`in jeiq beir-hook ta´
t'a´ wun b`eh duck t'a´
da´ yin gauq da with a rounded chest
da´ ye hmouq water ladle da´
na´ j`i big na´
ta´ w`un bu pot-bellied ta´
t'a´ s'in dun elephant fetter t'a´
da´ dw`e little da´
 da´ auq c'aiq da´ with a dent below
na´ ngeh little na´
pa´ zauq steep pa´
p'a´ capped p'a´ p'a´ with a hat
ba´  deq c'aiq ba´ with a dented top
ba´ go`un humpback ba´
ma´ no descriptive name
ya´ peq leq ya´ on its back
ya´ gauq curved ya´
la´ no descriptive name
wa´ no descriptive name
tha´ no descriptive name
ha´ no descriptive name
la´ j`i big la´
no descriptive name