Vowel Scripts

 ná thaq

{န်}

Here is the vowel script {န်} "ná thaq" which is prounced "an". If you combine the consonant {} and the vowel script {န်}, you will write {မန်} and read it "man". Remember that the vowel script {န်} "ná thaq" is interchangable with {မ်} "má thaq" or    {} (thè dhè tin) which are also prounced "an". If you combine the consonant {} and the vowel script {မ်}, you will write {မမ်} and read it "man." If you combine {} and    {} (thè dhè tin), you will write {မံ} and read it "man." {န်} (ná thaq) {မ်} (má thaq) and {} (thè dhè tin) are used for different meanings. For example, {ဆန်} means "rice" while {ဆံ} means "hair" and {ဆမ်} does not mean anything at all. Also note that each nasalized vowel has three tones and tone marks are consistant: an auq ká mjiq is added for the low tone and shé gá pauq for the high falling tone. However, {မ်} "má thaq" is never used for level tone and   thè dhè tin is never used for high falling tone. For example, see how {မန်} and {မံ} could be written in three different tones.

မန့် မန် မန်း
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မံ့ မံ မမ်း
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(low)  (level)  (high)

Listen how to spell out and read the following combinations: 

ကမ်း river bank Click Here !!!
ကန်း to be blind Click Here !!!
လမ်း street Click Here !!!
လန်း to be fresh Click Here !!!
သန် to be strong Click Here !!!