notes and study aids on Myanmar language

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

The 1953 travels of Thakin Ko Daw Hmaing

This post presents the translation of an article titled "Finding the 1953 [text] 'World Traveler Thakin Ko Daw Hmaing'", excerpted from the journal Atwe-Amyin, Issue 242, May 2012, p. 61-69.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Oil field strikes in colonial Burma

This post presents a translation of a passage about the colonial era oil field strikes in Myanmar, taken from page 10 of the April 2012 issue of the Yaung Chi Oo Workers Association newspaper. This text originally appeared in Yebaw (Comrade) Htun Oo's book The emergence of the working class in Burma and the history of working class activism. The portrait at the top of the page is of Thakin Po Hla Kyi (as represented on the 45 kyat note).

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay's "Coffee"

This post presents (the start of) my translation of the short story "Coffee" by Journal Kyaw Ma Ma Lay. (This copy of Myanmar text is taken from Jon Fernquest's Burmese Language and Literature blog).

Monday, 9 April 2012

Dhamma tid-bits from the newspaper

This post presents a translation of a short piece of dhamma advice taken from the March 8, 2012 issue of 7 Day News, p. 11.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Review of Banmaw Tin Aung's Ng'Aw

This post provides a translation of a review of Banmaw Tin Aung's novel Ng'Aw, published in 1961.

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Me and the teashop

This post presents a translation of a short piece by U Aung Khine about teashops, from the Magazine Mokka.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

History of Myanmar's labour movement (296/505)

This post presents page 296 (from the start of "Section 30" onwards) of The History of the Myanmar Labour Movement by Thakin Lwin (Bagan Books, 1968).