Finally, Burmese joins Google Translate

Today, the official Google Translate blog announced that it added 10 new languages to Google Translate, among them Burmese:

In India and Southeast Asia, we are adding Malayalam, Myanmar, Sinhala, and Sundanese.

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Modern developments in spoken Burmese

Over the years, I’ve encountered and observed several phonological changes in spoken Burmese. It’s more easily discerned when you have a handle of the actual spelling of these words. Unfortunately, there’s not much academic treatment on the Burmese language’s ongoing linguistic evolution, so I thought I’d compile a list of the ones I can readily point out.

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