ဗမာစကား (Burmese [báma sákà])
Earliest known inscriptions in the Myanmar/Burmese script dates ~11th century. The rounded letters is a result of palm leaves used as the traditional writing material. Straight lines would have torn the leaves. ca-lonh = 'round script'.
Burmese is a tonal language with 3 main tones (high, low, creaky) and 2 other tones (stopped and reduced). -indicated using diacritics or special letters.
The alphabet is syllabic; each letter has a vowel sound.
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