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Wa (Va) is the language of the Wa people of Burma and China. [1]

69 relations: Alveolar consonant, Approximant consonant, Back vowel, Bible translations, Cangyuan Va Autonomous County, Chiang Dao District, Chiang Mai, Chiang Mai Province, Chiang Rai (city), Chiang Rai Province, China, Chinese characters, Christianity, Close vowel, Close-mid vowel, Cyrillic script, Dai people, Facebook, Fricative consonant, Front vowel, Gérard Diffloth, Gengma Dai and Va Autonomous County, Glottal consonant, Hymn, International Phonetic Alphabet, Karaoke, Kengtung, Kunming, Labial consonant, Lahu people, Lancang Lahu Autonomous County, Latin script, Mae Sai District, Mae Yao, Mandalay, Mekong, Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County, Myanmar, Nasal consonant, Nebraska, New Testament, Open vowel, Open-mid vowel, Palatal consonant, Palaungic languages, Pangkham, Pinyin, Prenasalized consonant, Romanization, Salween River, ..., Shan language, Shan State, Shuangjiang Lahu, Va, Blang and Dai Autonomous County, Stop consonant, Taunggyi, Tengchong, Thailand, Trill consonant, United Wa State Army, Velar consonant, Wa people, Wa State, Waic languages, Wiang Pa Pao District, Ximeng Va Autonomous County, Yangon, Yongde County, Yunnan, Zhenkang County. Expand index (19 more) »

Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets) of the superior teeth.

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Approximants are speech sounds that involve the articulators approaching each other but not narrowly enough nor with enough articulatory precision to create turbulent airflow.

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A back vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in spoken languages.

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The Bible has been translated into many languages from the biblical languages of Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

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Cangyuan Va Autonomous County (沧源佤族自治县; pinyin: Cāngyuán wǎzú Zìzhìxiàn) is located in Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan, China.

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Chiang Dao (เชียงดาว) is a district (amphoe) of Chiang Mai Province in northern Thailand.

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Chiang Mai (from เชียงใหม่, ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉ᩠ᨾᩲ᩵) sometimes written as "Chiengmai" or "Chiangmai", is the largest and most culturally significant city in Northern Thailand.

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Chiang Mai (Thai,; ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩉᩲ᩠ᨾ᩵) is the second-largest province (changwat) of Thailand.

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Mueang Chiang Rai (เมืองเชียงราย,; ᩮᨾᩥᩬᨦᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩁᩣ᩠ᨿ: Mueang Chiang Hai; Lao: Mueang Xieng Hai) is a city in Mueang Chiang Rai District, Chiang Rai Province.

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Chiang Rai (เชียงราย,; ᨩ᩠ᨿᨦᩁᩣ᩠ᨿ,; 60px) is the northernmost province of Thailand.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a sovereign state in East Asia.

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Chinese characters are logograms used in the writing of Chinese and some other Asian languages.

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ChristianityFrom the Ancient Greek word Χριστός, Christos, a translation of the Hebrew מָשִׁיחַ, Māšîăḥ, meaning "the anointed one", together with the Latin suffixes -ian and -itas.

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A close vowel, also known as a high vowel, is any in a class of vowel sound used in many spoken languages.

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A close-mid vowel (also mid-close vowel, high-mid vowel, mid-high vowel or half-close vowel) is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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The Cyrillic script is an alphabetic writing system employed across Eastern Europe and north and central Asia.

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The Dai people (ᦑᦺᦟ,တႆး; Tai Nüa: ᥖᥭᥰ) are one of several ethnic groups living in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture and the Dehong Dai and Jingpo Autonomous Prefecture (both in southern Yunnan, China), but by extension can apply to groups in Laos, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burma when Dai is used to mean specifically Tai Lue, Chinese Shan, Tai Dam, Tai Khao or even Tai in general.

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Facebook is an online social networking service headquartered in Menlo Park, California.

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Fricatives are consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together.

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A front vowel is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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Gérard Diffloth (born in Châteauroux, 1939) is a retired linguistics professor, formerly of the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois, and Cornell University, Ithaca, New York.

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Gengma Dai and Va Autonomous County (耿马傣族佤族自治县; pinyin: Gěngmǎ dǎizú wǎzú Zìzhìxiàn) is located in Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan, China.

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Glottal consonants are consonants using the glottis as their primary articulation.

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A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praising GOD, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a deity or deities, or to a prominent figure or personification.

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The International Phonetic Alphabet (unofficially—though commonly—abbreviated IPA)"The acronym 'IPA' strictly refers to the 'International Phonetic Association'.

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(or) is a form of interactive entertainment or video game in which an amateur singer sings along with recorded music (a music video) using a microphone and public address system.

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Kengtung (Shan:;,; เชียงตุง,,; also spelled Kyaingtong, Chiang Tung, Cheingtung, and Kengtong) is a town in Shan State, Burma.

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Kunming (Mand. pronunciation) is the capital and largest city in Yunnan Province, Southwest China.

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Labial consonants are consonants in which one or both lips are the active articulator.

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The Lahu people (own names: Ladhulsi or Kawzhawd; Vietnamese: La Hủ) are an ethnic group of China and Mainland Southeast Asia.

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Lancang Lahu Autonomous County is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er City, in southwestern Yunnan province, China.

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Latin script, or Roman script, is a set of graphic signs (script) based on the letters of the classical Latin alphabet, a form of the Cumaean Greek version of the Greek alphabet.

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Mae Sai (แม่สาย,; Shan) is the northernmost district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai Province in northern Thailand.

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Mae Yao (แม่ยาว) is a tambon (subdistrict) of Mueang Chiang Rai District, in Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.

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Mandalay is the second-largest city and the last royal capital of Burma.

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The Mekong is a trans-boundary river in Southeast Asia.

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Menglian Dai, Lahu and Va Autonomous County (孟连傣族拉祜族佤族自治县; pinyin: Mènglián dǎizú lāhùzú wǎzú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.

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Myanmar (or (also with the stress on first syllable)), officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand.

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In phonetics, a nasal, also called a nasal occlusive, nasal stop in contrast with a nasal fricative, or nasal continuant, is an occlusive consonant produced with a lowered velum, allowing air to escape freely through the nose.

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Nebraska is a state that lies in both the Great Plains and the Midwestern United States.

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The New Testament (Koine Greek: Ἡ Καινὴ Διαθήκη, Hē Kainḕ Diathḗkē) is the second major part of the Christian biblical canon, the first part being the Old Testament, which is based on the Hebrew Bible.

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An open vowel is a vowel sound in which the tongue is positioned as far as possible from the roof of the mouth.

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An open-mid vowel (also mid-open vowel, low-mid vowel, mid-low vowel or half-open vowel) is any in a class of vowel sound used in some spoken languages.

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Palatal consonants are consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth).

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The nearly thirty Palaungic or Palaung–Wa languages form a branch of the Austroasiatic languages.

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Pangkham (Va: Bangkum), previously known before 1999 as Pangsang (alternative spellings Panghsang, Phangsang), is a town in far eastern Shan State of Myanmar (Burma).

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Pinyin, or Hanyu Pinyin, is the official phonetic system for transcribing the Mandarin pronunciations of Chinese characters into the Latin alphabet in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. It is often used to teach Standard Chinese and a pinyin without diacritic markers is often used in foreign publications to spell Chinese names familiar to non-Chinese and may be used as an input method to enter Chinese characters into computers. The Hanyu Pinyin system was developed in the 1950s based on earlier forms of romanization. It was published by the Chinese government in 1958 and revised several times. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) adopted pinyin as an international standard in 1982. The system was adopted as the official standard in Taiwan in 2009, where it is used for romanization alone rather than for educational and computer input purposes. The word Hànyǔ means the spoken language of the Han people and pīnyīn literally means "spelled-out sounds".

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Prenasalized consonants are phonetic sequences of a nasal and an obstruent (or a non-nasal sonorant) that behave phonologically like single consonants.

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Romanization or latinization (or romanisation, latinisation: see spelling differences), in linguistics, is the conversion of writing from a different writing system to the Roman (Latin) script, or a system for doing so.

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The Salween (သံလွင်မြစ်,, also spelt Thanlwin; သာန်လာန်,;, Gyalmo Ngulchu;, literally "Angry River" in Chinese —the river is actually named after the Nu people living in the area, but Chinese having no phonetic script had to use a character with a similar sound as Nu which happens to be the character for rage; Shan and Thai, Mae Nam Salawin (แม่น้ำสาละวิน); is a river, about long, that flows from the Tibetan Plateau into the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia. It drains a narrow and mountainous watershed of that extends into the countries of China, Burma and Thailand. Steep canyon walls line the swift, powerful and undammed Salween, one of the longest free-flowing rivers in the world. Its extensive drainage basin supports a biodiversity comparable with the Mekong and is home to about 7 million people. In 2003, key parts of the mid-region watershed of the river were included within the Three Parallel Rivers of Yunnan Protected Areas, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The people who live on the Salween are relatively isolated from the rest of the world. The river is only navigable up to from the mouth, and only in the rainy season. The Burma Road was constructed between 1937 and 1938 during the Second Sino-Japanese War and crossed the river at the Huitong bridge. The Huitong bridge was blown by the retreating Chinese army and the river became the frontline from 1942 to 1944. The Salween Campaign of World War II, was launched in order to liberate occupied China and open the Burma Road again and connect it to the Ledo Road. Logging began on the mountains surrounding the Salween in the late 20th century, and has damaged the river's ecology. In recent years, there have been a number of proposals to dam the Salween river in China, prompting environmental concerns and wide opposition. Construction of at least one dam on a tributary of the Salween is currently underway in China's Yunnan province, and more are expected to follow.

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The Shan language (or ၽႃႇသႃႇတႆး,; ရှမ်းဘာသာ,; ภาษาไทใหญ่) is the native language of Shan people and spoken mostly in Shan State, Burma.

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Shan State (ရှမ်းပြည်နယ်,; Shan: မိူင်းတႆး; รัฐฉาน) is a state of Myanmar.

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Shuangjiang Lahu, Va, Blang and Dai Autonomous County (双江拉祜族佤族布朗族傣族自治县; pinyin: Shuāngjiāng lāhùzú wǎzú bùlǎngzú dǎizú Zìzhìxiàn) is located in Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan, China.

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In phonetics, a stop, also known as a plosive, is an oral occlusive, a consonant in which the vocal tract is blocked so that all airflow ceases.

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Taunggyi (Shan), is the capital of Shan State, Myanmar.

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Tengchong is a county-level city of Baoshan City, western Yunnan province, People's Republic of China.

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Thailand (or; ประเทศไทย), officially the Kingdom of Thailand (ราชอาณาจักรไทย), formerly known as Siam (สยาม), is a country at the centre of the Indochinese peninsula in Mainland Southeast Asia.

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In phonetics, a trill is a consonantal sound produced by vibrations between the active articulator and passive articulator.

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The United Wa State Army (ဝပြည် သွေးစည်းညီညွတ်ရေး တပ်မတော်,;; abbreviated UWSA and also known as UWS Army, is the military wing of the United Wa State Party (UWSP). It is an ethnic minority army of an estimated 20,000Johnson, Tim (August 29, 2009).. The Washington Post.-25,000 Wa soldiers of Myanmar's Special Region No. 2 led by Bao Youxiang (鲍有祥). The UWSA was formed after the collapse of the Communist Party of Burma (CPB) in 1989. UWSA announced its territory as 'Wa State Government Special Administrative Region' on 1 January 2009. Vice President is Xiao Minliang. Although the Government of Burma does not recognise Wa State, the Burmese military has frequently used the UWSA as an ally for the purpose of fighting against Shan nationalist militia groups. Currently a peace treaty has been signed.

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Velars are consonants articulated with the back part of the tongue (the dorsum) against the soft palate, the back part of the roof of the mouth (known also as the velum).

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The Wa people (Wa language: Vāx; ဝလူမျိုး;; ว้า) are an ethnic group that lives mainly in northern Burma, in the northern part of Shan State and the eastern part of Kachin State, near and along Burma's border with China, as well as in China's Yunnan Province.

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Wa State (Wa: Mēng Vax or Meung Va;; Burmese: ဝပြည်နယ်) is an unrecognised state in Burma (Myanmar) and is currently subsumed under the official Wa Special Region 2 of the Northern Shan State.

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The Waic languages are spoken in Shan State, Burma, in Northern Thailand and in Yunnan province, China.

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Wiang Pa Pao is the southwesternmost district (amphoe) of Chiang Rai Province, northern Thailand.

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Ximeng Va Autonomous County (西盟佤族自治县; pinyin: Xīméng wǎzú Zìzhìxiàn) is an autonomous county under the jurisdiction of Pu'er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China.

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Yangon (ရန်ကုန်, MLCTS rankun mrui,; also known as Rangoon, literally: "End of Strife") is a former capital of Myanmar (Burma) and the capital of Yangon Region.

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Yongde County (永德县; pinyin: Yǒngdé Xiàn) is located in Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan, China.

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Yunnan (-) is a province of the People's Republic of China, located in the far southwest of the country.

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Zhenkang County (镇康县; pinyin: Zhènkāng Xiàn) is located in Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan, China.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wa_language

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