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Burmese character k.svg
က U+1000, က
MYANMAR LETTER KA
[unassigned: U+0FDB–U+0FFF]

[U+0FDA]
Myanmar
[U+1001]

TranslingualEdit

LetterEdit

က

  1. Ka, the first letter of the Burmese alphabet.

BurmeseEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Phonetic respellings: က,
  • IPA(key): /ka̰/, /ɡa̰/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: ka. • ALA-LC: ka • BGN/PCGN: ka./ga. • Okell: ká/ká
  • (file)

Usage notesEdit

  • The voiced pronunciation /ɡa̰/ occurs in the conjunction, particle, and postposition only, and only after a vowel or /ɴ/.
  • When followed by and , forms digraphs ကျ and ကြ, pronounced /t͡ɕ/ (in unvoiced positions) or /d͡ʑ/ when voiced.

Etymology 1Edit

LetterEdit

က (ka.)

  1. Ka, the first letter of the Burmese alphabet, called ကကြီး (ka.kri:) in Burmese.

Etymology 2Edit

ConjunctionEdit

က (ka.)

  1. if
    မိုးရွာကmui:rwaka.if it rains
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

ParticleEdit

က (ka.)

  1. indicates the subject of the sentence, a topic marker
    သူက ဦးမောင်မောင်ကို စောင့် နေမယ်။
    suka. u:maungmaungkui caung. nemai||
    He will wait for U Maung Maung.

Etymology 4Edit

PostpositionEdit

က (ka.)

  1. in, on (in reference to a point in time in the past)
    ပြီးခဲ့တဲ့နှစ်ကpri:hkai.tai.hnacka.(in the) last year
  2. from (in reference to a place)
    တောင်ဘက်ကtaungbhakka.from the south
    ရန်ကုန်ကrankunka.from Rangoon

Etymology 5Edit

VerbEdit

က (ka.)

  1. to dance
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 6Edit

From Mon က.

NounEdit

က (ka.)

  1. (only used in compounds) fish

ReferencesEdit


Eastern PwoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Karen *kʰaduʔ (aeroplane).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

က (transliteration needed)

  1. aeroplane

MonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Mon-Khmer *kaʔ (fish).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

က (transliteration needed)

  1. fish

PaliEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronounEdit

က

  1. Burmese script form of ka

DeclensionEdit