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  • Phonetic respelling: အ'
  • IPA(key): /ʔə/
  • Romanization: MLCTS: a.- • ALA-LC: ’a- • BGN/PCGN: ă • Okell: ă


အ- (a.-)

  1. used to make nouns from verbs, from adjectives or from other nouns
    ထည်a.htanycloth, fabric
  2. used with a reduplicated noun to mean ‘various, diverse’
    ပြည်ပြည်a.pranypranyvarious countries
    နိုင်နိုင်ငံa.nuingnuingngamvarious states

Usage notesEdit

Very frequently deleted when the noun to which it is prefixed is used in a compound. When used with a reduplicated polysyllabic noun, only the first syllable is reduplicated.

Derived termsEdit