• Htanaw Sar – Htanaw orthography development and language resources


    Htanaw (Danau) is an Austroasiatic language spoken by some 3000 people in six villages in southern Shan State, Myanmar. The language is largely undescribed and has no written form. In a collaborative project of native speakers and international linguists, a practical orthography to write Htanaw with Burmese characters is being developed and language data collected and analyzed. The goal is to compile an accessible archive of Htanaw material, including texts, grammatical descriptions, and an online dictionary in English, Htanaw, and Burmese for community use as well as academic research.

    Please visit sites.google.com/view/htanawsar/home while this site is under construction. Direct links to topics:

    Htanaw writing (in development)

    Htanaw vocabulary

    Htanaw primer

    Htanaw grammar

    Htanaw media

    Htanaw resources

    Htanaw stories

    Contact us at info@htanawsar.org

    Responsible for content: Mathias Jenny, Chiang Mai University and Han Tin, Chiang Mai University