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While this phenomenon has yet to be studied in detail in the family as a whole, it is widespread in both Tibeto-Burman and Chinese languages, and is clearly present in the oldest reconstructible forms of Chinese, and thus apparently was a feature of Proto-Sino-Tibetan.
Burmese itself is spoken by about three-fourths of the population of Burma, or about 30 million people.
The distinctive Burmese alphabet consists almost entirely of circles or portions of circles used in various combinations.
thor.prohosting.com /~linguist/burmese.htm   (1326 words)

 Myanmar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One of the top figures in Burmese history in the 20th century is Army founder and freedom figure General Aung San, a student-turned activist whose daughter is 1991 Nobel Peace Laureate and worldwide peace, freedom and democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi of the NLD, now under house arrest.
The third most recognised Burmese figure in the world is U Thant, who was UN Secretary General for two terms and highly respected throughout United Nations' history.
Burmese kings occasionally occupied some parts of China, India, small parts of Bangladesh, Laos and most of hearts of Thailand's ancient kingdoms at various times in history.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burma   (1525 words)

 Burmese pedigree cat breed profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Burmese Cats at Gizmo Cattery are bred by Claire and Carole Lamontagne.
The Burmese cat, which originated from Burma, is an elegant cat of foreign type which is easily recognised for its golden eyes and silk shining fur.
The Burmese is not as long and slender as the Siamese, nor as heavily boned as the British Shorthair.
www.catsinfo.com /burmese.html   (689 words)

Burmese arrived in Great Britain in 1949 and were shown for the first time in London in 1952.
Though the Burmese has only recently been recognized, it is worth recalling that brown cats with yellow eyes were brought into England as early as the late 19th century.The Burmese was officially introduced in France in 1956.
The Burmese contributed to the development of the Bombay when it was crossed with the American Shorthair in 1981, the Burmilla (Persian/Burmese cross), the Tiffany (longhaired Burmese), and in the 1960s, the Tonkinese (Burmese/Siamese cross).
www.furrycritter.com /resources/cats/Burmese.htm   (557 words)

 Choosing a Burmese - PetPlace.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Burmese cats are devoted and playful; if you spend most of your time away from home, this breed may not be for you.
As the legend goes, the Burmese is a descendant of a breed once worshiped in Burmese temples as embodiments of gods.
Burmese are quintessential cat companions: epitomes of playfulness, leaders in loving devotion, Velcro feline friends that stick by your side as if attached there.
www.petplace.com /articles/artShow.asp?artID=1696   (1119 words)

 UCLA Language Materials Project Language Profiles Page
Burmese, along with Tibetan, the dominant language of Tibet, is one of the two most important languages of the Tibeto-Burman branch, which includes an undetermined number of smaller languages spoken in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Burma/Myanmar, northern and western Thailand, and the Yunnan and Sichuan (Szechwan) provinces of China (Ehrhardt, 1998).
Standard Burmese evolved from a 'central' dialect spoken by the Burman population of the lower valleys of the Irrawaddy and Chindwin rivers.
Burmese is an SOV language, or more precisely a verb-final language, which essentially means that the (main) verb - usually followed by one or more particles with grammatical as well as discourse functions - occupies the final position in the sentence or clause.
www.lmp.ucla.edu /Profile.aspx?LangID=72   (2051 words)

 Catfancy.com :: Cat Fancy Magazine :: For The Love Of Cats /catfancy/breed_profiles.aspx   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Burmese cats are often the center of stories of playful behavior and of incredible devotion, loyalty to their people and their intense desire for human companionship.
CFA suspended registration of Burmese in 1947 to stop the practice and ruled that there had to be three generations of pure Burmese, not hybrids, in the pedigree to be registered as Burmese.
Burmese exported to Europe during this time were bred to the original standard with a slightly longer body and head.
www.catfancy.com /catfancy/Breed_Profiles.aspx?aid=5975   (1171 words)

 Burmese Cats
Legends say that the Burmese were the traditional pets of Royalty and Nobility long before the Siamese.
As was the Siamese, the Burmese were temple cats assigned a student monk to indulge their every whim.
The burmese cat rescue will usually be supported by other local rescue clubs and listed with the associations on the rescues page.
www.burmese-cats.com   (307 words)

 Gray Mark Traditional Burmese Cats
Burmese are often described as ‘dog’ like because they tend to follow their owners from room to room.” In the 10 plus years we have bred and shown these marvelous animals we have not found any of this description to be an exaggeration.
They are also extremely intelligent and all Burmese owners have some sort of story of how their cats have out smarted them or that they do incredible tricks like opening cabinet doors in kitchens.
Physically the Burmese is “a cat of medium size.” They also have “substantial bone structure, good muscular development and surprising weight for [their] size.” Burmese must have rounded eyes, the larger the better.
www.graymark.com   (618 words)

 Burmese --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small, rounded head and wide-set, round, yellow or golden eyes.
Burmese and the closely related Lolo dialects belong, together with the Kachinish and Kukish languages of Myanmar and neighbouring countries, to the Tibeto-Burman group of the Sino-Tibetan...
The stone inscription is the oldest form of Burmese literature; the date of the earliest extant specimen is 1113.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9018187?tocId=9018187   (701 words)

 Burmese Cat
Burmese cats originate from Burma, Thailand and Malaya and the Burmese cat of today was developed from a single cat named Wong Mau that was brought from the Orient by a sailor and given to Dr Joseph Thompson of San Francisco in 1930.
The Burmese cat was imported into the UK in 1949 by Mrs Lilian France and from these cats the breed quickly gained popularity in the UK with further cats imported from the USA later.
The Burmese cat does exist naturally on the Malay Peninsula, though they are quite rare and in the 1960s and 1970s, other native Burmese cats were imported to the US.
www.petwebsite.com /burmese_cat.htm   (472 words)

 CFA Breed Article: Burmese
Burmese studs tend to be easy-going and gentle with the females.
Burmese males are the Teddy Bears of the show ring, and being an active stud usually has very little effect on their personality.
CFA ruled that there had to be three generations of pure Burmese (not hybrids) in the pedigree to be registered as "Burmese." This was quite disheartening because of the great difficulty in maintaining breeding stock.
www.cfainc.org /breeds/profiles/articles/burmese.html   (4395 words)

 Burmese Python
While Burmese are being captive bred in the U.S. and Europe, native populations are considered to be "threatened" and are listed on Appendix II of CITES (Convention on International Trade of Endangered Species).
While Burmese (most of whom are bottomless pits when it comes to putting down food) will often gladly eat prey that is too large for their size, they will generally regurgitate the prey item one or more days later--not a pretty sight.
Remember that regardless of how tame your Burmese becomes, and no matter how long you have had it, it is still a wild animal and as such is to be considered unpredictable and potentially dangerous.
www.anapsid.org /burm.html   (3056 words)

 I-Love-Cats.com - Burmese Cats
Burmese carry surprising weight for their size and have often been described as "bricks wrapped in silk." Their coats are very short, satin-like in texture, and generally require little grooming other than daily petting.
There is a range in Burmese head and body type; the more compact cats with the rounder heads are seen in the show ring.
Burmese have large, expressive eyes that are great pools of innocence and seductive appeal, irresistible in effect.
www.i-love-cats.com /Breeds/burmese.htm   (263 words)

The Burmese is a compactly built cat with a small round head and wide-set eyes which are yellow or golden.
The underside of a Burmese is paler than the coat and the ears, face, legs, and tail may be darker.
Burmese are extremely people-oriented; their personalities are almost dog-like in a tendency to shadow their owners and in a desire to give and receive affection.
www.futurekidsnyc.com /Didy/burmese.htm   (5119 words)

 The Burmese Piano Music of U Ko Ko   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
All Burmese instruments that are capable of producing more than one tone simultaneously, make use of a formal stucture in which the melodic line is supported by a second consonant pitch at appropriate points in the composition.
The two main traditional ensembles for Burmese music are the the gong and drum ensemble, the hsaing(138k) and the chamber ensemble, in which the Burmese harp, saung gauk,(163K) and the bambo xylophone, patala are used prominently.
The possiblity of obtaining from a single performance both a notated transcription as well as an audio version which retains the performance characteristics of the original is a valuable tool for understanding the structure of this music.
research.umbc.edu /efhm/garfias/burma1.html   (1749 words)

 Cat Fanciers: Foreign Burmese: Cat Breed FAQ
Ten colours of Burmese are recognised in the Western world with the exception of the United States and Canada.
Burmese are very good mothers, and have little problem producing their young.
It is generally recognised that the Burmese is a manmade 'American' breed with a distinct Malaysian connection, developed by Dr. Joseph Thompson (and colleagues) in the 30s from the cat known as Wong Mau.
www.fanciers.com /breed-faqs/foreign-burmese-faq.html   (1567 words)

 ReliefWeb » Document Preview » Thailand: End crackdown on Burmese fleeing abuses
The Thai government is arresting and intimidating Burmese political activists living in Bangkok and along the Thai-Burmese border, harassing Burmese human rights and humanitarian groups, and deporting Burmese refugees, asylum seekers and others with a genuine fear of persecution in Burma.
The Thai government announced plans last July to send all 4,000 Burmese refugees and asylum seekers living in Bangkok and other urban areas to border camps, despite the fact that many are fearful for their security because of cross-border violence as well as political and ethnic conflicts within the camps.
Many of the estimated one million Burmese migrant workers in Thailand fled their homeland for a mixture of political and economic reasons, and could face serious reprisals from the Burmese authorities if forced to return, Human Rights Watch said.
www.reliefweb.int /rw/rwb.nsf/AllDocsByUNID/365e5349e3265ef085256e4500764677   (912 words)

 Burmese: FBRL Breed Page
The Burmese originated from Thailand, and all Burmese can trace their ancestry to a cat named Wong Mau, who arrived in the United States in the 1920s.
The Burmese was accepted for CFA studbook registration in 1936, but was not accepted for championship status until 1957.
Burmese is a lively, affectionate, and even-tempered cat with a sleek, glossy coat.
www.breedlist.com /burmese-breeders.html   (474 words)

 Burmese. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Burmese can be described as monosyllabic because root words generally consist of a single syllable.
Context, word order, and the use of musical pitch or tones, of which Burmese has three, help to differentiate the meanings of the many homonyms.
Burmese has its own alphabet, which is ultimately descended from an old script from S India.
www.bartleby.com /65/bu/Burmese.html   (189 words)

 Burmese Python: WhoZoo
Burmese pythons are one of the six biggest kinds of snakes in the world.
When Burmese pythons are out looking for food, they usually first bask in the morning sun so that they will get warm enough to be able to move around and search for food.
Today, the Burmese pythons as one of the giant snake species of the world have almost "four hundred sets of ribs".
www.whozoo.org /students/stamoo/pythonhtml.html   (1079 words)

 Burmese Cats, Burmilla (Asian) and Tiffanie Cats   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Burmese Cats - Burmese cats carry surprising weight for their size and have often been described as “bricks wrapped in silk.” Their coats are very short, satin-like in texture, and generally require little grooming other than daily petting.
Burmese are extremely people-oriented; their personalities are almost dog-like in a tendency to shadow their owners and to give and receive affection.
At the time of her death in 1997 her inspiration was about to become reality- the Burmilla was on the verge of competing for the first time at Championship status in GCCF, almost 16 years after the birth of the first kittens.
www.burmese-burmilla-tiffanie-cats.com   (817 words)

 Wisker Wuv Burmese   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Burmese's favorite pastime is either sitting in ones lap, chasing toes under the covers, or playing exterminator with any poor bug that misguidely crawled into the house.
Each Burmese has his/her own unique personality yet is a loving, affectionate, and playful companion that makes coming home worth while.
Burmese are the warm fuzzy's of my life.
www.catteryrow.com /wiskerwuv   (530 words)

 Burmese Mountain Dog
The Burmese Mountain Dog is a medium sized, muscular dog originally bred in Burma (Myanmar) to guard Buddhist temples.
A mature Burmese Mountain Dog is a handsome, upstanding and athletic dog, capable of great endurance with a fair (good) amount of speed.
Of even, dignified temperament, the Burmese Mountain Dog is devoted and affectionate to his master, reserved with strangers.
descy.50megs.com /akcj3/bmd.html   (669 words)

 Carmel Kats Burmese- Marion, IA
The Burmese, an artist would say, is an exceptionally rounded cat.
Burmese are an athletic, muscular cat which feels surprisingly heavier than its medium frame.
The Burmese female will wrap all males around her round little paw and generally will run the domestic schedule of the home.
www.carmelkats.net   (251 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Burmese sue US oil company
Twelve Burmese taking legal action in California claim that their country's military government used forced labour and its soldiers employed murder and rape to clear the way for a foreign-funded gas pipeline.
The plaintiffs, who are known only as John or Jane Doe or Roe to keep their identity from the Burmese authorities, say the army "engaged in a pattern of systematic human rights abuses and environmental degradation...
It defends its dealings with the Burmese government and says that there has been a long debate on whether isolation or engagement is the best way to deal with repressive regimes.
www.guardian.co.uk /burma/story/0,13373,1007257,00.html   (814 words)

 Burmese Python--Big, Beautiful . . . and Threatened - National Zoo| FONZ
The Burmese python is a one of two subspecies of the Indian python and one of the world's six biggest snakes.
Like all pythons and boa constrictors, Burmese pythons have anal claws on either side their bodies which are vestigial remains of hind legs that snakes lost during their evolution from lizard-like ancestors millions of years ago.
The Burmese python's survival is threatened in the wild.
nationalzoo.si.edu /Support/AdoptSpecies/AnimalInfo/BurmesePython/default.cfm   (1014 words)

 Burmese Cat Society Welfare and Rescue
The BCS runs a rescue service for abandoned or lost Burmese cats across the UK and has a number of safe houses where they can be cared for until their owner can be found or they can be placed in a new loving home.
If you have registered with me but see a cat on the pages that you think will be suited to your home please call me again as I may not have had time to look at my current list of possible homes.
Donations to the Burmese Cat Society Welfare fund are used exclusively for this work and your support is greatly appreciated.
www.burmesecatsociety.org.uk /bcsrescue.html   (398 words)

 TSUNAMI IMPACT: Thai Compassion for Burmese Migrants Wears Thin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Sensationalist Thai media reports that Burmese gangs were looting areas of southern Thailand affected by the tsunami have also not helped the case of the migrant workers.
There are now fears that the emergency relief efforts could bypass Burmese migrant workers because of their lack of legal status in the country.
Many Burmese migrants have been forced out of Burma due to civil war, extreme suppression of civil and political rights and political violence that has resulted in extreme poverty throughout the country.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=27021   (916 words)

 Burmese.org- Rescue Center
Most of our Burmese in need of rescue or rehoming are over the age of five and more often over the age of ten.
We regularly have Burmese aged 10 to 15 that are in need of new homes in various areas of the country.
If you have a Burmese that is in need of relocation or you know of an unwanted or abandoned Burmese, please fill out a survey for the Rescue Coordinator on the rescue form with your complete contact information.
www.burmesecat.org /rescue/index.html   (368 words)

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