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Title: A new study of the Kubyaukgyi (Myazedi) inscription
Authors: Miyake, Marc
Issue Date: Sep-2018
Publisher: 第51回国際漢蔵語学会実行委員会・京都大学白眉センター
Journal title: Proceedings of the 51st International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics
Thesis number: 44
Abstract: This paper is a new analysis of the 'Rosetta Stone' for the decipherment of the extinct Pyu language once spoken in what is now Upper Burma. The two pillars collectively known as the Kubyaukgyi (a.k.a. Myazedi) inscription from c. 1112 CE have two copies of the same text in four languages: Old Burmese, Old Mon, Pali, and Pyu. I present a critical edition of the text based on newly taken photographs using RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) technology. I provide English glosses and translations of all versions of the text. I also include notes on the phonology and syntax of the Pyu text and a glossary of all words in the Pyu text including their equivalents in the other three languages of the inscription. Unlike previous Western scholarship on the Kubyaukgyi, this paper incorporates the findings of earlier Japanese studies of the Kubyaukgyi inscription. It also takes into account recent developments in Mon and Pyu language studies.
Description: [ICSTLL 51] 26th-28th September 2018 ; Kyoto University, Kyoto, JAPAN
主催 : 第51回国際漢蔵語学会実行委員会 ; 共催 : 京都大学白眉センター
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