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When his pupils heard about my origins in Burma, the rest of the discussions turned to Burma's civilization, traditions and name.
When his pupils heard about my origins in Burma, the rest of the discussions turned to Burma's civilization, traditions and name. "Are you saying," one of the scientists asked, "that you have no last name after your sire? "All of the academics, except the Reverend Teacher, glanced at my answer in surprise, and in a matter I will not soon forgotten, they asked, "No surname?
There was no better way to respond, because the tradition I was so used to without too much thought of my familial origins after my grandma died when I was a little child. Some years later, after seeing various different cultures around the globe, I realised that the Myanmar tradition of giving names is quite new.
This symbolises the special virtues of a given individual and the amazing computation of the weekday on which the individual was conceived, on the basis of the Myanmar calender year. And I was delivered at home at 10 a.m. on Saturday. After a few clandestine mothers famous astrologist from the town of Czar Tar wrote my name, Tun Ba Kaung, on it.
That way, at least I know when I was conceived, according to my Czar Tar balance sheet. There is an old-fashioned birthday document that explain the name of the newborn infant, usually prepared by friars and astrologists, through a comprehensive computation of the position of the stars, and the date and hour of newborn.
Choosing the name is of enormous importance to the Burmese population. Its name can depict the virtues of durability, wealth, health, the great devotion, the dreams and hopes of one' s parent for their baby, the signs of great and important happenings, and so on.
There may even be some with a long history behind their name. To a certain degree, the same tradition of naming human beings also applied to places that have nothing to do with the creation of Tsar Tar, but with the construction of a memorial, gravestone or icon, a piece of historic information that has been handed down from generations to generations.
The only thing we are able to do is to examine the origins of a few preserved historic titles, while the remainder of the place name remains mysterious, and in addition, over the course of the years some of them have even become distorted from their initial significance. Of course, a parent wants to do everything for their infant, choose a suitable name with great diligence, place their great hopes in the name of the infant and in the belief that their infant will become a respectable being.
The belief is that the meanings and syllables of the first name affect the name holder's prizedwheel. Occasionally, local residents could give a name to a character next to their first name. Generally nicknames are cadent, rhythmical, sometime insulting to a human being, a pets name can even be given by boyfriends, but the phenomena of invoking a boyfriend or another nicknamed is not a peculiar practice in Myanmar community.
The Myanmar name can be selected from different forms; some use only a singular name, and since four words are no longer unusual, two words or three words from common Myanmar family names are usually preferred. Generally, a singular term can be a single syllable, but there are still many prominent words that are compounded into more than one equation with nice meaning.
Individual words with a word are e.g. thanant, win, do,....etc. In principle, the first word is the date of the newborn. So it was easy to find out on which date of the month the individual was given birth by recognizing the name in the most people. One of the first syllables, Tun, of the name "Tun Ba Kaung", stands for Saturday, for example.
There' 33 dictionaries in Myanmar. Astrologically, certain dictionaries can be divided into seven working groups per month. Then the Myanmar alphabet is categorised with the corresponding weekdays. With Myanmar star signs every single weekday can be displayed.
It is also of the greatest importance in addressing the name of the Myanmar tribe. You can be approached with an appropriate title before the first name is determined by your ages, kinship and family. It' regarded as a rude way of giving a person's name directly.
In order to appeal to younger and contemporaries in front of their name, "Ko" is used as a male name. "Maung " is used as a male shape. In order to speak to older people in front of their name, "U" or "Oo" is used as a male and female verb. It' s probable that a person will be identified with "U" or "Daw" before the first name after the 30th birthday.
It is customary in Myanmar to call a foreigner with the appropriate terms "brother", "sister", "uncle", "aunt", "grandfather", "grandmother". Unlike other Western civilisations, Myanmar has a tradition of privileging Myanmar wives by priding themselves on their liberty and not having to name themselves when they get remarried. The Myanmar tribe is never aware that it is a necessary tradition to abide by it.