Mon, If you don't breathe, there is no air. If you don't walk, there is no earth. If you don't speak, there is no word.

လမျီုမည်ဂှ် အရေဝ်မည်ရ။ အရေဝ်မည်ဂွံဗိုန်ဂှ် လိက်ရောၚ် ဗဗိုန်ပခိုၚ်ကဵု။
ဟိုတ်ဂှ်ရ လမျီုမည် ညံၚ်ဟဂွံတိတ်အာ နူမည်ဂှ် အရေဝ်မည် မည်ဟီုညိ ဂးညိ။ လိက်မည်ဂှ် မည်ကတ်ညိ ချူညိ။

အလာံဟံသာဝတဳ

ညးမချူပတိုန်ထ္ၜး - လဂ္ဂန်ရာံ | တ္ၚဲဒိတ္ထဳ Wednesday, May 16, 2007


This Pegu Flag is seen on the website, www.worldstatesmen.org. The details of this flag are not mentioned. Only the year ,1757, of which Pegu was destroyed by Aungzeya, is seen under the frame of the flag. Here I do not add that year under the flag. If you want to see it, just click the website above.

The following is the date and a short chronological notes which are mentioned on that website:
  • 825 --(Mon)Kingdom of Pegu comprises part of present-day Southeastern Burma and West-central Thailand.
  • 1044-1287 --Under rule of Kingdom of Pagan.
  • 1539-1580 --Burmese occupation.
  • 1551 --Burmese occupation; part of Kingdom of Ava
  • 1740 --Kingdom of Pegu briefly recovers independence during the collapse of Ava.
  • 1757 --Re-incorporation into Ava.
  • 20,Dec, 1852 --Annexed to British India.

Kings
  • 1740-1747 --Smim Htaw Buddhaketi
  • 1747-1757 --Binnya Dala. (d. 1773) This year was the year of the death of Binnya Dala.

By looking into these years mentioned above, this Pegu flag, a red field and a yellow face of Sun with its white ray, had been used for 932 years from 825 to 1757.

အဆံၚ်လိက်ပတ်မည်

ညးမချူပတိုန်ထ္ၜး - လဂ္ဂန်ရာံ | တ္ၚဲဒိတ္ထဳ Monday, May 14, 2007

By holding the Hongsawatoi Fallen Memorial Day on the month of May, 8, 2007, reminds the Mon people to remember how brutality Aungzeya was during his invasion to Monland and conquered the city of Hongsawatoi, it's also called Pego or Bago, in 1757.

Now it has been 250 years since then. During these 250 years, without a country, the Mons have been facing many difficulties on how to survive their existence in the world, especially in Burma and Thailand. The most in danger is their language, which once had great influences over Southeast Asia.

***The Mon language needs ...
  • Standardization of orthography, references books
  • Teaching beyond secondary school level
  • Standardization of neologisms
  • More popular publications, including novels
  • Daily newspapers
  • Programmes on TV and radio
... and Mon will survive many more centuries.


*** ဂလာန်လတူဂှ် ကံက်နၚ်နူလိက်ကၞပ် - The Mon Language of Southeast Asia: a language near death for centuries ဘာသာမန် အရေဝ်ကြပ်ချိုတ်တၟာလလံ၊၊ အ္စာလိက်ကၞပ် Mathias Jenny, 07.05.2007
Mathias Jenny ယၟုဝွံ ညးဂှ်ရော၊၊ သၟိက်ဂွံတီတဝှ်စလာဲညးမ္ဂး ပံက်ဗှ်မုက်လိက်ဏံညိ၊၊

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