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Karen – Dta p’tu Dta Ka

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Ceasefire, Karen

Dta p’tu Dta Ka Relates to ceasefire The Karen word for cease-fire translates as ‘stop shooting,’ and does not necessarily convey the same meaning as the English equivalent. Literally: – Dta p’tu – stop – Dta Ka – shooting It may be applied to very local situations and conveys the idea of a general suspension of hostilities, […]

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Shan – Karn | Yang Hseuk | Keud Hseuk

May 27th, 2011 · No Comments · Ceasefire, Shan

Karn Yang Hseuk Keud Kseuk Relates to ceasefire Karn, which literally means ‘activity, action or work’, is used here as a prefix turning a verb into a verbal noun. It is only used by Thai-Shans and is meaningless in proper Shan. Hseuk means ‘battle’, ‘war’ or ‘armed conflict’. Many of the word combinations in Shan […]

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Burmese – Nyein chan yei ahpwe | Chit kji yei ahpwe | Let net ne Nyein chan yei le lae thi ahpwe | apyit ahkat yat se yei ahpwe

May 25th, 2011 · No Comments · Burmese, Ceasefire

Nyēin chān yēi ahpwe ‘Peace Group’ Chit kji yēi ahpwe ‘Goodwill Group’ Let net ne Nyēin chān yēi le lae thi ahpwe ‘Arms for Peace Group’ Apyit ahkat yat se yēi ahpwe ‘Ceasefire Group’ A referent of security, ‘peace groups’ are former insurgent organizations (See terrorist) that have agreed to stop fighting the government and […]

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