Gay People In Myanmar Have Adopted A Secret Language

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Photo courtesy of BigStock/makistock

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The Economist reports that a dialect of Burmese spoken by gay and transgender people in Myanmar, bansaka, meaning slang, involves switching vowels within words (coffee, a loan word from English, becomes keefaw) and giving new meaning to Burmese words that can help protect them from abuse.

Read the full story at the Economist 

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