Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-10, 14:39

There appears to be a new site based off of a new(?) textbook:
https://sites.google.com/a/umn.edu/hmonglessons/
Apparently you can contact the author to buy the textbook. It also looks like the audio might be free onlline. I'll look into this and see what it's all about.

And I found this e-store that sells various Hmong stuff. They have some useful dictionaries and such.
http://www.hmongabc.com/

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-11, 22:01

And finally, here is the link to the e-store where you can buy the textbook I linked too in the above post:
http://hmongtext.com/

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby johnklepac » 2013-02-11, 22:29

Christ, that is cool orthography.

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2013-02-12, 14:03

Moob haib! Moob sau haib! :wink:
Hmong is awesome! And how they write is awesome too! :wink:

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2013-04-19, 15:02

I just found Hmong for Beginners in pdf format:
http://escholarship.org/uc/cseas_rw
(It's in about 10 different parts here, unfortunately and there isn't any audio either)

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2016-08-11, 13:47

So, most of us Hmong aficionados have most likely seen the White Hmong Language Lesson by Whitelock floating around the net, it's been there for a good few years. Well, after an exploratory email to CURA (university of Minnesota) on my part, I managed to get them to upload the audio! It 's not the best quality, as it was recorded in the field, but it's still workable. Especially given the state of Hmong language resources.

Here are the links:
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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2016-08-11, 13:58

As a side note, CURA also has the audio to the White Hmong Dialogues by Strecker, but I haven't inquired about those tapes yet.

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EDIT: I inquired about these tapes, so we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed!

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby Linguaphile » 2016-10-16, 16:46

księżycowy wrote:As a side note, CURA also has the audio to the White Hmong Dialogues by Strecker, but I haven't inquired about those tapes yet.

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EDIT: I inquired about these tapes, so we'll see what happens. Fingers crossed!


Good to know... ua tsaug ntau!

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2016-10-16, 22:04

You just reminded me that I haven't heard anything in a while about that audio.

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2017-11-06, 22:51

I just happened to stumble across this site, which oddly enough contains audio files to both White Hmong Dialogues and Hmong for Beginners: http://www.travisgore.com/hmong-monday-page/

As with all Hmong materials, the audio is of variable quality.

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby vijayjohn » 2018-02-10, 22:23

I'm not learning Hmong atm or anything, but I still just wanted to thank everyone for all these resources. :) (Same with other languages, too)

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby księżycowy » 2018-02-11, 10:22

So.....are you going to learn some Hmong eventually?

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Re: Hmoob (Hmong Language)苗语

Postby Linguaphile » 2018-07-07, 1:35

Some Hmong loanwords from Lao, Thai, and Chinese. Many have native Hmong synonyms (such as to taub which is more common than khauj cais for 'to understand'.) So the list is by no means a list of "they didn't have a native word for that," just a list of words used which are borrowed. I think it's interesting to see how words from other languages are adapted into Hmong phonology and orthography.

asthiv (week) Thai อาทิตย์
askaj (weather) Lao ອາກາດ, Thai อากาศ
chav (room) Mandarin 间
chiv (begin) Mandarin 始
faivfab (electricity) Lao ໄຟຟ້າ, Thai ไฟฟ้า
fawm (rice noodles) Vietnamese phở
foob (sue, bring suit against) Thai ฟ้อง
hoobhianb (school) Lao ໂຮງຮຽນ
hoobnab (restroom) Thai ห้องน้ำ
kabtaij (rabbit) Thai กระต่าย
khaubnoom (candy) Lao ເຂົ້າຫນົມ
khaujcais (understand) Lao ເຂົ້າໃຈ
khibnyiab (garbage) Thai ขยะ
khomob (doctor) Lao ຫາຫມໍ, Thai หาหมอ
lavphijxos (responsible) Thai รับผิดชอบ
lavthabnpas (government) Lao ລັດຖະບານ
lawm (already) Thai เเล้ว
lubfais (car) Thai รถไฟ
meej (clear) Mandarin 明
txiv mojphob (coconut) Lao ຫມາກພ້າວ, Thai มะพร้าว
mom (hat) Mandarin 帽
moo (time) Thai โมง
naiskhu (teacher) Lao ນາຍຄູ
nasthis (minute) Lao ນາທີ, Thai นาที
pab (help) Mandarin 帮
peevxim (ability) Mandarin 本事
piv (compare) Mandarin 比
sibhawm (time) Mandarin 时候
swb (defeat) Mandarin 输
teeb (lamp) Mandarin 燈
thaij (take a picture) Thai ถ่าย
tseemfwv (government) Mandarin 政府
tsooj (television channel) Thai ช่อง
tubyees (refrigerator) Lao ຕູ້ເຢັນ, Thai ตู้เย็น
vaam (hope) Mandarin 望
hnub vasnaqaas (Tuesday) Thai วันอังคาร
hnub vasncaas (Monday) Thai วันจันทร์
hnub vasnphuv (Wednesday) Thai วันพุธ
hnub vasnthiv (Sunday) Thai วันอาทิตย์
hnub vasntxhaus (Saturday) Thai วันเสาร์
hnub vasntxhuv (Friday) Thai วันศุกร์
xeem (family name, clan) Mandarin 姓
xibfwb (teacher) Mandarin 师父
xim (color) Lao ສີ, Thai สี
xuasmoo (hour) Lao ຊົ່ວໂມງ
yeej (victory) Mandarin 赢
yoojyim (easy) Mandarin 容易

Some loan words from English (used by Hmong speakers in the United States):
auvxintsws (oxygen)
avpaum (apple)
daivpawm (diaper)
foos (phone)
koospistawj (computer)
lasmas (llama)
mais (mile)
maustaus (motorcycle)
mauv vim (movie)
mesnkaszees (magazine)
najnpawb (number)
npavdawm (butter)
phaus (pound)
teslesfoos (telephone)
thevnablasntsis (technology)
thisvis (television, tv)
xesnesmas (cinema)


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