Iu Mienh resources


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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-20, 0:30

Color words

Jieqv - black
Jieqv-yangh - dark brown ("black-yellow")
Jieqv-siqv - dark red, reddish brown ("black-red")
Jieqv-baeqc - dark grey ("black-white")
Hmatv-jieqv - pitch black ("intense-black")

Baeqc - white
Baeqc-mbouc - soft white ("white-snowy")

Mbuov - blue
Baeqc-mbuov - grey ("white-blue")
Mbuov-saaiv - grey ("blue-ash")

Maeng - green
Maeng-gox - dark green ("green-old")
Maeng-lunx - light green ("green-young")
Maeng-mbienc - very light green ("green-pale")
Maeng-nzang - bright green ("green-clear")

Yangh - yellow
Yangh-gox - dark orange, brown ("yellow-old")
Yangh-jiem - gold ("yellow-expensive")
Yangh-siqv - yellowish orange ("yellow-red")
Yangh-nqaiv - brownish yellow ("yellow-manure")

Siqv - red
Siqv-yangh - reddish orange ("red-yellow")
Siqv-baeqc - light red ("red-white")
Siqv-lunx - pink, light red, light purple ("red-young")
Siqv-mbuov - dark purple ("red-blue")
Siqv-nziaamv - dark red, scarlet ("red-blood")
Siqv-jieqv - dark brown ("red-black")

Luoqc - purple/pink
Luoqc-lunx - light purple, light pink ("purple/pink young")
Luoqc-gox - dark purple, dark pink ("purple/pink old")

Mbiaan - purple
Mbiaan-lunx - light purple ("purple-young")
Mbiaan-gox - dark purple ("purple-old")

Setv - color
Ndopv-setv - beige ("skin-color")
Setv-mbienc - faded, lacking in color ("color-pale")

Common qualifiers for colors
Gox - dark, old (dark colors are referred to as "old")
Lunx - light, young (light colors are referred to as "young")
Hmuangx - dark
Mbienc - pale
Nzang - clear, bright
Hmatv - intensely dark

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mba'hnoi-yangh - yellow sun; norqc mbuov - blue bird

An article about Mien color terms

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Re: Iu Mienh lessons #1 and #2

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-20, 18:21

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_SQip94dbU

Hnangv haaix nor gorngv "book" yiem Mienh waac? Sou. = How do you say "book" in Mienh? "Sou."
    hnangv haaix nor = how, what is it like, what do you think, etc.
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    mienh = Mien
    waac = language
    sou = book
Hnangv haaix nor gorngv "sou" yiem Ang^gitc waac? Book. = How do you say "sou" in English? "Book."
    ang^gitc = England (loan from Lao ອັງກິດ)
    ying guoqv = England, United Kingdom
    ying = England
    guoqv = country, nation, kingdom
    waac = language

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8FIibq9Uho

Naaiv se haaix nyungc? = What is this?
Naaic se haaix nyungc? = What is that?
    naaiv = this
    naaic = that
    se = is
    haaix = interrogative
    nyungc = kind
    haaix nyungc = what kind, what is it
maqv mong gu'nguaaz biouv = a baby mango
    maqv mong biouv = mango
    gu'nguaaz = baby
    biouv = fruit
yietc norm biauv = a house
    yietc = one
    norm = classifier
    biauv = house
Meih nyei mbuox heuc haaix nyungc? = what is your name?
    meih - you
    nyei = belongs to
    meih nyei = your
    mbuox = name
    heuc = call
    haaix = interrogative
    nyungc = kind
    haaix nyungc = what kind, what is it
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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons 3, 4, 5

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-21, 15:17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p51KaPvr4wA

"Mbu'ndongx" gorngv haaix nyungc yiem Ang^gitc waac? = what does "mbu'ndongx" mean in English?
"Middle" gorngv haaix nyungc yiem Mienh waac? = what does "middle" mean in Mienh?
    mbu'ndongx = middle
    (all other words are in the previous videos)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tckx6cckqKY

Tov aengx gorngv nzunc donc deix? = please could you say that again slower?
    tov = to ask, to beg, to plead
    aengx = again, another, also
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    nzunc = occurrences, number of times
    donc deix = slower

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGj-Ih_0X8g

Yie gorngv zuqc nyei fai? = did I say that right?
    yie = I
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    zuqc nyei = correct
    fai = question particle for yes/no questions; literally means "or" (like German "oder")

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-22, 13:55

Body parts in Iu Mienh

sin zaangc - body
m'nqorngv - head
mba'biei (mbaqc beie) - hair
hmien - face
biorngh - forehead
m'zing (mueic zing) - eye
m'zing ndopv - eyelid
mungh maih - eyebrow
m'normh - ear
m'normh biouv - earlobe
mungh maih bieie
mba'zorng (mbaqc zorng) - nose
kamh bui (kamx bui) - cheek
ha'baah (haac baah) - chin
ha'baah mbungv - jawbone
nzuih baengx - mouth
mbietc - tongue
nyaah - tooth
nzuqc meix - lip
jaang - neck
jaang-hoh - throat
mba'dauh (mbaqc-dauh) - shoulder
la'kuotv (laqc kuotv) - chest
buoz-seih ndiev - armpit
buoz-seih quotv - elbow
buoz-seih jaang - forearm
buoz - hand, arm
buoz-ndoqv - finger
buoz-ndoqv-nyeiz - thumb
buoz-zaangv - palm
ga'sie - stomach area, belly
ga'sie-nutv - navel
jaaiv - back
camh zuih - thigh
cing mborqc - knee
zaux - leg
zaux-mueic - ankle
zaux-benv - arch of foot
zaux-ndiev - sole of foot
zaux-ndoqv - toe
zaux-ndqov-nyeiz - big toe
m'nqorngv famv - brain
mba'nziu (mbatc nziu) - heart (physical organ)
hnyouv - heart, mind
piom - lung
ga'sie-mbuoqc - stomach
hlan - liver
orv-daic - muscle
mbungv - bone
nziaamv - blood

Haaix hnangv haaix nor? - how do you feel?
Yie nyei jaang-hoh mun - my throat hurts
Yie nyei ga'sie mun - my stomach hurts
Yie nyei m'nqorngv mun - I have a headache
Meih qiemx zuqc tengx nyei fai? - do you need help?
Tov meih tengx dangh yie duqv nyei? - could you help me?
Naiv ndau maaih naih morx nyei? - is there a doctor here?
Meih maaih suanqx nyei? - do you have a blanket?
Yie juangv. - I am cold.
Yie kov taic. - I am very tired.

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-22, 14:00

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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons 6, 7, 8

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-22, 20:28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tVs3RGCovec

Ov, hnangv naaic nor? = oh, like that?
Ov, hnangv nc nor? = oh, like that?
    ov = oh (in the video he says "oh")
    hnangv = same, like
    naaic = that (can be shortened to nc)
    nor = interrogative

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CNsCpKyoWYU

ndau wuov = so then... (a crutch word to use when you are thinking of what to say)
    ndau = so
    wuov = there, then
doic = friend; companion; generation

ndau wuov = so then...
wuov nyungc = so then

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWF4RzchI-I
Wuov nyungc, se gorngv yie gorngv... = so then, if I say...
    wuov nyungc = so then
    se = is
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    yie = I
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
naaiv joux waac nyei waac-eix leiz se = then that means...
    naaiv = this
    joux = word, sentence
    waac-eix = meaning, significance
    nyei = belongs to
    leiz = inside
    se = is

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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons 9, 10, 11

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-23, 16:24

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzmI0sA_gZE

Hnangv haaix nor gorngv naaic joux waac? = how do you pronounce that word? (in the video they translate this as "how do you spell that word")
    hnangv haaix nor = how, what is it like, what do you think, etc.
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    naaic = that
    joux = phrase, word, sentence
    waac = language, speech

"ziqc ndaaih mienh" mv zeiz "cie-ndaix mienh" = "across-the-river people", not "airplane people"
    zipc = across, on the opposite side
    ndaaih = large river (small river would be ndoqc)
    mienh = people
    maiv = no, not (shortened to mv)
    zeiz = right, correct
    mv zeiz = not correct; it isn't
    cie = vehicle
    ndaix = fly
    cie-ndaix = airplane
    mienh = people

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwrR4W_A4lY

Meih haih gorngv mienh waac nyei fai? = Do you speak Mienh?
Meih haih gorngv mienh waac nyei saah? = Do you speak Mienh?
Meih haih gorngv mienh waac nyei haah? = Do you speak Mienh?
    meih = you
    haih = able
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    mienh = Mienh
    waac = language
    nyei = belong
    fai / saah / haah = question particle for yes/no questions

To ask if a person speaks English, replace the underlined word mienh with any of these:

angkitv = England (loan from Lao ອັງກິດ) [a common spelling]
ang^gitc = England (loan from Lao ອັງກິດ) [the spelling used in the video]

ying guoqv = England, United Kingdom
    ying = England
    guoqv = country, nation, kingdom
janh me'gaa = English (American)
    janh = foreigner, non-Mienh
    meiv guoqv = American (shortened to me'gaa)

Other languages
    janh taiv = Thai
    janh laauv = Lao
    janh kaeqv = Chinese
    janh pa'maah = Burmese
    janh maan = Burmese
    janh ba'miuh = Hmong
    janh faac guoqv = French
    janh faac langx = French

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kufraxw6MGQ

Yie haih gorngv mienh waac = I speak Mienh
    yie = I
    haih = able
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    mienh = Mienh
    waac = language

Yie se mienh = I am Mien
    yie = I
    se = be (am, is, are)
    mienh = Mienh person; also means "person" in general

Oh, yaauc dingh aqv! = oh, good!
    yaauc = good
    dingh = stop
    aqv = used at the end of a phrase
Yie a'hneiv haic! = I'm very happy [to hear that]
    yie = I
    ah'neiv = happy
    haic = very

A'hniev ("happy") is also used in the phrase for "welcome":
A'hneiv zipv = welcome! ("happy to receive")
A'hneiv zipv meih = welcome! ("happy to receive you")
    a'hneiv = happy
    zipv = receive
    meih = you
A'hneiv duqv buangh = nice to meet you ("happy to get to meet")
    a'hniev = happy
    duqv = get
    buangh = meet

Other common greetings (some used at the beginning of the videos) - fai/saah can be used interchangeably, or left off:

Yiem longx nyei = live well
Yiem longx nyei saah? = do [you] live well?
Yiem longx nyei fai oc? = do [you] live well?
Meih yiem longx nyei? = [do] you live well?
Meih yiem longx nyei fai oc? = do you live well?
Meih longx nyei saah? = [are] you well?
Meih mbuo yiem longx nyei saah? = do you all live well?
    meih = you (singular)
    meih mbuo = you (plural)
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    longx = good
    nyei = belongs to
    longx nyei = good, okay
    fai / saah / haah = question particle for yes/no questions
    oc = please, polite particle
Longx nyei. = [I live] well
Yiem longx nyei. = [I] live well.
Yie yiem longx nyei. = I live well.
Yie se longx nyei. = I am well.
    se = be (is, am, are)
    longx = good, well
    longx nyei = good, well
    waaic = bad, poorly
Meih mv gaengh nyanc hnaangx saah? = have you eaten yet?
    meih = you
    mv = no, not (shortened form of maiv)
    gaengh = not yet
    nyanc = to eat
    hnaangx = rice, food
    saah = question particle for yes/no questions
Nyanc liuz aqv = I have eaten
    liuz = finished
    aqv = used at the end of a phrase
Mv gaengh nyanc oc = I have not eaten yet
    mv = no, not (shortened form of maiv)
    gaengh = not yet
    nyanc = to eat
    oc = please, polite particle

The following are becoming more common than they used to be, probably through influence of other languages:

Lungh ndorm longx = good morning
Baengh orn lungh ndorm = good [safe/peaceful] morning
    baengh orn = safe, peaceful
    lungh = time of day; sky
    lungh ndorm = morning
    longx = good
Lungh aanx longx = good afternoon (in early afternoon)
Baengh orn lungh aanx = good [safe/peaceful] afternoon (in early afternoon)
    lungh aanx = noon
Lungh hmuangx longx = good evening (before dark)
Baengh orn lungh hmuangx = good [safe/peaceful] evening (before dark)
    lungh hmuangx = evening
Lungx muonx longx = good evening (after dark)
Baengh orn lungh muonx = good [safe/peaceful] evening (after dark)
    lungh muonx = night, darkness

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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-24, 14:20

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2tX73Kgcg4

Longx nyei fai oc? = [do you] live well?

Weic naaic yie caux meih haih gorngv waac = that means you and I can talk
    weic = for, because of
    weic naaic = because of that
    weic naaiv = because of this
    yie = I
    caux = together, with
    meih = you
    yie caux meih = you and I ("I with you")
    haih = able
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    waac = language, speech
    gorngv waac = to talk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo5ZuoGBrHA
weic zuqc... = because...
    weic = for, because of
    zuqc = correct, right

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ8z3NI5I7k
Yie haih gorngv Mienh waac deix baac. = I speak Iu Mienh a little.
    yie = I
    haih = able
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    Mienh waac = Iu Mienh language
    deix baac = a little bit

Oh, yaauc dingh aqv! Yie a'hneiv haic! Weic naaic yie caux meih haih gorngv waac, weic zuqc yie haih gorngv Mienh waac deix baac. = Oh good! I am happy! That means you and I can talk, because I speak Mienh a little bit.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TYMMDk-OoCQ
Za'gengh zien nyei = really; it's true
    za'gengh = true (shortened form of zien gengh)
    zien = true
    nyei = belong
    zien nyei = it's true
Yie kungx haih gorngv Mienh waac deix baac hnangv. = I can speak only a little Iu Mienh.
    yie = I
    kungx = only, alone
    haih = able
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    Mienh waac = Iu Mienh language
    deix baac = a little bit
    hnangv = only, merely

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jeuzYEKGDg
mv baac = but, however; no matter what; endless (In the video he calls this a "conjugation", obviously he means "conjunction"!)
    mv = no, not (shortened form of maiv)
    baac = finish

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JgitJSTY-Is
Yie hnamv daaih meih haih tengx yie gorngv Mienh waac gauh junh nyei. = I think you can help me learn Iu Mienh better.
    yie = I
    hnamv = think (this word also means "love")
    daaih = come
    meih = you
    haih = able
    tengx = help
    yie = I, me
    gorngv = speak, talk, say
    Mienh waac = Iu Mienh language
    gauh = more
    junh = good pronunciation
    nyei = belong

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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-25, 13:43

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Lm_wPOgLq8
hnangv naaiv = so then, therefore; like this
hnangv nc nor = so then, therefore, like that
    hnangv = same, like
    naaiv = this
    naaic = that
    nc = that (shortened form of naaic)
    nor = interrogative

Lauh haic maiv aengx duqv buatc = long time no see
    lauh = long (time)
    haic = very
    maiv = no, not
    aengx = again, another, also
    duqv = get
    buatc = see
    duqv buatc = get to see

Lauh haic mv buatc meih = [I] haven't seen you for a long time
    lauh = long (time)
    haic = very
    mv = no, not (shortened form of maiv)
    buatc = see
    meih = you

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9HLd5vvgj8
Pronunciation is slightly off in this video but it shows sentence structure.

Yie nyei mbuox heuc Jiem Zingh = My name is Jiem Zingh.
    yie = I
    nyei = belong
    yie nyei = my
    mbuox = name
    heuc = call
Yie hnamv daaih yie haih njaaux yie ganh hoqc hiuv duqv gorngv Iu Mienh waac se gorngv maaih Mienh camv haih tengx yie. = I think I can teach myself to learn to speak Iu Mienh if there are many Mienh people who can help me.
    yie = I
    hnamv daaih = think
    haih = able
    njaaux = to teach
    yie ganh = myself
    hoqc = to learn
    hoqc hiuv = to learn how
    duqv = get
    gorngv = speak
    mienh = Mien
    waac = language
    se = be (is, are, am)
    maaih = have
    Iu Mienh = Mienh people
    camv = many
    haih = able
    tengx = help
    yie = me

Yie zoux fin-saeng = I am a teacher
    zoux = work
    fin-saeng = teacher
Yie tengx mienh hoqc hiuv duqv gorngv Saaben waac = I help people learn to speak Spanish
    tengx = help
    mienh = people
    hoqc = to learn
    hoqc hiuv = to learn how
    duqv = get
    gorngv = speak
    Saaben = Spanish
    waac = language

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Re: Iu Mienh short lessons "gorngv"

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-07-30, 23:33

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pUnDTW0lbBo

Gorngv = to speak, to say

Yie haih gorngv Mienh waac deix baac hnangv. = I speak Iu Mienh only a little.
    yie = I
    haih = able
    gorngv = to speak, to say
    Mienh waac = Iu Mienh language
    deix baac = a little bit
    hnangv = only
Yie mv haih gorngv meih nyei waac. = I can't speak your language.
    yie = I
    mv = no, not (shortened form of maiv)
    haih = able
    gorngv = to speak, to say
    meih = you
    nyei = belong
    meih nyei = your
    waac = language
Meih gorngv haaix joux waac? = What did you say?
    meih = you
    gorngv = to speak, to say
    haaix = interrogative
    joux = word, sentence
    waac = speech, language
Hnangv haaix nor gorngv ... yiem Mienh waac? Sou. = How do you say ... in Mienh?
    hnangv haaix nor = how, what is it like, what do you think, etc.
    gorngv = to speak, to say
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    mienh = Mien
    waac = language

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-08-03, 6:13

Yie haih saauv duqv taux yietc baeqv waanc yiem Mienh waac = I can count to one million in Mienh
    yie = I
    haih = able
    saauv = count, number
    duqv = get, attain
    taux = arrive, reach
    yietc = one
    baeqv = hundred
    waanc = ten thousand
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    mienh = Mienh; person
    waac = language

Saauv (numbers)

0= lengh
1= yietc
2= i
3= buo
4= biei
5= biaa
6= juqv
7= siec
8= hietc
9= nduoh

10= ziepc
11= zipec yietv
12= ziepc nyeic
13= zipec faam
14= ziepc feix
15= ziepc hmz
16= ziepc luoqc
17= ziepc cietv
18= ziepc betv
19= ziepc juov

20= nyeic ziepc
21= nyeic ziepc yietv
22= nyeic ziepc nyeic
23= nyeic ziepc faam
24= nyeic ziepc feix
25= nyeic ziepc hmz

30= faah ziepc
40= feix ziepc
50= hmz ziepc
60= luoqc ziepc
70= cietv ziepc
80= betv ziepc
90= juov ziepc

100= yietc baeqv
200= nyyeic baeqv
300= faam baeqv
400= feix baeqv
500= hmz baevv

1000= yietc cin

10000= yietc waanc
100000= ziepc waanc
1000000= yietc baeqv waanc

1st= da'yietv
2nd= da'nyeic
3rd= da'faam
4th= da'feix
5th= da'hmz
6th= da'luoqc
7th= da'cietv
8th= da'betv
9th= da'juov
10th= da'ziepc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XQhwGhOw5U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrVn6iwx9M0

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-08-08, 0:38

In Iu Mienh with English subtitles:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwOILMLC70I

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-08-08, 4:11

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPBHTUr2nes&t=68s

The transcription is mine, so, any errors are mine too.

Meih yiem longx nyei fai? = How are you?
    meih = you
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    longx nyei = good, okay
    fai = question particle for yes/no questions
Yie yiem longx nyei = I am fine.
    yie = I
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    longx nyei = good, okay
Meih mingh haaix? = Where are you going?
    meih = you
    mingh = go
    haaix = interrogative particle (in this case, "where')
Meih mingh wuov huaav fai? = Are you going over there?
    meih = you
    mingh = go
    wuov huaav = over there, yonder
    fai = question particle for yes/no questions
Yie mingh Mungv Gorkc. = I'm going to Bangkok.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    mungv = city, town
    Mungv Gorkc = Bangkok
Yie mingh cie-zaamc wuov. = I'm going to the bus station.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    cie = bus
    zaamc = station
    wuov = there
Yie mingh ndeic. = I'm going to the farm.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    ndeic = cultivated field, farm
Yie mingh tengx ninh. = I'm going to help her.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    tengx = help
    ninh = her
Yie mingh tengx ninh mbuo. = I'm going to help them.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    tengx = help
    ninh = her
    mbuo = pluralizer for pronouns
    ninh mbuo = them
Yie mingh mungv. = I'm going to the town.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    mungv = city, town
Yie mingh hei. = I'm going to the market.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    hei = market
Yie mingh zouv lai. = I'm going to cook.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    zouv = cook
    lai = vegetable
    zouv lai = cook vegetables; cook food in general
Meih longx haic. = You are [very] good.
    meih = you
    longx = good, well
    haic = very
Meih hnangv haaix nor zoux? = How do you do it?
    meih = you
    hnangv = only, same, like
    haaix = interrogative
    nor = interrogative, emphatic particle
    hnangv haaix nor = how, what is it like, what do you think, etc.
    zoux = do
Yie wuonh jaux. = I boil eggs.
    yie = I
    wuonh = boil
    jaux = egg
Hnangv naaiv nor zoux. = Do it this way.
    hnangv = only, same, like
    naaiv = this
    nor = emphatic particle
    zoux = do
Yie zoux bun meih mangc = I'll show you.
    yie = I
    zoux = do
    bun = give, let, allow, permit
    meih = you
    mangc = look, observe, see
Zuov dangh = Wait a moment
    zuov = wait
    dangh = moment, short period of time
Meih nzuonx haaix zanc? = When are you coming back?
    meih = you
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    haaix = interrogative
    zanc = moment, time
Yie nzuonx yiem leiz-baaix yietv. = I'm coming back on Monday.
    yie = I
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    yiem = to live, to be; from; alive
    leiz-baaix = week
    leiz = custom, tradition, law
    baaix = worship, respect, honor
    yietv = first
    leiz-baaiz yietv = Monday
Yie nzuonx njang hnoi. = I'm coming back tomorrow.
    yie = I
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    njang = dawn, daybreak
    hnoi = day
    njang hnoi = tomorrow
Meih nzuonx njang hnoi fai? = Are you coming back tomorrow?
    meih = you
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    njang = dawn, daybreak
    hnoi = day
    njang hnoi = tomorrow
    fai = question particle for yes/no questions
Njang hnoi meih nzuonx fai? = Are you coming back tomorrow?
    Same as above, different word order.
Yie mbuo nzuonx njang hnoi. = We are coming back tomorrow.
    yie mbuo = we
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    njang hnoi = tomorrow
Ov, yie nzuonx maiv duqv = No, I can't [come back].
    ov = exclamation
    yie = I
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    maiv = no
    duqv = can
Yie nzuonx dieh hnyangx. = I'm coming back next year.
    yie = I
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
    dieh = next
    hnyangx = year
Yie maiv duqv = I cannot.
    yie = I
    maiv = no
    duqv = can
Aeqc, yie nzuonx. = Yes, I will [return].
    aeqc = yes
    yie = I
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
Aeqc, yie mbuo nzuonx. = Yes, we will [return].
    aeqc = yes
    yie mbuo = we
    nzuonx = return, go home, return home
Yie laengz zoux maiv duqv. = I can't promise.
    yie = I
    laengz = accept, acknowledge
    zoux = to do
    laengz zoux = promise
    maiv = no
    duqv = can
Meih mingh horqc dorngh? = Are you going to school?
    meih = you
    mingh = go
    horqc = school
    dorngh = site
Aeqc, yie mingh horqc. = Yes, I am [going to school].
    aeqc = yes
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    horqc = school
Ov, yie mv mingh. = No, I'm not [going].
    ov = exclamation
    yie = I
    mv = no, not (short form of maiv)
    mingh = go
Meih hnangv haaix nor hnamv? = What do you think?
    meih = you
    hnangv haaix nor = how, what is it like, what do you think, etc.
    hnamv = think
Meih hatc zuqc mingh. = You should go.
    meih = you
    hatc = to pressure someone
    zuqc = shall, should
    mingh = go

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-08-10, 23:18

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjvG3ha2tfk

Yie mingh maaiz ga'naaiv = I'm going to buy something.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    maaiz = buy
    ga'naaiv = materials, objects, stuff
Daaih nyanc hnaangx = Come and eat
    daaih = come
    nyanc = eat
    hnaangx = rice; food in general
Hopv wuom = Drink water
    hopv = drink
    wuom = water
Yie hopv wuom duqv nyei fai? = Can I drink water?
    yie = I
    hopv = drink
    wuom = water
    duqv = get
    duqv nyei = it's possible
    fai = interrogative
Yie hopv wuom. = I'm drinking water.
    yie = I
    hopv = drink
    wuom = water
Hopv wuom camv camv nyei. = Drink lots of water.
    hopv = drink
    wuom = water
    camv = much, plenty
    nyei = belong; be
Zoux bun meih sin longx. = It's good for your body.
    zoux = do
    bun = give, let, allow, permit
    meih = you
    sin = body
    longx = good
Yie mingh bueix njormh. = I'm going to sleep.
    yie = I
    mingh = go
    bueix = lie down
    njormh = to rest with closed eyes
    bueix njormh = to sleep
Yie oix njormh. = I am sleepy.
    yie = I
    oix = want
    njormh = to rest with closed eyes

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-08-11, 18:57

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJ5yj18hwTM

Mbuo oix zouv haaix nyungc nyanc? = What are we going to cook?
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    haaix = interrogative
    nyungc = kind
    haaix nyungc = what kind, what is it
    nyanc = to eat
Mbuo oix zouv jai-jaux nyanc = we are going to cook eggs
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    jai = chicken
    jaux = egg
    nyanc = to eat
Mbuo oix zouv hnaangx = we are going to cook rice
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    hnaangx = rice
Mbuo oix zouv lai = we are going to cook vegetables
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    lai = vegetables
Mbuo oix zouv dopc lai = we are going to cook string beans
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    dopc = bean
    lai = vegetable
    dopc lai = string beans, long beans
Mbuo oix zouv fanh mbouh = we are going to cook squash/pumpkin
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    fanh mbouh = pumpkin
Mbuo oix zouv ba'daatc = we are going to cook bitter gourd
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    ba'daatc = bitter gourd, bitter melon
Mbuo oix zouv mbiauz = we are going to cook fish
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    mbiauz = fish
Mbuo oix zouv ga'maeqc = we are going to cook corn
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    ga'maeqc = corn
Mbuo oix zouv lai dorngc = we are going to cook cabbage
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    lai = vegetable
    dorngc = sweet
    lai dorngc = cabbage
Mbuo oix zouv jai = we are going to cook chicken
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    jai = chicken
Mbuo oix zouv jai = we are going to cook radish
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    lai = vegetable
    batc = trunk
    ndoih = root vegetable
    lai batc ndoih = radish
Mbuo oix zouv loz-laangz biouv = we are going to cook tomato
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    loz = old
    laangz = village
    biouv = fruit
    loz-laangz biouv = tomato
Mbuo oix zouv loz-laangz biouv = we are going to cook potato
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    yaangh ix ndoih = potato
Mbuo oix zouv loz-laangz biouv = we are going to cook sweet potato
    mbuo = we
    oix = want
    zouv = cook
    fanh ndoih = sweet potato
normh ziu-biouv = banana

guaa-domx = watermelon

muoqc oix = guava

a'ngunc biouv = grape

maqv mong = mango

gaam-ziex ndiangx = sugar cane

biouv zuoqc = ripe fruits
    biouv = fruit
    zuoqc = ripe
hnaangx zeih = ladle
    hnaangx = rice; food in general
    zeih = paddle, flat ladle
ba'gern = spoon

zaanv = cup

nzormc = bowl

njiuv = scissors

caeng = pan, kettle, pot

nzuqc = knife

gorngc = bottle

cong = onion

funx = garlic

hmei = oil

saa-dorngh = sugar

nyorx = milk

kaafae = coffee

zaah = tea
    hopv zaah = drink tea
hnaangx = rice; food in general

mbuonv = flour

sung = ginger

jou = mushroom

deih = table

gaengh = door

don = chair

ndau = floor

nongc = wall

gaengh dorn = window

tei = ladder

coux = bed

nzomx-dauh = pillow

suangx = blanket

ziqc = mat

mungz-dangx = mosquito net
    mungz = flying insect
    dangx = screen; lack of; unavailable
youh dang = lamp

dienx = light, electricity

qongx = room

cie liuh = garage

lui-houx = clothing
    lui = shirt, jacket, upper garment
    houx = pants, trousers, lower garment
houx-nangv = shorts, underwear
    houx = pants, trousers
    nangx = short
lui = shirt, t-shirt, jacket, upper garment

lui-nangv = polo shirt, short-sleeved shirt
    lui = shirt
    nangv = short
houx ndaauv = pants
    houx = pants, trousers, lower garment
    ndaauv = long
matc = socks

junh = skirt

lui-mueix ndaauv = long-sleeved
    lui-muiex = sleeve
    ndaauv = long
lui-nqomz = coat

saeng-kuv hieh zoih = animals
    saeng-kuv = animal
    hieh = wild
    zoih = animal
juv = dog

lomh miu = cat

maaz = horse

yungh ngongh = cow

suiv-ngongh = water buffalo

naauz = rat

zaangz = elephant

naang = snake

norqc = bird

norqc domh jaangv = eagle
    norqc = bird
    domh = great
    jaangv = a type of bird
mbing = monkey

norqc meix = sparrow

mungz-nyaih = mosquito

mungz = flying insect

gaeng-mbung = cockroach
    gaeng = insect
    mbung = dust
nziouv = ant

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Re: Iu Mienh resources

Postby Linguaphile » 2019-09-14, 21:40

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZBjruvQNNY

mingh = to go

Meih mbuo mingh ndaangc, yie mbuo nqa'haav deix oc. = You guys go first, we will come later.
    meih mbuo = you guys
    mingh = go
    ndaangc = in front; before
    yie mbuo = we
    nqa'haav (short form of nqaang-haav) back, behind, after
    deix = little
    oc = polite particle
Ninh mbuo mv haih mingh. = They can't go.
    ninh mbuo = they
    mv (short form of maiv) = no
    haih = able
    mingh = go
Mbuo mingh haaix? = Where are we going?
    mbuo = we
    mingh = go
    haaix = interrogative


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