Learning Hmong

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Learn Basic Hmong

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Learning Hmong the basics : 

Learning Hmong the basics VANG ABC Brought to you by Vang Learning Base BY Vang abc Brought to you from vang learning base

Lesson 1: Consonant : 

Lesson 1: Consonant Consonant is called “niam ntawv,” meaning mother of the alphabets. There are 4 type of consonants : single, double, triple and quadruple consonants. If a consonant is present, it will only appear at the beginning of the word. Example: Nag hmo kuv lub tsho tsuas kob lawm. Yesterday my shirt was stained.

L esson 1 (part 1): Single Consonant : 

T (taw) N (naw) R (ndaw) K (kaw) H (haw/hall) Z (nzaw) P (paw) M (maw) Y (Yaw) X (saw) D (daw) C (nchaw) S (shaw) Q (qaw) F (faw/fall) L (law) V (vaw) L esson 1 (part 1): Single Consonant

Lesson 1 (part 2): Double Consonant : 

Lesson 1 (part 2): Double Consonant Ph Th Hl Xy Ml Ts Nr Kh Np Rh Ny Nc Nk Qh Tx Hn Pl Ch Nt Hm Nq Dh

Lesson 1 (part 3): Triple Consonant : 

Lesson 1 (part 3): Triple Consonant Tsh Nph Nkh Txh Nth Nqh Nts Plh Hny Ntx Nrh Hml Npl Nch

Lesson 1 (part 4): Quadruple Consonant : 

Lesson 1 (part 4): Quadruple Consonant Ntsh Ntxh Nplh

Lesson 2: Vowel : 

Lesson 2: Vowel Vowel is called “suab,” meaning sound or voice. There are 2 types of vowels: single and double vowels. Vowels can be at the beginning or middle of a word. Vowels cannot be missing in a word. Example: Kuv yuav ua ib lub tsev nyob deb heev. I will build a house very far away.

Lesson 2 (part 1): Single Vowel : 

Lesson 2 (part 1): Single Vowel a e i u o w

Lesson 2 (part 2): Double Vowel : 

Lesson 2 (part 2): Double Vowel ai ia aw au oo ua ee

Lesson 3: Tone : 

Lesson 3: Tone Tone is called “cim,” meaning tone or mark. There are only 7 tones. If a tone is present, it will appear at the end of a word. Example: Kuv xav mus xyuas teb nchaws Los Tsuas. I want to visit Laos.

Lesson 3 (part 1): Tone : 

Lesson 3 (part 1): Tone m v s g d j b

How To Form A Word : 

How To Form A Word Consonant + Vowel + Tone: KUV (I, me) Consonant + Vowel: PW (sleep) Vowel + Tone: IAB (bitter) Vowel: UA (do)

Practice Sounding Word : 

Practice Sounding Word KUV (I, me) KOJ (you) MUS (go, went) CIA (will) WB (us) NYEEM (read) NTAWV (paper/word) SAU (write) NPE (name)

Vocabulary : 

Vocabulary Kuv (I, me) Koj (you) Wb (we singular, us) example: someone and I = we Peb (we plural, us) example: others and I = we Sawv daws (everybody, them) Lawv (they, them) Nws (he/she, his/her, him/her)

Vocabulary : 

Vocabulary phau ntawv (book) ntawv (paper/book/letter) xaum (pencil) kob (color) xaum npiv (pen) xim (color) rooj (desk/table/seat) nyeem (read) twm (read) sau (write) kos (draw) teeb (draw/organize)

Practice Reading 1 : 

Practice Reading 1 Kuv yuav mus kav kiab. Yog koj nyob xwb, koj kuj nrog kuv mus? I'm going to the store. If you don't have anything to do, why not go with me?

Practice Reading 2 : 

Practice Reading 2 Nyeem thiab sau ntawv Hmoob yog thawj zaug rau kuv xwb. Kuv xav nkawm ntawv Hmoob los mus sau paj huam Hmoob. Reading and writing Hmong is only my first time. I want to learn Hmong to write Hmong poems.

Practice Reading 3 : 

Practice Reading 3 Yuav kom kuv txawj, kuv yuav tsum nyeem thiab sau ntawv Hmoob txhua txhia hnub. In order for me to improve (or learn better/faster), I must read and write Hmong every single day.

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