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VOWELS / SUAB

Vowels are pronounced using the musical note/pitch "Re", i.e., Do, Re, Mi etc...
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a aa ai au
aw e ee i
ia o oo u
ua w  
aa Mong Leng Used Only


Sample consonant N + the above vowels with the blank tone (Zoo) -- Re pitch.
na naa nai nau
naw ne nee ni
nia no noo nu
nua nw  

Below, I have combined all the vowels with the eight tones -- vitches.
koJ muS kuV niaM neeG siaB zoo toD
Example of the N + the 8 vitches (vowel + pitch)
naj nas nav nam nag nab na nad
aj as av am ag ab a ad
aaj aas aav aam aag aab aa aad
aij ais aiv aim aig aib ai aid
auj aus auv aum aug aub au aud
awj aws awv awm awg awb aw awd
ej es ev em eg eb e ed
eej ees eev eem eeg eeb ee eed
ij is iv im ig ib i id
iaj ias iav iam iag iab ia iad
oj os ov om og ob o od
ooj oos oov oom oog oob oo ood
uj us uv um ug ub u ud
uaj uas uav uam uag uab ua uad
wj ws wv wm wg wb w wd


The Hmong language has three parts. The first part is the consonants.The second part is the vowels and the last part is the pitch or tone markers, in linguistics world it is called tonemes. Therefore, the preferred learning method is to first learn the consonants, the vowels,and then the tonemes or the tones.

There are eight tones, fourteen vowels, and fifty-seven consonants. Therefore, once you have learned and remembered the three parts mentioned above, you can easily pronounce the word even you have not seen it before. The Hmong language is unlike English that spell the same but read differently, like the present tense of "read" and past tense of "read - RED." I have provided sounds for all of these parts to help you learn, however, you must know how to put them together, similar to the English "D + ad = dad, p + ick = pick, f + ear = fear, Th + ai = Thai, F + ish = fish."
koJ     muS     kuV     niaM     neeG     siaB     zoo     toD
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