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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #15 on: February 26, 2018, 02:58:18 PM »
to simply put.  no, it's never too late.  with that said, good luck.

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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #16 on: February 27, 2018, 12:56:39 PM »
Is it to late for my 15 year old to learn hmong?
If he understands it, then he doesn't need to learn it. Right? Unless you mean the writing system?

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He does understand it but refuse to speak hmong back.  >:(
I think that's a whole different issue. Does he lack the vocabulary to make coherent sentences? Is he ashamed of his ethnicity? Does speaking hmong feel foreign on his tongue? Fifteen year olds are full of hormones and conformity that the last thing they want/need is something to single them out. Honestly, your kid is not alone and tragically it is the future. That being said, you shouldn't feel bad about it (culturally or parental wise). Teenagers still have a lot of growing up to do. I wasn't literate in Hmong until my late 20s --and I still struggle even now.


On a different note, I was looking at UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger and couldn't find Hmong anywhere. Is that good or bad? Maybe I'm searching the wrong spelling.



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #17 on: February 28, 2018, 04:46:51 PM »
If he understands it, then he doesn't need to learn it. Right? Unless you mean the writing system?
I think that's a whole different issue. Does he lack the vocabulary to make coherent sentences? Is he ashamed of his ethnicity? Does speaking hmong feel foreign on his tongue? Fifteen year olds are full of hormones and conformity that the last thing they want/need is something to single them out. Honestly, your kid is not alone and tragically it is the future. That being said, you shouldn't feel bad about it (culturally or parental wise). Teenagers still have a lot of growing up to do. I wasn't literate in Hmong until my late 20s --and I still struggle even now.


On a different note, I was looking at UNESCO Atlas of the World's Languages in Danger and couldn't find Hmong anywhere. Is that good or bad? Maybe I'm searching the wrong spelling.

Maybe I'm just expecting too much from him.  :idiot2:



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2018, 10:01:56 AM »
Maybe I'm just expecting too much from him.  :idiot2:
Not necessarily, as it depends on the expectation. For example, are you expecting him to pursue doctorates and jd degrees? Probably not (and I'm assuming here and I'm also assuming that we're both products of the american education system and we understand how varied and hard it can be). However, doctorates and jds are noble pursuits that I'm sure as a parent you'll have no problem supporting him. That said, expecting him to speak/reply back in hmong? I'm not sure. I think as parents you have to pick your battles. I'm not a parent but I do have a 15 year old brother... and omg.. it makes me wonder if I was like this when I was 15.. lol


Anyway, good luck! What does your spouse think about your kid's attitude?



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2018, 12:31:23 PM »
Is it to late for my 15 year old to learn hmong? Yes, its my fault for not teaching him while growing up.

He does understand it but refuse to speak hmong back.  >:(
you talking about your kid?



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2018, 12:51:04 PM »
Even if I date to marry Hmong, I wouldn't even want to speak Hmong. 

I rather do Chinese instead.  I rather learn a language that is considered as a universal tongue cuz quite frankly, Chinese people n China Town all over this planet wherever there is a few Chinese folks around.  Love doing business with them Chinese.  Like Ali baba, they exploded to complete with Amazon and they have enough Chinese supporters to get there.  They don't even need the north Americans market cuz them Chinese will buy anything to sling it. 

Love the saying that the Chinese will sell their own mother.  They are that good in business.  Plus they will eat anything with 4 legs except for a table or chairs.  Ha



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2018, 02:49:33 PM »
Is it to late for my 15 year old to learn hmong? Yes, its my fault for not teaching him while growing up.

He does understand it but refuse to speak hmong back.  >:(

No, it's never too late to learn any languages....

Kuv mam qhia koj los tau thiab mas :D ;) O0



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #22 on: March 12, 2018, 10:38:13 AM »
No, it's never too late to learn any languages....

Kuv mam qhia koj los tau thiab mas :D ;) O0

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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #23 on: March 12, 2018, 06:48:42 PM »
Awm ua li ma

Yog li kuv sau ntawv rau koj lod?



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #24 on: March 12, 2018, 08:51:46 PM »
Yog li kuv sau ntawv rau koj lod?

Hmm... you already did! Lol



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #25 on: March 23, 2018, 07:57:55 PM »
My 23 month old son knows both Hmong and Burmese. 



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2018, 07:52:38 PM »
Hmm... you already did! Lol

Puas yog maj? Kuv nim sau rau koj lawm ntag? Es koj puas tau teb kuv no? ;) :D



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2018, 02:36:34 PM »
Puas yog maj? Kuv nim sau rau koj lawm ntag? Es koj puas tau teb kuv no? ;) :D

Yep!



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #28 on: April 09, 2018, 04:21:37 PM »
Yep!

Yog li ces, "ua kiag xwb, tuag los tseg" yom  ;) :2funny:

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yog! ua kiag xwb, tuag los tseg!!!  ;D


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