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Offline Believe_N_Me

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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #30 on: October 13, 2018, 01:13:18 AM »
Even if your kid doesn't speak in Hmong, at least make sure he hears it spoken regularly.

I've come across kids whom have never heard their own Hmong last name pronounced in the Hmong tongue. There are even those who were given a Hmong first name but have only heard it phonetically pronounced according to the English spelling. I tell them that their name is Hmong and not an American one. They are so astounded when I say for example, Chee Nou is not a meskas name but a Hmong name pronounced Tsim Nuj.

All this Hmong pride and America is racist from typically Democrat-supporting Gen Y and Millennials YET can't speak a lick of Hmong. At the same time, failing to raise their own offsprings to hear their own last name in Hmong.  :idiot2:

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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2018, 12:46:42 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.  >:(

It's never too late, the question is he willing to learn and speak it ? My sister doesn't speak Hmong to her kids because she doesn't want them speaking Hmong. Which I find it odd because by not teaching them how to speak Hmong it doesn't make them any more Americanize.



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #32 on: December 06, 2018, 08:42:15 AM »
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.  >:(

In most cases, it's a confidence issue, not the ability to speak it.  I would encourage him through reading with him books in Hmong and go from there.  It's likely his confidence will grow and he will be comfortable with speaking it regularly.



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #33 on: December 06, 2018, 09:04:11 AM »
Hmong language is very complex and complicated. Iíve listened to plenty and Iíve yet to make out anything.



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Re: Is it too late to learn Hmong?
« Reply #34 on: December 06, 2018, 11:36:18 AM »
No, it's never too late to learn the language or the culture.  Better late than never.



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