Paaj Vaaj, MEC Board Member Bla Foua Thao, MEC Board Member President Tim Kong and Executive Director Siab Lauj (Hmong American National Chairman Association, Inc.) Steven Thao, MEC Board Member Suav Ntxawg Lauj, Community Leader Zong Khang Yang, MEC President
Dialect dispute has St. Paul Hmong group calling for Dai Thao to quit; he wants FBI probe
You are either a bigot or truly ignorant of your own people. From time immemorial, Mong Leng pronounces the name of our people as “Moob” and Mong Der pronounces the name of our people as “Hmoob.” It is your decision. You can choose to remain ignorant or a bigot.
Pastor Xaiv Suav explains how the pronunciation of Hmong and Mong are similar to the pronunciation of knot and not. He also relates Mong Der and Mong Leng to being the left and right arms of one body, etc.
The 9/21/2021 post from Dai Thao below is the post that started the mess. Dai held that Mong Leng’s spelling of our people “Moob” is not standard while Mong Der’s spelling “Hmoob” and the Mong Der English term “Hmong” are standard. Kongsue Xiong’s 9/22/2021 post below is one of his attempts to denigrate the Mong… Read More »
If “Hmoob and Moob” or “Hmong and Mong” will not be recognized and be permitted to be used interchangeably, then a new term acceptable by both white and green Hmong/Mong should be used. Commissioned by General Vang Pao, the Hmong Language Research Committee came up with the term “Mhong,”which was even used by General Vang… Read More »
The English term “Hmong” or “Mong” could be used if the intention for the inscription on the stones were to be in English. However, as The Minnesota China Friendship Garden Society Board of Directors explained, the words engraved on the stones were designed to be in our language, not English. The purpose of not using… Read More »