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Language: Hmong

  • Mar 23, 2012
  • 11:33 AM

Microsoft Launches First Machine Translator For Hmong

The translator is a free web-based application that allows the Hmong community access to any material on the Web, including the vast majority of content that does not exist in Hmong. The tool is able to provide a translation from any of the Microsoft supported languages to Hmong and vice versa.
  • Mar 01, 2012
  • 03:29 PM

Bing Translation Learns Hmong Language

Ian Elliot / iProgrammer
Microsoft has added Hmong to the list of languages supported by Bing Translator. This was achieved using new features of Microsoft Translator to train a new translation engine using parallel documents.
  • Dec 21, 2011
  • 04:57 PM

VIETNAM: Boosting education for ethnic minority children
...Quyen was teaching in Vietnamese, the language of the majority Kinh, but ethnic minorities in the country's northern hills speak Mong. "Before, when I was teaching all subjects in Vietnamese, the children could understand only about 60 percent of what I was saying," Quyen told IRIN. "The children did not enjoy school. They did not like to come."
  • Jul 17, 2011
  • 01:11 AM

Revival of Thai, Mong languages in schools

People’s Committee of the northern mountain province of Dien Bien has approved a project to teach Thai and Mong languages to primary school children during the academic year 2011-2015.
  • May 23, 2011
  • 12:39 PM

Spellbound ahead of Saturday's Hmong Spelling Bee

Allie Shah / Minneapolis Star Tribune
What began as an exercise to help college students in Wisconsin master the Hmong language is now an annual test of suspense and nerves in St. Paul. "It's taken on a life of its own," said Tzianeng Vang, founder of the Minnesota Hmong Spelling Bee. Now in its fourth year, the bee is set for Saturday at Concordia University in St. Paul.
  • May 01, 2011
  • 11:56 PM

Sounds familiar

John McWhorter / Boston Globe
A RECENT article in the journal Science identifies the obscure “click’’ languages of southern Africa as the ones that spawned the world’s 6,000 others. What gives away their grandfather status is that they have more sounds than any other languages on earth.