Comparative Phonology of Five Hill-Tribe Groups in Thailand


English Akha Karen Lahu Lisu Mien
Hello Jaw sa doe me-ah lo?
Ghaw ler ah gay? Che sha-ah la?
Nu za za woh?Moi nyan hang nya?
How are you? O soo o clay ker saw daw a?Jahp you ah?Iam nong nha?
Have you eaten yet? Haw dzah ghah ma low?
Ah jah pu o la?
(same as hello)
(same as hello)
Thank you (very much).Ghu long khu me-ah.Da blu (do ma law).Ah bo (u ja).Ah koo boo moo.Lang sing (cham o).
You're welcome
Ah twa ter o bah. Day chee ma heh-ah.
Ah shu ma ko.M'pen nyong o.
Never mind - it's nothing.Thi djee ma ngua.


What is your name?Tsaw miah a djeh coo tay?Ner me dee leh?Ah to ma meh vay lay?Nu emu alee beh?May bua hyu hyong?
My name is (Jeff).(Jeff) leh co uh ma.Yer me may (Jeff).(Jeff) meh vay you.Wah ee mu (Jeff).Ah nyee bua hiew (Jeff ah).
I am from ... (Ah-meh-lee-kah-ah) jaw-uh ma.
(America)
Yer heh ler (Taw-Oo).
(Toungoo)
(Fa-lang-say) low cheh veh you.
(France)
Wah no zu zu la ______. Ee ah iam dee ah Tsing Mai tai o.
(Chiangmai)
How much is that? Huh ah mya shah tay?Da weh ee teh leh?Chee cah ma lay?Ah me ah ba?Nie boo see ah leh?
Delicious!Khu dew dew nya!We beh do ma.Chah meh jah!Ah cu za me ah.Coo ee ah.
See you later (again).Ah kah pah tawn zew mah.Ler kee ma tea low per tha naw.Gaw maw dah ah leh.Dee kwah chee kwa mu la kwa.Ming na oh tee hoi ee ah eng tai chao.
Yes.Nguh mah.
Yoe.

No.Mah nguh.
Mah hey.


Source:
http://www.lisulodge.com/html/mountainpeople.html

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