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Hmong (RPA: Hmoob), also spelled Mong (RPA: Moob), and also known as Miao in China, is a group of languages. It is sometimes considered a dialect continuum, but its dozens of members are not mutually intelligible.

Hmong Daw[edit]

The Hmong Daw ("White Hmong", RPA: Hmoob Dawb) variety of Hmong uses several tones. These are represented in RPA as follows:

high -b pob(ball)
high falling -j poj(female)
mid rising -v pov(throw)
mid -∅ po(spleen)
mid low (breathy) -g pog(paternal grandmother)
low -s pos(thorn)
low falling (creaky) -m pom(see)
low rising -d (occurs in place of -m at the end of phrases)

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