Registration request for Pahawh Hmong Second Stage Reduced orthography
everson at evertype.com
Wed Dec 21 18:28:35 CET 2016
1. Name of requester: Michael Everson
2. E-mail address of requester: everson @ evertype.com
3. Record Requested:
Description: Pahawh Hmong Second Stage Reduced orthography
4. Intended meaning of the subtag:
Pahawh Hmong Second Stage Reduced orthography, called Pahawwh Njia Dua O (Phajhauj Ntsiab Duas Ob)
5. Reference to published description of the language (book or article):
Smalley, William A, Chia Koua Vang, Gnia Yee Yang. Mother of writing: The Origin and Development of a Hmong Messianic script. Chicago and London: University of Chicago Press. ISBN 0-226-76286-6, 0-226-76287-4
Comments: Third Stage and Second Stage orthographies differ significantly in their use of diacritical marks.
The Second Stage spelling for Phaj Hauj Hmoob would be read in Third Stage orthography as Pham Haug Hmoob.
The Third Stage spelling for Phaj Hauj Hmoob would be read in Second Stage orthography as Phab HauX Hmoob, with no tone readable for the second syllable because the macron-shaped diacritic is not used with the letter KAUB in that orthography.
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