I had a weird dream, I was in China and a guy was showing me how to speak in a Hmong language that I was not familiar with..... I remember the scripts look like the Hmu language, but I'm not sure.
how would (old Hmong) sounds like? i know hmong sounds more like the hmao language, but who knows?
the largest/populous miao group in china are the hmu, and the most diversified group ever are the hmong; however, the group that live closer to the ancient hmong homeland are the xong, and the group that sound like hmong and retain some original hmong traditions are the hmao. interestingly, the hmong are regarded as the oldest group of all branches.
samples of the three other main languages excluded the hmong languages from yunnan/guangxi/guizhou
moon - xong (hlat), hmu (hlat), hmao (hli)
sun - xong (hnei), hmu (hnai), hmao (hnu)
love - xong (khu), hmu (hli), hmao (hlu)
one - xong (ad), hmu (i), hmao (i)
two - xong (oud), hmu (o), hmao (ao)
i - xong (wel), hmu (wil), hmao (gu)
you - xong (mou), hmu (mong), hmao (gao)
go - xong (mong), hmu (mong), hmao (mong)
paper/scripts - xong (dud), hmu (deud), hmao (deud)
flower - xong (bang), hmu (ba), hmao (ban)
have - xong (mai), hmu (mai), hmao (mua)
i pick the hmu language, just because i notice so many unique consonants/tones and it's the middle language of the miao language family as well as the largest group of all groups.
although, i personally believe the xong would be how the old hmong language sounds like just because it has both hmong and mien structures. but, it's quite sinicized? while western and central hmong are not. >.>