Saturday, July 15, 2006

Nyob zoo pauj hauj!

I've written up some instructions on how to install fonts and software on your computer to facilitate converting Hmong RPA to Pahawh: type a word in RPA, hit the space bar = Pahawh!
(Note: Once installed, you can print Pahawh or save the text as an image. As you will see in the instructions, the font is not rendered properly without the installation. Pahawh words will appear as nonsense characters or question marks in other applications.)

-My instructions
-Fonts and software

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Hmong and Miao Folklore Research

I'll be presenting on Hmong oral traditions and rap at the upcoming American Folklore Society meeting as part of a panel entitled, "Issues in the Translation of Asian Folklore." The panel also includes a presentation on Miao oral traditions by Dr. Mark Bender (the Ohio State University) and will feature a talk by a poet with whom Dr. Bender has been documenting and translating Miao folklore. [A book of these stories is due out this fall.] The panel is from 8:15 to 10am on Thursday, 19 October.