Lahu is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in parts of China, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos by about 600,000 people. In China it is spoken in Yunan, where it is used as a lingua franca by Lahu and other people, and it is the official language in Lancang Lahu Autonomous County in Yunan.
z, zh, dz, s, r sounds are allophones of c, ch, j, sh, y respectively, they are pronounced only if they are followed by [ɨ], which this vowel is written as i.
Qhe te lie, nawl hui bon chi qhe lawl-ot. Mvid naw ma qhot chied ve ngal hui ve Awl pa-ol, nawl ve awl mie that yawt yan te pid lawl-ot. Nawl ve mvid mil gal la pil-ot. Mvid naw ma qhot lo nawl ve a lof bid qhe, mil guil qhot that thawd bid la pil-ot. Yat nyi lof ve cad tul dawl tul ted phaf, yat nyi ngal hui that pet lal-ot. Shu ngal hui that te yat lad ve vend bat thar ngal hui phied qha peul ve qha shuf shuf ngal hui ve vend bat that thawd phied qha lal-ot. Vend bat bel ve awl qhad si ngal hui that tad qai pid. Yat qhal, hail ve awl qhaw lo ngal hui that ponl lal-ot. Awl lawn qo, mvid mil, kand pat lie awl met awl phond qha peu-el, co co taif taif nawl ve yol. A menl.
Information about Lahu compiled by Michael Peter Füstumum
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