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The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9)

Iu Mienh (Iu Mien)


Thai script

Tower of Babel in Iu Mien in the Thai script

Source: Iu Mien Bible (Thai Script), Thailand Bible Society 2007.


Lao script

Tower of Babel in Iu Mien in the Lao script

Source: Iu Mien Bible (Lao Script), Thailand Bible Society 2007.


Old Roman script (1930s)

Baa-Ben fanb Taapq

  1. zinb Daavg luvb Diaq myenb yetg zuvq kxvq Du'g Euvg waag Navq. waab eij fib Navq Revg.
  2. ninb Bua swiq Jyenq mivb tov puv mcvj, Tauj si-naa teib puv, maaib Daub pcvb Eei twvj, zyrug tivb Fiag yem uaq a'q.
  3. laanb kxvq Buaj laanb, "taaib maa'b! Bua nanq niab zun puaq vcvg taaib." ninb Bua lovg niab zun tiq la'pyeiq. Daub Diaq Erub Haig Eei zuv ninb Bua lovg tiq pa'naib nia.
  4. ninb Bua cvj kxvq, "taaib maa'b! Bua Zeij nxm zivb yaag Zeij nxm fanb Taapq Lav Tauj kub vwaaig luvb, pun Bua maaib mevb taub yaag maiq zu'g pun Raanj pwavq luvb Diaq"
  5. zyruq zyrug Fiag taaib mavg paamb myenb Zeij Eei zivb Zauj fanb Taapq.
  6. zyruq kxvq, "mavg kaaj! naaiq teij myenb se Du'g fivj myenb yaag kxvq Du'g Euvg waag Navq. Ko'q ho'g Jiad kxn zruj, ninb Bua haib zruj tu'q Dovg naaiq, ninb Bua Jiad Hruq zruj haiq Euvg ninb Bua zyrug haib zruj tu'q Zwrtq Eei.
  7. taaib maa'b! Bua Fiag mivb zruj lung ninb Bua Eei waag weig pun laanb maiq mevb pc'g laanb."
  8. zyruq zyrug pun ninb Bua Raanj Revg pwavq luvb Diaq. ninb Bua zyrug kwavg, maiq Zeij uaq nxm zivb a'q.
  9. weig naaiq, uaq nxm zivb maaib Buaj heug Baa-Ben, weig zu'g yem uaq zyruq pun myenb Eei waag lung Revg. yem uaq zyruq yaag pun zwavj myenb Raanj mivb yem pwavq luvb Diaq.

Source: Iu Mien Bible (Old Roman Script), Thailand Bible Society 2007.


New Roman script (1984)

Mbaa^mben Fanh Taapv

  1. Zinh ndaangc lungh ndiev mienh yietc zungv gorngv nduqc nyungc waac hnangv. Waac-eix fih hnangv nzengc.
  2. Ninh mbuo suiv jienv mingh dong bung maengx, taux Sinaa Deic-Bung, maaih ndau-baengh nyei dorngx, ziouc dingh njiec yiem wuov aqv.
  3. Laanh gorngv mbuox laanh, "Daaih maah! Mbuo nanv nie-zun buov ngaengc daaih." Ninh mbuo longc nie-zun div la'bieiv. Ndau-ndiev nyouh haic nyei zung ninh mbuo longc div ba'naih nie.
  4. Ninh mbuo aengx gorngv, "Daaih maah! Mbuo ceix norm zingh yaac ceix norm fanh taapv hlang taux gu'nguaaic lungh, bun mbuo maaih mengh dauh yaac maiv zuqc bun nzaanx buangv lungh nidev."
  5. Ziouv ziouc njiec daaih mangc baamh mienh ceix nyei zingh caux fanh taapv.
  6. Ziouv gorngv, "Mangc gaax! Naaiv diex mienh se nduqc fingx mienh yaac gorngv nduqc nyungc waac hnangv. Koqv hoqc jiez gorn zoux, ninh mbuo haih zoux duqv ndongc naaiv, ninh mbuo jiez hnyouv zoux haaix nyungc ninh mbuo ziouc haih zoux duqv cuotv nyei.
  7. Daaih maah! Mbuo njiec mingh zoux lunc ninh mbuo nyei waac weic bun laanh maiv mengh baeqc laanh."
  8. Ziouv ziouc bun mbuo nzaanx nzengc buangv lungh ndiev. Ninh mbuo ziouc guangc, maiv ceix wuov norm zingh aqv.
  9. Weic naaiv, wuov norm zingh maaih mbuox heuc Mbaa^mben, weic zuqc yiem wuov Ziouv bun mienh nyei waac lunc nzengc. Yiem wuov Ziouv yaac bun zuangx mienh nzaanx mingh yiem buangv lungh ndiev.

Source: Iu Mien Bible (New Roman Script), Thailand Bible Society 2007.


All texts contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Iu Mien is a Hmong-Mien language spoken by about 840,000 people in China, Laos, Vietnam, Thailand. More details

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