Guitar Hmong Mong Tonal Guide

Missionary Njua

I developed in the 1980’s this Guitar Green Mong Tonal Guide below, along with other tonal device schemes, in order to bring out from the shadowy, mystic South-East Asian tonal language world, a simple order of sounds in the effort to demystified the tonal languages spoken by the

Mong Hill Tribesman of the Himalayas.

by

Protestant Christian Missionary Norman Oetker

NOTE: The final letter in the English written Mong was a tone indicator, thereby a word ending letter signified how the word tone range would sound  from high to a breathy, low gutteral.

Using a Guitar to help in hearing the different tones within the Hmong languages

Using a Guitar to help in hearing the different tones within the Hmong languages

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Hmong Mong Music Language Sheets
2 Basic English Slide