Monday, April 16, 2012

Lao Language Posters from Laos

Here are 3 Lao language posters that are sold in Laos.  Shown below in their varying styles over the years.


 Lao language poster - 1990sLao language poster - 2003

Update 2012:  Here's the most recent Lao language poster for sale in Laos.

Lao language poster - 2012

Related Post:  More Lao Language Posters from 2013.

5 comments:

  1. By any chance, do they sell these posters in the USA or maybe there is an online store that I can order it from?

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  2. A good possible source would be your local Lao community. I'd suggest asking around. Unfortunately, I don't know of any American sellers that might have it. I bought these posters while in Laos.

    If we come across a source/seller, we'll definitely mention it.

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  3. Thank you for your response...I will do just that

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  4. Thank you for the posters. I doubt whether or not it is correct, "The first one is the newer one and the one below it is the old style poster.". I thought there were 27 alphabets presently, not 26 anymore, or I misunderstand? The first poster says there are 26 Lao alphabets.

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    1. You're correct. In the newer poster it appears they took out one of the "L" sounding letters (ie. In the older poster it appears as the the L for loht which means car in English). Not sure why they removed it.

      I wouldn't be surprised if they decided to remove it to perhaps simplify things. There's still 2 characters for the letter L. Three, if they had kept that other one described above. In fact when I look at the Lao-English dictionary they no longer spell loht (car) with that character from the older poster. Instead they use the L character used to spell leeng (monkey).

      Either way, every now and then I still see all 3 L characters still used here and there though.

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