There's an interesting expression or phrase you may hear while shopping out in the markets in Laos, whether in Vientiane, Savannakhet or wherever in Laos. The expression roughly translates into "help me out by buying from me."
Numbers reference for you. Written in Lao, English and phonetic English sounds. To make the phonetic English sounds easier to read I've separated the syllable or compound words for you. However be sure to read it with an unbroken flow (no breaks).
Here are some basic Lao phrases written in English, Lao and phonetic English sounds. In the phonetic sounds, I've spaced out the syllables and words within the phrase. However, when you read or say it, be sure to do it with flow and no breaks as though it were one word.
Papaya Salad (dtum mak houng) is one of the most popular Lao dishes. It makes for a nice light and healthy meal with some sticky rice or a nice side dish. It's an incredibly versatile recipe that can be changed up in any way you like.
Laoconnection.com originally began in August 1998. It was a big site that included all facets of Lao culture, people and issues. It included original in-house created graphics, language resources, translation, popular and insightful advice column, information on art, Lao PDR, economic details, and so much more.
Title: Southeast Asian Exodus: From Tradition to Resettlement - Understanding Refugees from Laos, Kampuchea, and Vietnam in Canada
Edited by: Elliott L. Tepper
Publisher/Year: Canadian Asian Studies Association, 1980
Lao consonants (payungsana) are placed into 3 groups according to their sound of high, medium and low. Therefore some consonants may have multiple spellings. Below they are shown with their English equivalents in the standard Lao order.
Sabaidee Bpee My! Happy Lao New Year 2555! This new year our website is being reborn into a new blog site. With that in mind, let this new year be your year to change things up in a positive way in your own life. Let this be a year of new and positive beginnings for you. From us at Laoconnection.com we want to wish you a great New Year!
Another category that'll be included is general entertainment and news - as it relates to Lao. Essentially, items that might not fit in the other categories but are nonetheless entertaining and insightful will be posted here.
We love reading anything on Laos, Lao culture, issues and community. Additionally, in a broader sense of interest, we'll also cover literature on Asia or Buddhism. Reviews will include books, magazines, articles, journals, websites, research papers, etc. We'll also include our humble opinions and critiques as well.
One of the areas of interest that'll be covered is Lao language. It'll be an opportunity for those new to the language to learn Lao and a refresher for those who are already familiar with it. Lao/Laotian consonants, vowels, words, and expressions in text, sounds, images and video.
Lao New Year 2555 (April 2012) - Sabaidee! We have completely renovated the Laoconnection.com website. We've completely done away with the old website and have changed over to a new blog format. We hope you like it. As always our aim is to provide an informative and insightful site for all things related to Lao culture. With this new change we will be focusing on key areas of interest including Lao language, Lao Food, Lao Literature Reviews and Lao Entertainment & News.