Nôm Characters Dictionary

Yay!!! My Nôm Characters Dictionary just arrived.  I am so excited!  It is a huge book, with 1679 pages of dense information, packed tight in a book that is worthy of its cost, $75 plus shipping n handling.  I have Việt dictionaries, but I have never had one of these.  Not sure how I am going to approach this, but I think just jumping in head-first will … Continue reading Nôm Characters Dictionary

Chữ Nôm (𡨸喃)

Can you read the words written below? Ìm me trình nê shần ìz môr ìm pố tần tàn no lịch chờ. If you could read Vietnamese, you would be able to read those words with little difficulty.  It is not exact, of course, because the Vietnamese pronunciation is missing a few enunciations.  However, it’s close enough if one understood the English language and could read Vietnamese—because I wrote it in Vietnamese—more … Continue reading Chữ Nôm (𡨸喃)