ELL: Re: Akha Journal: Hot in the city Aug. 10, 2001

Matthew McDaniel akha at LOXINFO.CO.TH
Sat Aug 11 03:22:12 UTC 2001


Cem:

Yes, you can learn Akha Language.

I have much material and can send it to you PDF in part and in text in
part for that which I don't have in PDF.

Akha language is quite easy to learn now that we have put it in a
phonetic script.

Let me know how you would like to proceed.

You can go to http://www.akha.org/akha2/index.htm and scroll down to
"Akha Text" on the left side there and take a look at what it looks
like, as there is one piece on line.

Matthew






kebo0002 wrote:

> Hello Matthew ! Can I ask you, if you can give me some advice, where I
> can learn Akha language? Does online material exist? Thanks in
> advance, Cem
>
>      ----- Original Message -----
>      From: Matthew McDaniel
>      To: akha at akha.org
>      Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 3:33 PM
>      Subject: ELL: Akha Journal: Hot in the city Aug. 10, 2001
>       Dear Friends:
>
>      1.
>
>      The conditions in the Akha villages are hot and very
>      difficult.
>
>      It is incredibly humid and hot this month with more rains
>      than last year, this means the rice is better, what got
>      planted, but that the health of the people is worse.  August
>      is always a critical month.
>
>      Rice from last year is running out since there wasn't much
>      rain, and there is a fever and deep cough running through
>      the villages.  I saw many children with their fifth day of
>      fever, bodies very thin, eyese red and glassy, often
>      combined with an eye infection.
>
>      Land continues to be taken from the Akha and the message is
>      "move or die".  Many of the villagers are living under
>      starvation conditions, the rice running out and no other
>      food in the house.
>
>      To make matters worse the district offices have said that
>      any loose roaming pigs may be killed or injured.  However
>      there is no clear reason why the pigs should be restricted
>      any more than in the past, any more than the traditional
>      message which is to tell the owner, "hey, your pig is in my
>      field."
>
>      The Mae Faluang Ampur office MUST take much responsibility
>      for what is occuring in the villages.
>
>      Meanwhile Thai pig farms located next to major creeks where
>      they dump the pig waste continue to flourish.
>
>      2.
>
>      Loh Guuh Update.
>      Further investigation with the villagers who helped to bury
>      Loh Guuh after he was killed in a police sting operation
>      reveal the following.
>
>      He was not the man selling the drugs, had been asked to help
>      with the money transaction.
>      An old Thai man had been used to go about asking for anyone
>      who could help him find the pills.
>      He requested a specific number of pills.
>      Loh Guuh was sitting in a patch of corn when he was shot
>      from behind from a distance of about a meter and a half, in
>      the back of the head twice, and once more as he fell over,
>      through his kidney and exiting out of the top of his chest
>      in front.
>
>      He did not have a gun or any weapon, and could as easily
>      been aprehended as two others were at the scene.
>
>      He left a wife and three young children behind.
>      The old Thai man who was used did not have a job, farm, or
>      much to eat.
>
>      This appears to be a case of entrapment.
>
>      Known Thai Drug runners in Maesai are not shot, let alone
>      shot in the back of the head at point blank range. Neither
>      are they always apprehended.
>
>      3.
>
>      Truck Road Chains Finished
>
>      As some of you know the roads here in the rainy season are
>      very dangerous, steep and muddy, filled with ruts and deep
>      tracks.
>
>      It has taken a long time with the machine shop to get them
>      finished but finally last week I finished the first two of a
>      set of four chains that make it possible to get into any
>      Akha village in Thailand and safely out again regardless of
>      road conditions.  Built of heavy chain and large steel links
>      with iron cleats, the truck can climb or descend without
>      sliding sideways or getting stuck in the ruts.
>
>      4.
>      The On Line petition reaches 95 signatures
>      Please take the time to add your name at the link below.
>
>      5.
>      Akha.org has been significantly improved.
>      Please visit, now as many as a 100 hits a day.
>      Suggestions to make the site more beneficial and easy to
>      use?
>
>      6.
>      Looking for buyers of Akha Mountain rice in order to help
>      the Akha protect their rice lands.
>      Looking for investors in Akha Mountain Tea and Coffee.
>
>
>
>
>      Matthew McDaniel
>      The Akha Heritage Foundation
>      Maesai, Chiangrai, Thailand
>
>      Join The Growing International Effort To Protect The Akha
>      Sign The Petition To The Thai Government
>      On Line At:
>      http://www.PetitionOnline.com/AkhaZauh/petition.html
>
>
>
>      http://www.akha.org
>
>      Donations:
>      PayPal:
>      https://www.paypal.com/refer/pal=akha%40loxinfo.co.th
>
>      Credit Card Donation Site:
>      http://www.drugwar.com/sto
>      e/proddetail.cfm?ItemID=12&CategoryID=6
>
>      Your donation goes to infant care, vitamins, medical
>      supplies, wells, bread and fish for the villages.
>
>      Donations by check or money order may be sent to:
>      The Akha Heritage Foundation
>      PO BOX 6073
>      Salem OR 97304  USA
>
>
--
Matthew McDaniel
The Akha Heritage Foundation
Maesai, Chiangrai, Thailand

Join The Growing International Effort To Protect The Akha
Sign The Petition To The Thai Government
On Line At:
http://www.PetitionOnline.com/AkhaZauh/petition.html



http://www.akha.org

Donations:
PayPal: https://www.paypal.com/refer/pal=akha%40loxinfo.co.th

Credit Card Donation Site:
http://www.drugwar.com/store/proddetail.cfm?ItemID=12&CategoryID=6

Your donation goes to infant care, vitamins, medical supplies, wells,
bread and fish for the villages.

Donations by check or money order may be sent to:
The Akha Heritage Foundation
PO BOX 6073
Salem OR 97304  USA

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