Tiếng Việt thời LM de Rhodes: mùi, mồi, vị và bùi có cùng gốc – hiện tượng cảm giác kèm/synesthesia (phần 17)

Linh mục Alexandre de Rhodes và cuốn Phép giảng tám ngày

Nguyễn Cung Thông[1]

Phần này bàn về cách dùng màu, mùi, mồi, vị và bùi/buồi vào thời các LM de Rhodes và Maiorica sang truyền đạo ở An Nam cho đến thế kỉ XX. Một cách giải thích là từ tư duy tổng hợp trong tiếng Việt cho nên mới cho ra tương quan trên.

Tài liệu tham khảo chính của bài viết này là ba tác phẩm của LM de Rhodes soạn: cuốn Phép Giảng Tám Ngày (viết tắt là PGTN), Bản Báo Cáo vắn tắt về tiếng An Nam hay Đông Kinh (viết tắt là BBC) và từ điển Annam-Lusitan-Latinh (thường gọi là từ điển Việt-Bồ-La, viết tắt là VBL) có thể tra từ điển này trên mạng, như trang này chẳng hạn http://books.google.fr/books?id=uGhkAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false . Continue reading “Tiếng Việt thời LM de Rhodes: mùi, mồi, vị và bùi có cùng gốc – hiện tượng cảm giác kèm/synesthesia (phần 17)”

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Philippines thanks Vietnam for rescuing sinking crew abandoned by ‘cowardly’ Chinese boat

Thursday, June 13, 2019, 13:00 GMT+7
Philippines thanks Vietnam for rescuing sinking crew abandoned by ‘cowardly’ Chinese boat
Philippine defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana. Photo: AFP

The Philippines on Wednesday condemned the “cowardly action” of a suspected Chinese fishing vessel accused of abandoning a Filipino fishing crew after a collision in the East Vietnam Sea, while thanking a Vietnamese ship for coming to the fishermen’s aid.

The Chinese ship on Sunday hit a Filipino craft anchored near Reed Bank causing it to sink and leaving 22 crewmen “to the mercy of the elements,” Philippine defense secretary Delfin Lorenzana was quoted by AFP as saying in a statement on Wednesday. Continue reading “Philippines thanks Vietnam for rescuing sinking crew abandoned by ‘cowardly’ Chinese boat”

Vietnamese youngsters help the poor practice community-based tourism

Sunday, May 12, 2019, 18:09 GMT+7

A member of Volunteer for Education Organization (center) teaches children soft skills in Hong Thai Commune, Na Hang District, Tuyen Quang Province. Photo: Ha Thanh / Tuoi Tre

Community-based tourism is being introduced to poor localities in northern Vietnam in an effort to provide them with a sustained source of income, so as to significantly improve their quality of life.

Instead of building facilities, roads, and schools, a group of youngsters chose to help poor regions with tourism potential to practice community-based tourism, which requires very little investment yet is attracting a growing number of tourists.

In order to prepare the community for the new form of livelihood, these youngsters also teach English and other subjects to children of the regions. Continue reading “Vietnamese youngsters help the poor practice community-based tourism”

Vietnam asks China to ‘educate’ crew members who drove away Vietnamese fishing boats

TT – Friday, June 21, 2019, 16:00 GMT+7

A Vietnamese fishing boat that had 2.5 metric tons of squid taken away by Chinese crew members is seen in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam. Photo: Le Trung / Tuoi Tre
China should ‘educate’ its crew members to refrain from such actions as driving away Vietnamese fishing boats working in the waters of the Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, following several cases that happened in the recent past, Vietnam’s foreign ministry spokesperson said on Thursday. Continue reading “Vietnam asks China to ‘educate’ crew members who drove away Vietnamese fishing boats”