Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hafa Na Liberasion #2: Kao Magahet na Manlibre Hit?

A newspaper advertisment by the Organization of People for Indigenous Rights (OPI-R) from 1985, which for various reasons, sadly rings true today. I won't put an English translation, but if you are interested in learning to speak Chamorro, this is a good opportunity to find someone who does already speak it and ask them to help you translate this piece.

Here's the text:

"Kao Magåhet na Manlibre Hit?"

I magåhet na linibre siempre u fåtto giya Hita komo gaige i destinu-ta gi kannai-ta.

Desde ki ma tutuhun i kinalamten gubetno giya Guahan, tåya’ na i propiu taotao tano’-ñiha.

Este na direcho ma rekonisa gi palu siha na isla gi oriyå-ta, lao yanggen tumachu put i direcho-ña komo Chamorro, meggai biahi di ma despresia.

In hengge na gaige i direcho put i destinun Guahan gi kannai ayu siha i hagas ha’ manmanchomma’ gi direchon pulitikat guini.

Este ki ma rekonisa yan ma praktika i direchon Chamorro put estao pulitikat, tåya’ kabåles linibre.

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