famalaoan / politiku

Torture

“The Committee against Torture has repeatedly expressed concerns about restrictions on access to abortion and about absolute bans on abortion as violating the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment. On numerous occasions United Nations bodies have expressed concern about the denial of or conditional access to post-abortion care, often for the impermissible purposes of punishment or to elicit confession. The Human … Continue reading

Rhino Beetle Infested Coconut Trees
dandan

Rhino Beetle Infested Coconut Trees

“Rhino Beetle Infested Coconut Trees” (After Radiohead) (With Translations) by Michael Lujan Bevacqua   Tenhos i tano’ på’go’ I asu hulo’ i lago’ Manlamas i trongkon niyok siha   Manlaolaolao i trongko siha Mambaibaila gi guaifi-ta Ya katbon Chaife i setbe-ña   Tumånges gui’ Tumånges yu’ I nina’i Lastima gui’   Tinifok betde kalulot Kimåson, … Continue reading

Possessive Pronouns
fino' chamoru

Possessive Pronouns

Here is the third installment in the pronoun listing for the fundamental of Chamorro grammar! From the “Yu’ ” type pronouns and the “Hu” type pronouns, you have already formed a huge list of sentences. Adding the possessive pronouns to your repertoire will only increase the amount of sentences you can form! Na’lå’la’ i fino’-ta! … Continue reading

decolonization / kuttura / politiku

“Our streets belong to men, and our walls to Arabic”

“The very seeds of our independence movement were sown when, in 1948, the government of Pakistan declared Urdu, not Bengali, the official language of East Pakistan, as Bangladesh was then known. And during the 1971 war of independence, faith and language were pitted against each other in the struggle over nationhood: The Pakistani Army would … Continue reading

I tinachan-ñiha
politiku

I tinachan-ñiha

Håfa i linihan-miyu siha? Annai mas hoben yu’, pine’lo-ku na i taya’ i mas mampos na lu’an-hu siha.  I mamatkilu.  I abismo. Ebång yu’.  På’go, mas åmko’ yu’, ni’ pinacha gof didok nu i fina’ñaguen minattrata yan hineno’ yan tinachan politiku. Håyi yu’? . . . guahu . . . håfa i panglao buma’ siha gi tasin unai … Continue reading