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Imåhen i Taotao-ta

Each year for the Inachaigen Fino’ CHamoru or Chamorro Language Competition at the University of Guam we offer a number of competitions where students can show their skills in reading, writing, speaking and singing the Chamorro language. Each year we provide students two texts in Chamorro, one of them is a song/chant and the other is a poem. Students will have to memorize and perform these pieces before judges and the audience. Here is the poem that was provided last year for students. It was written by two Chamorro language teachers and fa’fa’nague or dance leaders in Pa’a Taotao Tano’. The lyrics are included below:

 

Imåhen i Taotao-ta

Tinige’ Siñot Brian Terlaje yan Siñot Raymond Lujan, 2014

Betso 1:

Fresko i aire

Duru i manglo’

Humuyong i atdao

Chumi’op ha’åni

An poddong i ichan papa’ gi i tano’

Manmagof i taotao, bunitu i ha’åni.

Koru:              

Humuyong i hilét i isan i langet

Yan i paluma kumǻkanta gi i trongko

Mamflores i tano’

Para u fa’nu’i i lina’la’ taotao-ta

Para i manmå’pos, på’go yan i mámaila’ .

Betso 2:

I mapagåhes tumåmpe i tano’

Mannå’i yu ’ sómbra

I nina’en siha

Sen låmlam suleras, gof ma’lak yan gåtbo

Prumeti Mañaina

Para i Taotao Tåno’.

Koru:

Humuyong i hilét i isan i langet

Yan i paluma kumǻkanta gi i trongko (trengko)

Mamflores i tano’

Para u fa’nu’i i lina’la’ i taotao-ta

Para i manmå’pos, på’go yan i mámaila’ .

Tollai:             

Guello yan Guella, kao siña ham manmaloffan

Sa’ i famagu’on-ta fuetsan i kotturå-ta

O Ásaina, O Anite ginen I mås geftao na kannai-mu!

Koru:

Humuyong i hilét i isan i langet

Yan i paluma kumǻkanta gi i trongko

Mamflores i tano’

Para u fa’nu’i i lina’la’ taotao-ta

Para i manmå’pos, på’go yan i mámaila’ .

Úttemo:        

Para i manmå’pos, på’go yan i mámaila’ (3x).

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