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Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi Yu’

For the Chamorro language competition earlier this year, I was asked to create a poem. In line with the theme “I Fino’ Chamoru: I guinaha-ta, iyo-ta, ta fanana’i,” I decided to write this piece depicting the story of a young child desperately asking her mother to speak to her in the language. The piece takes many common responses people have regarding why they were not taught the language or is not important to teach to their children with this young child challenging them along the way.
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Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi Yu’

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Hu hungok hamyo yan si tåta kumuekuentos gi fino’-ta
Lao hu hahasso håfa na ti un fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ lokkue’?
Gof malago’ hu tungo’ i fino’-ta.

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Hu tungo’ na ilek-miyu na ti malago’ na para bai hu tungo’ hafa ilek-mimiyu
Lao ti maolek enao na råson put ti para en fa’na’gue yu’ ni fino’-ta
Sa’ I Fino’ Chamoru: I guinaha-ta, iyo-ta, ta fanana’i
Taimanu ta sångan na i guinaha-ta anggen guinahan-miyu ha’?

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Munga chathinasso nåna, hu tungo’ na ma sangåni hao
Na ti para bai hu malåte’ anggen un fino’ Chamoruyi yu’
Lao gof lachi enao nåna
Sa’ I Fino’ Chamoru: I guinaha-ta, iyo-ta, ta fanana’i

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Meggai ma sångan na ti para u eyak fino’ Chamoru
Sa’ ti siña måma’salåpe’, lao pareke yu’ nu enao nåna
Sa’ I Fino’ Chamoru: I guinaha-ta, iyo-ta, ta fanana’i
Yan ayu muna’malago’ yu’ tumungo’

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Gi tiempon mo’na, an todu i famagu’on mamfino’ Chamomoru
Ya para u ma fanmamaisen taimanu na manaiguini hit
Siña hu sangåni siha sa’ si nåna-hu, ha fino’ Chamoruyi yu’

Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ put fåbot
Sa’ anggen u ma faisen yu’ håfa na ha fino’ Chamoruyi yu’ si nanå-hu
Siña hu sangåni siha na ha tungo’ na
I Fino’ Chamoru: I guinaha-ta, iyo-ta, ta fanana’i
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Here is a video of one of the competition participants performing the piece!

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One thought on “Nåna, Fino’ Chamoruyi Yu’

  1. Malago’ yu’ muna’saonao este gi i prugrama para i Indigenous Languages na Konferensia. Kao sina un na’i yu’ i pinila’-na gi Fino’ Ingles?

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