Matai na Hilitai
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Matai na Hilitai

This was a picture from the trail at Pagat in 2013. There is no way I cannot feel philosophical about this sight. A hilitai, crushed and flattened into the earth. At a place no less which as been controversial for a variety of reasons the past few years. I find it particularly interesting since hilitai … Continue reading

The Soul of Guam?
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The Soul of Guam?

Last night I watched the film “Last Knights” which is based on the story of the Chushingura or the Legend of the 47 Ronin. Over the years this story of loyalty, courage, honor and sacrifice has been retold in numerous ways, even treated to a Keanu Reeves version in 2013. The basic story deals with … Continue reading

Chamorro Hath Ten Thousand Several Doors
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Chamorro Hath Ten Thousand Several Doors

People take different approaches the language revitalization and preservation. You can often divide these interventions into either which segment of society they are focusing on, and whether their efforts deal with past, present or future forms of the language. For instance, when designing a language curriculum, which audience are you focusing the structure of your … Continue reading