Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture
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Revitalizing Language to Preserve Culture

In 2013, I was asked by the local O’ahu media company, ThinkTech Hawaii to discuss my at the time upcoming thesis “Na’lå’la’ i Fino’-ta, Na’matatnga i Taotao-ta: Chamorro Language as Liberation From Colonization” on their show. Although I don’t quite like the title chosen as I aim to move way beyond the “preservation” framework for … Continue reading

Yå’ho i hila’ i famagu’on (Håcha)
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Yå’ho i hila’ i famagu’on (Håcha)

Kumåti yu’ nigap, lao hongge yu’ na ti triste yu’ na gof magof yu’. Gi pupuengi nigap, matåtå’chong yu’ gi salan-måmi yan humugågando i hagå-hu gi hilo’ såtge. Para guåhu, tåya’ na’manman ni para u guaha nigap lao, gof lachi yu’. Mientras ume’egga’ yu’ TV, mambaba i hagå-hu un lepblon fino’ Chamoru. Ya-ña humugåndo yan … Continue reading

The Jesus Film
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The Jesus Film

One of the my main problems with learning Chamorro outside of actually speaking it with others is that most of the resources available are all meant to be read. Most of them are texts such as various dictionaries, reference grammars, children’s stories, etc. While this is definitely not a problem and I am hope that … Continue reading