Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Ambahan sa Birthday ni Misis



Sugot nga maaw kunman
Tangdayan no ma-amban
Sabungan no manuywan
Impad las yami daywan
Hanggan buhok timbangan
Hanggan sa balod pangdan
Bugkat di way yamungan
Bilang dayi bunlagan
No kang tinaginduman
Kang magpahalimbaw-an
Ga bugtong ti bilugan

(Isn't this the truth with all:
If the wife is good and kind,
the husband reasonable,
you have always friends around,
like long hair drooping so nice.
Till the final burial mount,
you'll be sleeping on one mat.
You don't want to separate
Putting down my thoughts like this:
An example very clear,
being TWO, you're only ONE.)


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Ang mga Hanunuo-Mangyan dito sa ating lalawigan ay kasalukuyan pa ring gumagamit ng pamamaraan ng pagsusulat na ginamit na bago pa man dumating ang mga Kastila noong 1521. Ito ay isang halimbawa ng “Ambahan” ng mga Mangyan. Birtdey ngayon ni Misis at ang tanging maire-regalo ko sa kanya sa pamamagitan ng aking blog ay ang tulang ito…at ang pagmamahal.

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“Rough” Translation :

The Hanunoo Mangyans of Mindoro here in the Philippines still practice an original script which was in general use all over the country at the arrival of the Spaniards in 1521. This is an example of an “Ambahan” poem of the Mangyans. Today is my wife’s birthday and all I could give through my blog is this poem… and my love.

(Credits: Photo-www.flickr.com : Poem- www.mangyan.org.)

2 comments:

  1. Hi Norman,
    Here’s greeting you the very best of the Christmas season. May the Lord shower you and your family with countless blessings this coming year. Thanks for joining Filipinos Unite!!! God bless you and your loved ones always.

    Mel Alarilla of Filipinos Unite!!!

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  2. Makiki happy Birthday po :) ••¥

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