HUMÅNAO POT ESPIA CHINATSAGÅ-ÑA
To look for your own trouble
Language is not just about precise terminology, as in "everything has a name." "Just tell me how to say 'cat' in Chamorro." Beyond the precise terminology, language can also express, in veiled or subtle ways, a world view, sentiments and values. Our man åmko' often speak like this, and it is a form of speech that seems to be slipping away, even as Chamorro language advocates promote the language with neat, technologically precise methodology.
"Humånao pot espia chinatsagå-ña." It isn't enough that bad things happen to us without our consent. Some of us have to go chase after trouble. If we're not in trouble, we'll look for it.
Guåha na biåhe na sen kalåktos i fino' i man åmko'!