Wednesday, May 22, 2013
DANGEROUS WORDS : HÅGO LA'MON
Hågo la'mon means "It's up to you."
Very dangerous words to interpret when your nåna (mother, grandmother) is the one telling you this.
Hågo : Nang, kao debi de hu fanasiste gi lisåyon Auntie Chai la'mona?
(You : Mom/Granny, should I attend Auntie Chai's rosary tonight?)
Nang : Hågo la'mon.
(Mom/Granny : It's up to you.)
Later that night, after not attending the rosary, your nåna whacks you with her sangkletas (slipper) as you enter your house.
Hågo : Nang! Håfa isao-ho?
(You : Mom! What wrong did I do?)
Nang : Ti malak i lisåyo hao!
(Mom : You didn't go to the rosary!)
Hågo : Ilek-mo na guåho la'mon!
(You : You said it's up to me!)
This is followed by a second whack with her slippers. End of story.