Friday, September 5, 2014


Sen tungu'on yanggen gaige
sa' lumo'lo' gi besino.
Ya manlolo'lo' pumalo,
lao lilo'-ña konosido.

It's very easy to know when he's around
because he coughed at the neighbor's.
And while others are coughing,
his cough is recognizable.

Those were the days when houses were so close to each other, you could hear someone cough in the next house.

Tungu'on = the suffix -on means "able to." Tungo' (to know) becomes tungu'on, "knowable."

Konosido = borrowed from the Spanish conocer, which means to be acquainted with, to know in an experiential or personal way.

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