Friday, June 12, 2009

Palåbran 06/12/09: Ga'-

Ga'-: (marker) Animal classifier, pet.

Note: Chamorro makes use of several different markers/classifiers when constructing possessives, I'll try to get a lesson on this posted.


"Kao ga'-mu ga'lågu enao?" = "Is that your dog?"
"Dumånkolo i ga'-hu babui esta." = "My pig has already gotten big."
"Gof metgot i ga'-ña karabao." = "His water bufalo is very strong."


  1. Do we not get words for the weekend? Aaron, thanks again for providing this website. Are you from Tamuning? My dad has relatives (Mantanane) who live there.
    Pues Esta!
    Si Rosalia

  2. I used to post words on the weekend, but it just didn't work out too well for me :-(

    I'm actually from Ylig, Yona, but we are the same Matanane's from Tamuning.