Thursday, April 8, 2010

Pålåbran 04/08/2010: Ekulo'

Ekulo' (EH-ku-lu'): Climb up, get on top of.

Note: Kahulo' can be interchanged with ekulo' in many instances, but ekulo' draws more attention to the actual act of climbing, whereas kahulo' doesn't necessarily do so. Feddos is also another word that can be used for "climb."

Uses:
"Ekulo' fan i atof ya un chule' påpa' i bola." = "Please get on top of (climb up to) the roof and bring down the ball."
"Umekulo' gue' gi tronko ya u tife' lalanghita." = "He climbed up the tree to pick a tangerine."
"Manekulo' yan manunok i famagu'on gi tronko." = "The kids were climbing up and down the tree."

15 comments:

  1. Ekulu' fan guenao gi hilu' guma' ya un chuli'i yu ni' bola.

    pat si no

    Ekulu' fan guenao gi hilu' guma's ya un chule' papa' y bola.

    is how I would say it.

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  2. Si yu'us ma'ase for creating this blog!! :)

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  3. Thanks for the comments!
    I would like to make one suggestion to the above comment. While I understand what you're trying to say, the "guenao" shouldn't be there. The rest of the sentences are perfectly correct, but "guenao" is normally used to refer to a place near the addressee. Nonetheless, thanks for giving other ways to say it.

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  4. Is it Mali & Pari? or is it Spelled a Different Way?

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  5. Well, the term really is Kumaire/Kumaile and Kompaire/Kompaile, and we just shorten it to måli and påri at times. I hope that helps.

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  6. Thank You So Much- It really Halps;

    So if i were to Say Ex: Paren Rick;
    Would i be Right?

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  7. Yes, Paren Rick would be right if you meant to say "Rick's pari"

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  8. I Mean's to Say HELPS* &Thank You Once Again;
    I Love This- IT's a Real Big Help(:

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  9. Again Mean't*

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  10. Hafa Adai, I really like your website/lessons about learning our Chamorro language. Unfortunately, I too wish my parents had taught me chamorro. (Back then we were discouraged from speaking it) Do you also have CD's for learning Chamorro? This would really help so we can hear how to actually pronounce the words. And I'm sure there are alot of us out there who would find this helpful.

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  11. Hafa adai, I'm sorry, I don't have any audio/video available at the moment. However, I will try to figure something out.

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  12. How do you say 'The very green turtle and ball climbed onto the bus?'

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    1. I'm sorry it took me so long to respond. Depending on what you're actually trying to say, the translations would be different.

      If you mean to say that they got in the bus, then you would say something like "Humalom i gof dikike' na haggan yan i bola gi bas."

      If you meant that they climbed the bus itself, then you might say "Umekulo' i gof dikike' na haggan yan i bola gi bas."

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  13. How do you say, "we are thankful"?

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    1. You could say something like "manmanagradedesi hit/ham."

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