Saturday, July 2, 2011

Pålåbran 07/02/2011: Maloffan

Maloffan (muh-LOAF-fan):
  1. Transported, toted, hauled, transferred, carried from one place to another.
  2. Past time, recently, previous, some time ago, previously.
  3. Exceedingly, surpassingly, superlatively, notably, excessively, extremely, amazingly, preeminently, immeasurably.
  4. Passed by, crossed by, gone/went by.
Note: Loffan is the Chamorro word for "transport" or "carry." This allows for maloffan to have various different applications. The first definition is straightforward and literal, in a figurative sense the 2nd is also fairly clear (the 4th is just like the 2nd), and the 3rd is a similar to English when you say that someone got "carried away."

Note: The 4th definition of  maloffan cannot be used in active voice, meaning you can't say "pass the car in front of you" using maloffan. In this case you would most likely use the word upos (pass - as in a race).

"Manmaloffan i trastes-ña siha esta ginen i tenda para i gima'-ña." = "Her furniture (stuff) was already transported from the store to her house."
"I maloffan na tiempo." = "Past time." = "Time gone by."
"Esta maloffan i ora annai para u fåtto mågi." = "The time is past when they would be here."
"Maloffan gue' dudos." = "She extremely showoff-ish."
"Maloffan yo' ñålang." = "I am overly hungry."
"Maloffan hao ya ni sikiera un ayu'os yo'." = "You passed by and didn't bother to wave at me."
"Hu li'e' si Juan annai maloffan yo' gi che'cho'-ña." = "I saw John when I passed by his job."


  1. Che'lu-ta, maolek ha' i che'chocho'-mu, lao gi ini na finana'gue-mu, lachi ha' i matuge'-mu ni maloffan. Taya' lonnat guihi. Si yu'os ma'ase' yan adahi hao mo'na gi hinanao.

    (asi'e' yu' lokkue' na ti hu na'sasaonao i lonnat yan i tilde gi matuge'-ku sa' ti hu yuyuma microsoft word. Hu na'chaddedek ha')

  2. Che'lu-hu si Yu'os Ma'ase' nu i komentu-mu. Guaha sumangan "å" gi maloffan ya guaha lokkue' sumangan "a".

    Trabiha ti hu gof tungo' todu i ottografion Chamoru, lao hinasosso-ku na "å" ha', sa' ginen i palabran "maloffan" i "må-" yan "loffan." Sangani yo' fan hafa i hinasso-mu pot este.