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November 27, 2007

Jason Paul Laxamana's Kapampangan blog

Aside from this blog, I have launched a separate blog that shall contain my attempts in Kapampangan writing and other forms of literary production.

The title of the blog is Kulang King Yumu. In English, that can be translated as Not Sweet Enough.

The title is inspired by my belief that the young ones ignore the Kapampangan language--their Amanung Sisuan (language from which one suckled)--because it has failed to ride with the times, in topic, in form, and in diversity.

This, if left as it is, will be hazardous to the perpetuation of the Kapampangan language, aside from the false nationalistic ideologies that preserve the inferiority of Kapampangan.

Here is a sample of my poetry.

Ket Na Ning Asu

Dona, alang balu
King yatu, king yatu
Meniglo king asu
King banyu, king banyu

Dona, sasakildap
Sulilap sulilap
Kilub na ning ulap
Bala na paninap

Dona, pakasáya
Kitnan ing indu na
Nung nanu’ng ikit na
King banyu ra keta

Dona, miglarawan
King asulilapan
Lalawit palalam
Tatalakad misan

Dona, abalu na
Ing abatiawan na
Ngana ning indu na
Siguru asu ya

Dona, mitutundu
Migkera king kuartu
Linub ya ing asu
Kinet ne king salu

Dona, pakakera
E makasiwala
Mituluanan wawa
Ala neng agawa

Dona, pangayabak
E man minyukle buak
Lupang mengawakwak
Salbag salbag utak

Dona, míkabalu
King yatu, king yatu
Keplasan ya kanu
King ket na ning asu

1 comment:

LAWSTUDE said...

Nice blog. I like the pic (keni's). Pampanga is my neighboring province and I frequently visit the place just to take pics. Have a nice day.