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Do you want to learn how to speak in Bahasa Sug (Tausug Language)?
Do you know someone who is a Tausug, and wanted to surprise them by speaking with them in Tausug fluently?
Do you have some words or phrase you want to be translated into Tausug?
Or Are you just someone who will enjoy learning a new Language?

But, too sad there is only a few sites having an easy-to-follow, tutorial on how to learn Bahasa Sug...?

Well, worry no more!

Starting June 2012 (that's tomorrow!), a new site created to cater the need of those who wanted to Learn Bahasa Sug by heart is here! Introducing... "TAUSUG 101: Learning Bahasa Sug" by Anak Iluh. It's finally here! Your one-stop online tutorial site for learning Bahasa Sug--the FUN WAY!.

It's a simple site having the following features:

1) GRAMMAR LESSONS = a series of easy-to-follow, subject-based lessons on Bahasa Sug directly from a homegrown-Tausug from Sulu! You don't have to know a lot of grammar rule and the technical name…

Tausug 101: Learning Sinug, Sharing Words…

For the past few months, I have received a number of emails ffrom different readers of our humble blog—at least now I know we have other readers aside from my, uhm, myself. Most of them are asking for the Tuasug (Sinug) translations of some words or phrases, some of them had expressed their interest in learning our local language. They have different reasons ranging from simply being curious to wanting to surprise their love ones who are Tausugs (or at least knows the language). Someone is even a linguist who wanted Tausug (Sinug) to be his 10th learnt language! Wow!
I tried to reply to their emails as much as I can; answering their questions, translating some words, explaining some (those that I can handle)… And little by little, I found myself enjoying this kind of ‘sharing’ my own language to other people. Maybe it is not as effecting as learning from formal schools or directly conversing with one another, but at least I was able to share something, somehow…which is great…

In kabuhi’ biya’ sin dagat…

Ha kahaba’ waktu magpaka-atud aku pa kalauran sin dagat, ha hula’ naka atawa ha dugaing lugal, di’ ku tuud kahawiran in makauyum ha pangatayan ku. Biya’ aku sapantun amuin bata’2 ampa nakabalik pa pipihan hi inah niya. Ha laum jantung ku in kahanung, kasanyang… Daran ku magkaiyan ha baran ku, “bunnal sa, in dagat ini biyah da isab sin kabuhi’ ku…”
In kabuhi’ ta biya’ da sapantun sin dagat yaun;
Anud madtu, anud mari. Di’ kaingatan in tubtuban ta bang hain humundung. Mataud pangasubu dih ta pa kaingatan sambungan; mataud lalabayan, sung ta pa untasun. Maladju-malawak pa in sungan ta, in manjari ta tukasun. Mataud indaginis ha lauman niya, sibu’ da hikatabang atawaka makamumula.
In kabuhi’ ta biya’ da sapantun sin dagat yaun;
Awn waktu ha laum kahanung, di’ maghibal-hibal. Awn waktu in kita magpa-agad na hadja ha pakain-pakain na in anuran niya. Awn waktu isab ha laum harubiru, ha laum alun malaggu’ sa’ ta atuhan. Ha laum badju, atawa unus dakula, makahanggaw manglubu sin kabuhianan ib…


(5minuto Serye, Tausug Version)
Time starts...
Taumpa. Dih natuh pagkalupahan in taumpah natuh bang kitaniyu manaw na. Indaginis in dagbus, indaginis in walnah, indaginis in laggu', indaginis na in style. Sila ini in nagdirihil ha siki natuh taming daing ha makamumula; daing ha pisak, batu; buhangin naka atawa bagunbun; bagbag kassa iban lura'.
Taumpa. awn Boots, leather; awn sandal; awn rubber; awn pangjogging, awn pangsputing; awn da isab pang iskul. Sah misan biyariin in taud indaginis taumpa; masi2 mataud daing ha mga tau miskin iban dukka, wayruun misan hambuuk hansipak taumpa.
Bunnal niya kiyahunitan isab aku magsulat sin post ini; LIma Minit Serye; Misan bihadtu in mattan maksud ta ha post ini amun magsukul kita sin awn taumpa ta. Dih ta pasaran lummi-an hadja; subay ayad-ayaran ta; pasal misan siya yaun ha babaan sin siki ta, malaggu in kiyatabang niya katu niyu.
Ubus subay ra isab siya dih hipagbugit bang mahalu na.
========================== TIMES UP!
nagligaw na ak…

Y'know Lapu-Lapu? He is not a Filipino!

Originally written: July 29, 2011
Revised Edition: April 27, 2012

We have always known that Lapu-Lapu, the great warrior of Mactan, was notably known as the “First Filipino National Hero” in Philippine History. But do you know that Lapu-Lapu was, in reality, not a Filipino himself? And that the statement of him being the “First Filipino National Hero” (FFNH) is one of the most fallacious historical information taught to us?
How are we to prove this? We have to be daring indeed, to challenge the credibility and truth about the century-old historical fact about Lapu-Lapu, the great warrior of Mactan.
Let us look back into the Philippine History regarding the issue (all dates, names and events can be verified in different Philippine History Books. Please do not hesitate to inform me in case of errors and mistakes herein, I am always ready to accept my errors.):
Lapu-Lapu became famous because of his striking victory against the Portuguese explorer and colonizer Ferdinand Magellan. It was duri…