Tweak your Samoan language skills

Most of us in the ville are at least a little bit familiar with the Samoan language… some of us (especially the Au Kalepe) are such experts they can happily take creative license… but all of us I’m sure could use a few reminders about proper Samoan grammar.

A little while ago, Liz M posted up what I think are a couple of the most enlightening blog posts in the ville – I definitely learned myself a few new things…

1. Gagana: 5 Common Errors

The following points are, in my opinion only, five of the most common grammatical and spelling errors I continue to observe in social gatherings including online sites such as Facebook, Twitter, as well as some independent Islander sites. I assume this may be from a lack of comprehension of the Samoan language so I have included a few notes as guidance. You may either take it or leave it, but I would appreciate if we can share our thoughts in order to increase awareness for those who wish to learn the gagana Samoa (Samoan language)… READ MORE

2. Gagana: Yours and Mine

My previous post about common errors in the Samoan language generated some requests for more tips on Samoan grammar. One of the requests is about understanding how to correctly use the pronouns lo’u/la’u (my) and lou/lau (your)… READ MORE

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Known offline as Lillian (Lils, Lei'a) Arp, Hamo Geek Girl is just learning what it means to be Samoan. When she's not here, she's over at Manaui: Savour Oceania mostly talking about her other favourite topic: Food!

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