July 9th, 2011

***tomoe

Any Kalinga, Kankana-ey or other Philippine Cordilleran language speakers in the house?

I know it's a long shot, but does anyone here know Kalinga, Kankana-ey or a Cordilleran language closely enough related that you could make a guess about the lyrics of a song? My mom (an Ilocano speaker with a tiny bit of Kankana-ey) thinks it's Kankana-ey but it could be Kalinga since the singer is an ethnic Kalinga.

You can listen to the song here:
http://www.box.net/shared/191vxm5efq6gungh3r6f
(EDITED to add the correct link; sorry if anyone tried to listen to it on the non-functional link earlier!)

There's an English translation given in the CD booklet, but I'd like to know the original lyrics.
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I can pick out basic nouns that have close Tagalog cognates (bulan/moon, udan/rain, angin/wind), and my mom can pick out some of the verbs, but reconstructing the actual sentences is beyond our capabilities.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!!