samedi 16 juin 2012

Sihanaka dialect: tanala very sampy


here is a sample music from the Sihanaka dialect (~betsimisaraka dialect), from Ambatondrazaka region.

In fact, there are just two types of Malagasy dialects: the southern and northern varieties. The merina, the official language is considered as a northern one, by the accent.

Every malagasy person understands the merina dialect, everybody can even speak it, but it is a bit difficult for the merina people to understand/ or speak to the others.



Clip Ny Zanatsihanaka Tanala very sampy jereo eto watch here) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=amqrTdnylUY

" Tanala very sampy ka ny manova no mety" is a saying inspired by the Tanala tribe, a people of cowherds. If one of them has lost his amulets, he will not find it in the vast forest, so it is better for him to change for a new one.
In other words, it means that if someone has lost something very important (for example, his sweetheart), it is better for him to find another one.