Ambahan: Marriage

Ambahan: Marriage

Although the courtship period has a varied set of rules and ceremonials, the marriage itself is as simple as possible. After the consent of the parents has been obtained, the unceremonial first sleep of both the spouses together is considered as wedlock itself.

In the ambahan literature, a major part revolves around the perennial theme of married life and all its ramifications. After many years of living together, does the husband still remember his promise that he gave as an ardent lover?

When difficulties arise, the Mangyans try to smooth them out themselves.


Hanunuo-MangyanEnglishFilipino
Handwritten version of ambahan 210

If the ties you use at homeBecome weak and tend to break,You should be the one to mend,The one to restore their strength.

Panali ma'y marupokUway iyan na gapokIkaw itong susubokMagtitibay nang lubos!

The following advice is worthwhile to remember!

Hanunuo-MangyanEnglishFilipino
Handwritten version of ambahan 231

Even with disharmonyand a quarrel now and then.No reason to separate.Try to understand it first!

Kahit may kaguluhanMay tampuha't alitanDi dapat talikuranUnawain mo naman!

Parting for a longer period of time is sad for the couple.

Hanunuo-MangyanEnglishFilipino
Handwritten version of ambahan 234

My dear fragrant herb, my wife,it is true, we have to part,on this day and on this hour.If united we remainand our bond is strong and pure,you and I, far as we are,it's like holding hands again,it's like sitting side by side.

Kab'yak kong halimuyakKita ma'y magkawalayNgayon at lumaon manKung buklod ay matibayMaayos ang samahanIkaw nga at ako manMagkahawak ng kamayWari'y nasa kandungan!


Published on : 02/03/2018 by Papagei

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