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mānava Rachel Florence Su’a “What did you call me?!” I asked and for a second, I had thought “I sound just like dad!” his tone, unlike my mom, whose tone is strong from the start. You can hear it when she says “Koe kasi lo’u faiaku fasiga loa ma ‘oe” Which means “If I ask one more time I am going to beat you” and that’s how you know, she is not playing around. But my dad’s tone is something I like to call e c Th alm before the storm Because he only has to ask once and if he has to repeat himself WHACK! a slap across the face or a belt to your legs. My mom has this saying that goes “Va’ai se kamaiikiki I kagi e le’I uma le aso” Which translates to Watch yourself or you’ll end up crying before the day ends But it sounds SO MUCH COOLER and much more threatening in Samoan than saying it in Igilisi (English) just sounds so blegh. But I have to say, if I’m going to say it in English might as well say it just like my dad would say it Calm and threatening “I’m not http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies University of Nebraska Press

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Abstract

Rachel Florence Su’a “What did you call me?!” I asked and for a second, I had thought “I sound just like dad!” his tone, unlike my mom, whose tone is strong from the start. You can hear it when she says “Koe kasi lo’u faiaku fasiga loa ma ‘oe” Which means “If I ask one more time I am going to beat you” and that’s how you know, she is not playing around. But my dad’s tone is something I like to call e c Th alm before the storm Because he only has to ask once and if he has to repeat himself WHACK! a slap across the face or a belt to your legs. My mom has this saying that goes “Va’ai se kamaiikiki I kagi e le’I uma le aso” Which translates to Watch yourself or you’ll end up crying before the day ends But it sounds SO MUCH COOLER and much more threatening in Samoan than saying it in Igilisi (English) just sounds so blegh. But I have to say, if I’m going to say it in English might as well say it just like my dad would say it Calm and threatening “I’m not

Journal

Frontiers: A Journal of Women StudiesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Apr 15, 2022

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