Tausūg proverbs

A collection of proverbs and sayings in Tausūg (Bahasa Sūg / بَهَسَ سُوگ), a Malayo-Polynesian language spoken in parts of the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia

In kābaw minsan mu biadjuan sutla mui da pa pisak.
Though you dress a water buffalo in silk, he will always return to the mud.

In manussiya magparuparu, sagawa’ Tuhan in magbaya.
Man plans, but God decides.

Matambul in simud suba dayn ha simud sin tau.
It is easier to stop the mouth of a river, than the mouth of a man.

In halli’ subay wajib mangadjang ha di’ patumu’ in ulan.
One must be always be prepared to have a roof ready before the rain falls.

Source: Christopher Allen Sundita: In Bahasa Sūg. An Introduction to Tausūg. Naga City, 2002.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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