Four Riddles From Abra

The previous posts have been kind of serious so lets lighten up a bit before we are justly accused of being G and D (Grim and Determined). Anyway, lets do some riddles or bolboltiya or burburcha which I copied from

As riddles go, these are a bit risqué. Don’t tell me you weren’t warned. If you like this kind of stuff though, you might want to join our Abrenian friends here.

I will not translate the riddles because I don’t think I can capture the nuances. I hope you can find an Ilokano friend to do the translation. If no such friend is around, you will just have to pass on this one. To read the answers, click and drag your mouse from the first to the last riddle.

1. No agdenna ti dua nga dutdutan, matay ka ti imas nan. Answer: Mata, no matmaturog.

2. Tugaw tugawam, kinud kinudam, ramas ramasem, pespe pespesem, ti rimuar puraw. Answer: Niyog.

3. Bassit nga bantay makapilay. Answer: Takki.

4. Intugkel ti Igorot saan nga mapag-ot. Answer: Takki latta.

3 thoughts on “Four Riddles From Abra”

  1. Ey…. Thanks poh…. I really need that…. Pwede dagdagan nyo pa ng mga epiko, awit pangkasal, mga awit- panitikan ng mga Igorot… sa Katutubong wika??????? PLZZZZZZZZZZ….. tHANKS………

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