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Sulod is Central Philippine language of Panay in the Philippines. It is closely related to the Karay-a language and is locally known to its speakers as Ligbok.
Sulod is spoken in the clustered sitios of Buri, Maranat, Siya, and Takayan along the banks of the Panay River, between Mt. Kudkuran and Mt. Baloy in central
Panay (Jocano 1968:4).
Hinilawod: Adventures of Humadapnon
Below are verses from the first two stanzas of the second part of
Sugidanun I (First Narration) of the Sulodnon epic chanted by Hinilawod Hugan-an and recorded by Dr. F. Landa Jocano. The epic is in the original Sulodnon language.
Yabon-yabon pay tun-og
Alimbu pa duyamig
Hangop abi sa domdom.
Ni Buyong Humadapnon:
"Ti, Taghuy, ku magsalakay
Abi ako magmamkaw
Ku magliali ako sa lawdon
Maglibot sa layagon
Bungayong ako sa sarakyan
Waay ako't panimbang, Waay it panibin-sibin."
'I ginuong harangdon.
Kambay dato agtunan
Uwa si Labing Anyag
Sanglit may babaylan Sanglit hay singday.
English translation by F. Landa Jocano
The dew was still fresh
The morning breeze was cold
There he sat wondering
Till an idea came to his mind.
Said Buying Humadapnon:
"Well, Taghuy, were I to travel
Supposing I do embark
If I scour and cross the seas
Travel around, spread my sails
I would be alone in my vessel
I have no assistant I have no companion."
And slowly he stood
Meditating he took to his feet
The respected master.
He went and approached
His younger sister
Uwa Labing Anyag
Because she was a babaylan. And skilled in charms.
Sulod at (18th ed., 2015) Ethnologue
Hammarström, Harald; Forkel, Robert; Haspelmath, Martin, eds. (2017). "Sulod". . Jena, Germany: Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. Glottolog 3.0
Jocano, F. Landa. 1968. Sulod Society: a Study in the Kinship System and Social Organization of a Mountain People of Central Panay. University of the Philippines Press.