Lotu = prayer
Iesu = Jesus
Meaai = Food
Fa'afetai = Thank You
Aso = Day
Fa'afetai Iesu foai mai meaai tausi ai matou le fanau. Amene.
This second prayer is the 'Our father' prayer you would say during church. They say this after every evening prayer.
Tatolo a le Alii
Lo matou Tama e, 'oi le lagi
'Ia paia lou suafa
'Ia o'o mai lou malo
'Ia faia lou finagalo I le lalolagi
e pei 'ona faia I le lagi
Ia 'e foa'I mai ia te'I motou I le aso nei oa
Matou mea'ai e tatau ma le aso
'Ia 'e fa'amagalo ia te'I motou
ia matou agasala
'E pei o 'I matou fo'I 'ona motou
fa'amagaloina atu I e 'ua agaleaga
mai ia te'I matou
'Aua fo'I 'e te ta'ita'iina I matou
I le fa'aosoosoga
'A 'ia laveai I matou 'ai le leaga
'Aua e ou le malo ma le mano
'Atoa ma le viiga e fa'avavau lava
And there you have it. Do I know what each one of these prayers is saying, not right now but at a later time I'm sure I'll be able to tell you (and I ran this by a trainer before accepting it is truth). So if you want to feel like you're a part of a traditional village Samoan family then give these two prayers a spin and see how you like the constant attack of vowels on your tongue. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Phillip!!!