During my recent trip to Wulai (Ulay in Atayal) I was pleased to see at least a few signs in the Atayal language.
This one — no Chinese characters! no English! — appears on the fronts of several stores on the Old Street that have water from hot springs piped into tubs there. I asked a couple of shop owners about this. They clearly had only vague notions about the signs being for hot springs; they couldn’t read the signs themselves.
This sign takes the form of personal pledges for a healthy lifestyle. Most have to do with [not] drinking.
Gaga is the Atayal word for traditions/customs/rules (especially those handed down from their ancestors).
This sign is in squliq Atayal, not Ci’uli. Ci’uli is spoken in the far south-west, I think. Wulay is definitely squliq.
Thanks for the correction. I’ve removed the original link to Ci’uli Atayal from the main post and put it here in this note.
habun = yellow
tngtung = bitter melon