Babel

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9)

Ata Manobo

  1. Dongan, sagboka rò ian ka kinagian to tibon otow kai to kalibutan. Omona-an no nokogsabutsabut ka tibò no mgo otow.
  2. Nò, ko nigmoon-ing man dò ka kapunganan ni Nowi nighipanow kandan poondiò to silaan ligkat to bubungan to Ararat. Nighiipanow sikandan taman to nigkita ran ka malu-ag woy maroyow no napù to Sinar. Nokoghulug sikandan to og-ugpa-an dan ka so-in no tanò.
  3. Nighimu sikandan to mgo baloy ran. Nigpakogal dan ka mammikot no tanò. Nigpakogal dan so-ini dut hapuy oyow ogmakogal woy in-alabat dan on.
  4. Nokoghulug sikandan to no nignangon to, “Oghimu kinow to dakol no lunsud woy matikang lagboy no baloy. Ka u-ud to so-in no dakol woy matikang no baloy igpataman tanow porom diò to langit. Maroyow ko kai rò ogkatibò ka kapunganan tanow ogman-ugpò oyow ogka-bantug kinow.
  5. Nò, nigbunsud sikandan nighimu to matikang lagboy no baloy woy ka lunsud. Warò malugoy nigpitow ka Punu-an to Magbobo-ot to nighimu to mgo otow.
  6. Wà naragò ka Punu-an to Magbobo-ot no nignangon to, “Tò, pitawa ka mgo otow. Ogmanangnangonoy sikandan to oyow ogmabulbuligoy to agad nokoy no maro-ot no ogkaromdoman dan. Ian ian su sagboka rò ka kinagian dan.
  7. Kunto-on oglogsaran tanow sikandan woy ogpokogsolsologon tanow ka kinagian dan, su oyow konad ogmokognangonnangonoy sikandan.
  8. Sikan on ian ka nighimu to Punu-an to Magbobo-ot. Warad on ian nokogsabut ka mgo otow. Omona-an no niglulunsud ka nig-unawa ka kinagian dan woy nigmasulsulayoy sikandan. Sikan dò ian no warad on napongoi ka dakol no lunsud woy ka matikang lagboy no baloy.
  9. Nighingaranan layun ka so-ini dakol porom no siurad woy matikang lagboy no baloy to babil. Ka kalitokan din 'kalibog'. Kai to Punu-an to Magbobo-ot pinogsougsoug ka kinagian to mgo otow. Woy ligkat to so-in no ugpa-an nakatkat ka tibò no mgo otow kai to ampow to tanò.

Source: Mgo Nangnangonon Ligkat to Kinagian to Punu-an to Magbobo.ot. Genesis Portions and Ezekiel Verses in Ata Manobo (Langilan, Tala-ingod). Translators Committee of the Philippines, 1982.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about the Ata Manobo language
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