Babel

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

Komba

Anutuŋâ ambân diŋziŋâ kâsâpkwoip

1-9 A ambân aksik zeŋgât den kânogâk zeip. Kut ŋâi zorat kutŋâ kânogâk sâmarawe. Sina hânân hân gânduŋ patâ zei ko zoren âi mindum ândiwe. Ândim na ko itâ sâ âraguwe, 'Nen deŋgop kwâtâkŋem kârâbân oindâ sem kâtigibaap. Zorâŋandik Kamân patâ ŋâi tuunaat. Kât mindum pam zâim bakŋâ yatâ tuunaat. Tuum zarindâ pumŋandâ zâi sumbem wem kinbaap. Yatâ oi ko kutniŋa patâ oi kamân zi mân birânaat. Hân ŋâin mân âinaat.' Yatâ sâm âragum ko kamân patâ sot mirâ kârep ŋâi tuum ândiwe. Tuum tatnetâ Anutuŋâ 'gei ziŋgitpaat' sâm gem gâip. Ziŋgitŋâ ko itâ sâip, 'Perâkŋak, zen a kâmut patâ, dinziŋâ kânogâk, zorat ko 'Bonŋâ muyaginaat' sam kât mindum pam zâim te. Nâ itâ upaat, dinziŋâ kâsâpkwa den âragunaam kwakpi.' Anutuŋâ yatâ sâm zobâ dinziŋâ kâsâpkwi âboŋgumŋâ hân ŋâin âiwe. Kamân patâ tuuwe zo birâwe. Kamân zorat kutŋâ Babeli.

Source: A Topniŋaŋgât Den Siŋgi. Komba Genesis Abridgement. SIL Ukarumpa, September 1972. A Topniŋaŋgat Den Siŋgi is a translation of Genesis into the Ununu area dialect of the Komba language.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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