Babel

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

Konyak

Babel Daonok

  1. Sha-a chahwannyu nopu me ngaolam ja hüyange ngao ja hei ngaopu ngoh yangki.
  2. Hüyange kahtalan heong yekao me kem taiwante, iman-e Shinar kahmük me kahjee ja nge, hüyange iman tüome nyoi.
  3. Hüyange iman hei imanpa me teingaowe i, “Kei, teman-e jaklong meimei-e jak hah;” hüyange iman-e long nanleiye jaklong yah, hüyange kümp (sham) nanleiye wüalüng yah.
  4. Tüophei me iman-e i, “Kei, teman nying nyingke chingnyu ja linghah, hüyange daonok wang ngoiye daowe weyange, hüyange teman jingne teman nying nyingke min ja anghah, hüke yelingma-a chahwannyu khongkümpu yete teman yankülak yang.”
  5. Hüyange Youngwanpawe kahta ühalanne lingpu chingnyu hüyange daonok leine pei.
  6. Hüyange Youngwanpawe i, “Leitüoh, iman jat ja, üne-o iman-e ngao ja hei ngao nang; sha-a iman-e hatüo toi linge hei wangnang; tüokhei iman jingne iman hanghe linglak jingne mong yapheih, iman-e ye-oklak hango yengoh külak yang.
  7. Kei, teman yu hah, hüyange iman pa me ngao tei yeshing oklak ne ngaolam püohne tamhah.”
  8. Hüke Youngwanpawe iman tüoken mepu chahwannyu üshei yete yanne tam, hüyange iman-e chingnyu lingpuwa lakke mah.
  9. Tüokhei tüopa chingnyu min Babilon she nyik, hangjingne Youngwanpawe tüokenme chahwannyu nopu jing ngao püohne tam; hüyange tüomepu Youngwanpawe iman chahwannyu üken phe te yanne tam.

Source: Katamyenghan (Genesis). Üjao Laitep. Bible in Konyak Naga.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Konyak is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Nagaland in the north east of India.

More information about Konyak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Konyak_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/nbe

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