Babel

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

Lotha

Babel mhongkvüri chi

  1. Osi limha topvüto chi oyi motsünga osi yisanlan, yichak motsünga tae tssocho.
  2. Osi heto tssocho, ontena eng chirolamoe na yentsata yitathüng Shinar lo hayi motsunga hungcho, tosi ontena hochilo vantacho.
  3. Ontena onte onte phyutacho, “Etena wotavkalo osi yita nsüngrütavkalo osi etena mmhona rongtavka.“ Hochito ontena olong thong tssoa yita osi opfü thong tssoa chonphyalyu to licho.
  4. Osi ontena phyutachu, “Etena wotavkalo osi yantsü motsünga ntssona, ombo mhungkuri china Potsow etssungchana nsüngrüikhi ete mying tssotavkalo, ete chi mbopo etüngona limha topvülo ezonrorae e nyitoku tsükona.
  5. Tole OPVUI na yantsü tona oki ntssontsowo chito zelo chorocho, kvümoe kyon tsoeten chiang na tssocho sana.
  6. Osi OPVUI na phyucho, “Zeta, kyon ten chiang motsünga tae, osi onte topvüna oyi motsünga tae; tosi ontena heto tssoa benkatala, osi ontena nchümphita evamo chi ntonaha esani nsiyikok.
  7. Etena chowotavkalo osi onte yichi nmatangchev sitoktavkalo, osi onte onte nngathetoktav sitokuka.
  8. Hochito OPVUI na onte chi limha topvülo ezonrorae yitokcho. Tosi ontena yantsü nsüngrüo chi valanchi sicho.
  9. Hochi tsüköna hochi mying chicho Babel to tsacho, ntiotsole Potsow na shilona limha topvüto yi nngathetoku sitokcho; osi hochi lona Potsow na limha topvütolo ezonrorae vana yitokcho.

Source: Ntho Motsü. Ntatsa Ehen osi Ethan tssotsücho. The Holy Bible in Lotha Naga. Bible Nsüngrüi Okho, India. The Bible Society of India, Bangalore, 1967.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Lotha is a Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Nagaland in the north east of India by about 148,000 people.

More information about Lotha
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/njh
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotha_language

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