Babel

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

Mundang

Yaŋ mawah ma pǝ sǝr Babilon

  1. Za sǝr daŋ yea tǝ faara zah vaŋno.
  2. Ne cok mo ɓaŋra fahlii ga fah kǝmorcomzah'nanne, ge lwaara cok tǝbǝǝ sǝr Babilon, so haira gŋ.
  3. Faara tǝgǝǝ ki: Na ge nǝǝ darŋgelle, ka na suŋ ne wii. Darŋgel joŋ yeɓ wo ɓǝǝ pǝ cok tǝsalle, vuulwah joŋ yeɓ wo ɓǝǝ pǝ cok simãa.
  4. So faara tǝgǝǝ ki faɗa: Na ge vuu yaŋ malii, na vuu yaŋ mawah gŋ ka tǝtǝl ah mo dai masyiibamme. Na kan tǝɗii nyi suu mana, ka na myah ge wo sǝr daŋ ka.
  5. Dǝɓlii ɗǝr ge ka ẽe yaŋ mawah mai dǝfuu mo tǝ vuura.
  6. So Dǝɓlii faa: Oho, ara ye ban vaŋno, a faara zah vaŋno ta. Mo tǝŋra joŋ fan nai ɓe, fan ki ka gak cak ra ne joŋ fan makẽne mo foora ɓo ka joŋ ya.
  7. Na ɗǝrri, na ge nyi zah nyi ra camcam ka mo laara zah ki ka.
  8. Dǝɓlii so myah ra wo sǝr daŋ naiko, soɓra vuu yaŋ ahe.
  9. Mor mai ɗiira yaŋ ah ne Babel, mor Dǝɓlii woŋ zah nyi za sǝr daŋ gŋ, so myah ra wo sǝr daŋ.

Source: Tǝŋmorfanne (Genesis). The Bible in Mundang language, Alliance Biblique du Chad, 1986.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Mundang is a member of the Mbum branch of Niger-Congo languages spoken in southern Chad and northern Cameroon.

More information about Mundang
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mundang_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/mua

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