Babel

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

Tupuri

Äi leege ma Babelwo de tiñ ma Babel no

  1. Jar äuy hay waçaçge diñ jag po boñ, de waçaçre se boñn lay.
  2. AÀ pud wo le nen äañ wer no kay no, kal wo age da' ful po äi sir Sineyare, saara kal lagge de tiñ ni.
  3. AÀ kal wo wii kaçaçra ti holañ kaçaçra ga: Naa see wee! Naa ndar wee briggi, ni naa jiin wee go ti wuu. Brign mokay la no saara kol diñ huuli äaara, bitum mo lay no saara koln diñ mo ma neë nen äen tu lay.
  4. AÀ kal wo pa ga: Naa see wee! Naa boo wee äi leege wo de tiñ ma kluu nen maga ti peçeçge äe mo wo da' ngeel ma ciñ, naa ra wee ëu naa go nen maga naa mo joñ nen dusgi wo go ciñ ti tamsir äuy wa.
  5. Manwur kal ëiigi le gesiñ ko äi leege wo de tiñ ma kluu maga weere jar tebere wo de booge äe mono.
  6. Manwur day ga: Jar ma de tayge boñ wo mo lag so no! AÀ waçaç wo äuy diñ jag se boñ no, day ko fen maga saara ba de tï¡ï¡ wer joñ sen mo haç' ëa pa! Patala mopo ma dig rage bay wa so mo pa de maga aà ëig wo we ga saara joñ mopo no.
  7. Naa see! Naa ëii wo: Naa wo la ni naa brum nen waçaçre äaaran go nen maga aà mo laa wo jag kaçaçra ti yoo äaara wa so.
  8. Manwur kal dus rage wo go see ngeel sen haçaç ciñ ti tamsir äuy, aà kal wo men boo äi leege no.
  9. Diñ wersen ga aè kal kañ ëu ne hen ga Babel, werga diñ ni, ga Manwur brum jag jar ma ti tamsir wo go äuy. Diñ ni ga Manwur joñ nen mber rage wo go ciñ ti tamsir äuy mo lay.

Source: Ti§i§I Were (Genesis). La Bible en Tupuri. Alliance Biblique du Cameroun, 2006.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Tupuri is a member of the Mbum branch of Niger-Congo languages spoken mainly in southern Chad, and in parts of northern Cameroon.

More information about Tupuri
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tupuri_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/tui

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