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Babel

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

Sankaran Maninka

Babɛli sankaso jan na ko

  1. Dunuɲa mɔɔilu bɛɛ tɛrɛ ye kan kelen de mɛnna. Alu bɛɛ tɛrɛ ye i ɲɔɔn famunna.
  2. Alu bɔra telebɔ fan dɔ, ka wa gbɛkannan ba do tɛrɛn Sineyari jamana rɔ. Alu ka i sii dinkira wo rɔ.
  3. Lon do rɔ, alu ka a fɔ i ɲɔɔn yɛ ko: «An ye birikilu gbasi ka alu janin kosɛbɛ.» Alu ma kabakurun ta fo biriki. Alu ma boro fanan ta, fo tulubɔ fasani.
  4. Alu kan ko: «An ye so lɔ an jɛrɛ yɛ, ka sankaso jan lɔ a kɔndɔ. Wo lɔ ye se haan sankolo ma, sa an di tɔɔ sɔrɔn. Ni an ma wo kɛ, an di jɛnsɛn duukolo fan bɛɛ fɛ.»
  5. Allabatala jiira ka so ni sankaso jan dagbɛ, adamadenilu ka mɛn lɔ.
  6. A kan ko: «A ragbɛ. Alu bɛɛ ye siya kelen de ri, alu bɛɛ ye kan kelen de mɛnna. Alu ye baara mɛn kan ɲin, alu la baara fɔlɔ le wo ri. A tɛ mɛn bakɛ, alu wa alu miri fen fen ma, alu ri se wo kɛla.
  7. An ye jii ka alu kan basan, sa alu kana se i ɲɔɔn kan mɛnna butun.»
  8. Wo rɔ, Allabatala ka alu farafara ka alu bɔ dinkira wo rɔ, ka alu jɛnsɛn duukolo fan bɛɛ rɔ. Alu la so lɔ ko ra dan wo rɔ.
  9. Wo le kosɔn, dinkira wo tɔɔ lara ko Babɛli, baa Allabatala ka dunuɲa mɔɔilu bɛɛ kuma kan basan ye le, ka ban ka alu jɛnsɛn duukolo fan bɛɛ rɔ.

Source: Alla la Kitabu Seniman. A Damira. Pioneer Bible Translators.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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