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

Western Soninke

Baabila soororon tagande

  1. Waxati dangi, ɲiiɲe ke su ɲi xan baane ya koono, sefe kitti baane.
  2. Koota yogo,soron forogonto gilli kinbakkan ŋa, i da baran xullu xoore wari Baabila ɲiiɲen ŋa, ixosi taaxu no.
  3. I ti me da: «O na tuufan katu n'a biyi.» Ken ŋa, tuufan da gidinsigiransiro i da, godoronjin da doorinsigiran siro i da.
  4. Ken falle, i ti: «O na duudandebetaga, na soorono gille sigindi a yi, a tonben gaa kiɲene kanmun ŋa. Ken ŋa, o na ɲatoxonto yi, kuudo o n maxa sanqi do ɲiiɲen kaaran su yi.»
  5. Fi falle, Tunka duumanten yanqa bakka kanmun ŋa, nan ri debe ke faayi, a dosoorono gille ke be haadamarenmun ga d'a taga.
  6. A ti du da: «Ku faayi ga kafi me yinan ɲa jama baane, i wa xan baane koono, ke faayi i gollen joŋaarun ya yi. Saasa,foofo ra ntax'i kaaɲana i golle danbe su ɲanŋen ŋa.
  7. Ken ŋ'o n yanqa, o n'i xanne keɲaxami, kuudo i n kori me faamunu.»
  8. Ken noxo du, Tunka duumanten d'i sanqibakka non ŋa do ɲiiɲen kaaran su yi, ken ga ɲa, i tuuma debe ke taganden ŋa.
  9. Ke ya saabuda, debe ke gaa xiriini Baabila, [a wure ga ni: «ɲaxami»] baawo Tunkaduumanten da haadamarenmen xannen ɲaxami non ya yi. Non ya ni xadi, a ga d'isanqi do ɲiiɲen kaaron su yi.

Source: Joppaye. Genesis in Western Soninke. Bamako, Mali.

Eastern Soninke

Bɑɑbilɑ tɑngɑndi gille

  1. Wɑxɑti yogo, ɲiiɲen su ɲi xɑn bɑɑne, sefe kitti bɑɑne. Kootɑ yogo, soron feregonte bɑkkɑ do kinbɑkkɑn ŋɑ, i dɑ birɑn xulli xoore wɑri Bɑɑbilɑ ɲiiɲen kɑnmɑ, i xusɑ nɑn tɑɑxu no.
  2. I ti me dɑ: «O nɑ tufɑn kɑtu n'ɑ biyi ti yinben ŋɑ.» Ken di, tufɑn dɑ gidinsigirɑn sur'i dɑ, gudoronjin dɑ doorinsigirɑn sur'i dɑ.
  3. Ken fɑlle, i ti: «O nɑ debe tɑg'o yinme dɑ, nɑ tɑgɑndi gille sigind'ɑ di, ɑ tonben gɑ wɑ kiɲene kɑnmun ŋɑ. Ken biren ŋɑ, o nɑ ɲɑ toxonto yi, kuudo, o n mɑxɑ sɑnqi do ɲiiɲen tɑtten su yi.»
  4. Fi fɑlle, Tunkɑ duumɑnten yɑnqɑ bɑkkɑ kɑnmun di, nɑn ri deben fɑɑyi, ɑ do tɑgɑndi gille be hɑdɑmɑrenmun gɑ d'ɑ dɑbɑri.
  5. Ken di, ɑ ti du dɑ: «Ku fɑɑyi gɑ kɑfu me yi nɑn ɲɑ jɑmɑ bɑɑne yɑ yi, i wɑ xɑn bɑɑne yɑ konni, ke fɑɑy'i gollen joŋɑɑdun ŋɑ. Sɑɑsɑ, fo wo fo rɑ ntɑx'i kɑbɑn'i golle dɑnbe su ɲɑɑye yi.
  6. Ken di, o n yɑnqɑ, o n'i xɑnne ke kolonso, yell'i nɑn mɑxɑ me fɑɑmu.»
  7. Ken biren ŋɑ, Tunkɑ duumɑnten d'i sɑnqi bɑkkɑ non ŋɑ do ɲiiɲen tɑtten su yi, ken gɑ ɲɑ, i tuumɑ bɑkkɑ deben tɑgɑnden ŋɑ.
  8. Ke yɑ sɑɑbudɑ, deben gɑ wɑ xilli Bɑɑbilɑ, [ɑ wure gɑ ni: «kolonso»], bɑwo Tunkɑ duumɑnten dɑ hɑdɑmɑrenmen su xɑnnen kolonso non yɑ yi. Non yɑ ni xɑhɑnɑ, ɑ gɑ d'i sɑnqi do ɲiiɲen tɑtte su yi.

Source: Joppɑye nɑn giri Tɑwureetɑ. Genèse en lɑngue soninké-est. Genesis in Eastern Soninke. Bamako, Mali.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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