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Babel

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

Rikou (Ringgou)

Tutui kota Babel a

1. Fai a ulu na, basa lahenda nai dae-bafoꞌ a, ara dedea pake dedeaꞌ esaꞌ a.

2. Tepoꞌ fo sira ruma mulai lali dulu reu, ara losa dae malekaꞌ esa nai Sinear, boe ma ara leo reuꞌ na.*

3-4 Basa si rala haraꞌ rae, “Ae! Toranoo kara emin! Mai fo ita tafoa ta kota bau-inaꞌ esa. Ita muste tao batu pilas, basa sona hotun losa namepe. Ma ita tatutuleꞌ batu sira pake ter. Basa nana ita tafoa uma madema esa, fo poilai na losa lalai, ela leoꞌ bea na, ita hapu nadeꞌ. Ela ita dadi teuꞌ lahenda nusa bau-inaꞌ esa, fo bosoꞌ esaꞌko matan.”

5. Boe ma MANETUALAIN onda, ela memete sudi kota ria no uma madema fo ara rafoa ni a.

6. Basa de Ana dedea nae, “Lahenda ia ra basa si lahenda nusaꞌ esa, ma ara pake dedeaꞌ esa. Hata fo besaꞌ ia ara taon ia, besaꞌ ko sauꞌ masososa. Balaha-binesaꞌ maneniko basa si nanahekeꞌ dadi esaꞌ sama leoꞌ besaꞌ ia, neuꞌ ko ara bisa tao sudi laꞌe ubeaꞌ a.

7. Malole lenaꞌ Ita onda fo tao fee si esaꞌko dedean, ela ara bosoꞌ esa bubuluꞌ esa dedean bali.”

8. Basa boe ma Manetualain onda, de tao taohiro-taohari sira dedean. No ria na, Ana tao na lahenda sira kofela leo basa mamanaꞌ nai dae-bafoꞌ a. Boe ma ara ta rafoa raroo kota ria soꞌ.

9. Huu ria na, de ranade kota ria, Babel (hiiꞌ nae sama no dedeaꞌ esa fo sosoa na nae, ‘lakadileꞌ’), nana huu MANETUALAIN tao taohiro-taohari sira dedea na, ma fee si kofela leo basa mamanaꞌ nai dae-bafoꞌ a.

* 11:2 ‘Leo pooꞌ dulu’ nai dedea Ibrani, sosoa na boe bisa rae, ‘neme pooꞌ dulu mai’. Sinear nade feke na riꞌ, ‘Babel’.

Source: Tutui Masososaꞌ. Rote Rikou Alkitab. Genesis and the New Testament in the Rote Rikou language of Indonesia. Kejadian dan Perjanjian Baru dalam bahasa Rote Rikou. Unit Bahasa dan Budaya, 2004

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Ringgou
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ringgou_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/18/language/rgu

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