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

Schwäbisch (Swabian)

Dr Turmbau von Babel

  1. Selligsmol hot mr auf dr ganza Welt en oener Schproch geschprocha ond für ällas de gleiche Wörter ghet.
  2. No send se Oschta zua aufbrocha ond hent em Land Sinear a Ebene gfonda ond sell ogsiedlat.
  3. No hent se zoanander gsaed: Auf goht's, machat mr Bachschtoe on dent dia brenna. Ond da Bachschtoe hent se als Schtoe gnomma ond da Teer als Schpeis.
  4. Ond se hent gsaed: Auf goht's, baut mr a Schtadt ond en Turm, der mo bis en Hemmel nauf goht; so machat mr ons en Noma, daß mr ons et auf am ganza Erdboda vrschtraeat!
  5. No ischt dr Herrgot ragfahra ond hot dui Schtadt ond den Turm oguckt, mo dia Menscha baut hent.
  6. Ond dr Herrgott hot gsaed: Do guck no: des ischt oe Volk ond se schprechat oe Schproch, ond de'scht erscht dr Ofang von dem, was dia doa wöllat; dene ischt bald nex mae omöglich, was dia onternemmat.
  7. Auf goht's, gemm'r na ond brenget en ihr Schproch durchanander, daß koener maeh em andere sae Schproch vrschtoht!
  8. Ond dr Herrgott hot se von sell über da ganze Erdbode vrschtraet, no hent se's aufgeba, dui Schtadt zom baua.
  9. Deswega hoeßt mr se Babel, weil dr Herrgott sell d‘ Schproch von dr ganza Welt durchanander brocht ond se von sell über da ganza Erdboda verschtraet hot.

Source: Wia ällas ogfanga hot. ‘s erschte Buach vom Mose. Stuttgart -1989.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Swabian an Alemanic dialect of High German spoken mainly in Baden-Württemberg in southwest Germany.

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