Babel

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

Termanu (Pa'da)

Uma puni madema Babel

  1. Makasososan-na, basa leoina manai daebafak-ka, lanuu ka'da dede'ak esa, ma kokolan-nala matak esa.
  2. Lelek, laleu-lalaak leo daebafak-ka boboan dulu leu boema, ala losa masadokek esa nai Babilonia, boema ala leo lahele leme ndia leona.
  3. Esa kokolak no esa nae, “Mai fo, ata tao batu cetak, fo ata hotun losa natea.” Boema ala hapu batu cetak, soaneu tao uma batu, ma ter, fo lakadiditak lenik-kana.
  4. Beekola lae, “Mai fo ata tapadedeik kota, ma uma puni madema esa, poin-na losa lalai, fo ela ita nanakoa-nanakiok, ma ita ta tapasasala leo daebafak-ka lala'en-na teu fa.”
  5. Boema, Manetualain kona mai, fo Ana mete kota, ma uma puni madema fo, hataholi daebafak-ka tao-nak ndia.
  6. Boema Manetualain nae, “Hataholi ia-la, leoina esa, ma dede'ak esa, de ia, besak-ka sila dale tutu'u makasososan-na. Ta dook-ka so'on te, neukose ala bisa tao su'di beek fo, ala lahiik-kana.
  7. Malole lenak, Ata kona teu, fo sese'do-babalik dede'an-nala, fo ela esa ta nalelak esa dede'an-na so'on.”
  8. Manetualain tao tapasasalas leo daebafak-ka lala'en-na neu-a, enon-na leondiak. Boema, ala ta tao kota ndia so'on.
  9. Hu ndia de, losa besak ia, kota ndia na'de Babel, nanahu Manetualain tao tasi'bu basa leoina-la dede'an-na neme ndia, ma Manetualain tao tapasasalas leme ndia, leo basa daebafak-ka lala'en-na leu.

Source: https://www.bible.com/bible/2903/GEN.11.TWU

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Termanu is a member of the Timoric branch of the Malayo-Polynesian language family spoken on Rote Island in East Nusa Tenggara Province of Indonesia.

More information about Termanu
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Termanu_language
https://www.ethnologue.com/language/twu

Tower of Babel in Timoric languages

Amarasi, Dawan, Helong, Termanu, Tetum

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