53. Lung`wando Na Shimba

Collected by: Don Sybertz, Scanned by: Cephas Yao Agbemenu

With special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African proverbs,Sayings and stories)

Lushiku lumo umuna Shimba agaja aha numba ya ng’wa Lung’wando, usanga alinduhu wajaga (kumilimo) kungese. Wingila umuna Shimba umu kaya yang’wa Lungwando, ung’wibhandila ize annye.

Aho washika ulung’wando ubhona mabhondo ga Shimba gingilaga umu kaya, ushoka hado hado kushika kasegeno. Ukalala kuko.

Kushika wela, uja kumilimo hangi. Aho wamala imilimo wiza pole pole aha numba, usanga mabhondo gigolo galiho, muna Shimba atali ibhandile.

Lung’wando ushoka hangi hado hado kushika kasegeno, wandya kugisha, “Madilo muna numba wane, sele. Ugisha hangi, madilo muna numba wane, sele. Uyomba muna Lung’wando giki hangi, nakagugishaga wazunya, ilelo witaga kinahe utuzunyaga kunigisha. Madilo muna numba wane, nose uzunya muna Shimba, “Madilo bhabha.” Lung’wando useka hii hii! Natinabhona numba yagisha.

KISWAHILI: SUNGURA NA SIMBA
Siku moja Simba alikwenda nyumbani kwa Sungura. Kumbe hakumkuta, kwani alikuwa amekwenda kazini (kwenye palizi). Simba aliingia ndani ya nyumba ya Sungura, akajibanza ili Sungura atakaporudi akija amle.

Sungura aliporudi, aligundua nyayo za Simba zimeelekea ndani ya nyumba yake. Basi akarudi nyuma kwa mwendo wa kasi hadi mbali na kulala huko.

Asubuhi akaenda moja kwa moja kwenye kazi zake. Alipomaliza kazi, alirejea polepole tena nyumbani kwake. Alizikuta nyayo zilezile za Simba kama alivyoziona jana. Hapo Sungura akasalimia, “Umeshindaje nyumba yangu?” Kukawa kimya kitupu kimetawala. Akarudia kusalimia mara ya pili na ya tatu. Akasema “Huwa ninakusalimu unakubali leo umefanyaje umekataa kunisalimu.?” Akarudia “Umeshindaje we nyumba yangu?”
Mwisho Simba akakubali, “Sijambo baba Sungura!” Akacheka hii! hii! “Sijaona nyumba inasalimu!

KISWAHILI: Sungura Na Simba

Siku moja Simba alikwenda nyumbani kwa Sungura. Kumbe hakuwepo, kwani alikuwa amekwenda kazini (kwenye palizi). Simba aliingia ndani ya nyumba ya Sungura, akajificha ili Sungura atakaporudi aje amle.

Sungura aliporudi, aligundua nyayo za Simba zimeelekea ndani ya nyumba yake. Basi akarudi nyuma kwa mwendo wa pole pole hadi umbali wa kutosha na kulala huko.

Asubuhi akaenda moja kwa moja kwenye kazi zake. Alipomaliza kazi, alirejea polepole tena nyumbani kwake. Alizikuta nyayo zilezile za Simba kama alivyoziona jana.

Hapo Sungura akasalimia, “Umeshindaje nyumba yangu?” Kukawa kimya kitupu kimetawala. Akarudia kusalimia mara ya pili na ya tatu. Akasema “Huwa ninakusalimu unakubali leo umefanyaje umekataa kuniitikia?” Akarudia “Umeshindaje we nyumba yangu?”

Mwisho Simba akakubali, “Sijambo baba Sungura!” Akacheka hii! hii! “Sijaona nyumba inasalimu!”

 

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ENGLISH: THE HARE AND THE LION

One day the Lion went to the Hare’s house. The Hare was not at home; he had gone to his farm to do some weeding work. The Lion opened the door and entered the Hare’s house and hid there so that he could eat the Hare when he returned.

When the Hare returned, he found the Lion’s footsteps at his house. So, he entered the house quietly and slept a considerable distance from where the Lion was hiding.

In the morning he went to work. After he had finished the work he’d been doing, he returned quietly to his house and saw the Lion’s footsteps he’d seen the previous day.

Then the Hare greeted his house, “How have you been, my house?” He received no response. He repeated the second and third times. He said, “You have always responded to my greetings. What is it that makes you not answer my greetings today?” “How have you been, my house?”

Finally, the Lion answered, “I’m fine, Mr Hare.” He laughed, “Ha ha ha. I’ve never seen a house greet someone!”

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