Lyimbo

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

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

Jaliho chalo jimo jitanagwa ng’wachanjo, Sege ni Bubiki. Abhanhu abhalibhikalaga muchalo jenijo bhagayucha no no. Bhuyubhi bhaliyomba giki, ndubhi ikashokaga munda, gashi bhalogagwa yali iti ndubhi.

Yalitingaga ikalaga munda duhu, bhacha na kucha. Ningi ng’wana Yina akamana giki bhagulogagwa nu ng’wana Lala, nina ong’wa Kadulyu.

Akahaya giki, nibhuli ndubhi ili Bubiki na Ng’wachanjo duhu? (bhakibhuja bhoyi duhu) ung’wana Yina akandya kunkob’a ng’wana Lala anoge nang’hwe ache! (ndogi nayo ndogwa).

Ng’wana Yina ng’hana akamulaga ung’wana Lala, ng’wachanjo ni Bubiki jubhiza sele. Bhanhu bhenabha bhoya ukucha.

Ng’wana Yina akimba lyimbo lya bhutambi (nyakindi) lyakubhamanya giki, yalitindubhi-bhulaya tayulogagwa nu ng’wana Lala.

Lyimbo lya bhukindi Ng’wana Yina nakujimya umoto bhabha nagujimya, uyo goyubhakaga mu Seke jalijapyilaga numba, nagujimya, gosaga moto ngehu duhu bhakadulyu, gasagile makala gajimile.

Bhana ng’wachanjo ni Bubiki bhayuchaga bhanigini bhahaya giki ndubhi, ikashogaga munda, bhalibhatamanile igiki bhalogagwa. Gashinaga niliwe lya ng’wana Lala lya kupulila bhuganga, nakindile ng’wana Yina.

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