Bhusimbi bho Lwinzi- Lung’wando na Ndimu

Collected by: Don Sybertz,  

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

Aho Kale, jaliho ndimu ningi. Imo yajo yali Lung’wando. Bhasi, bhagiigwa gusimba lwinzi la minzi. Aho bhandya ugusimba ulwinzi, Ulung’wando uhaya, “Bhabehi, igwigelelwa dulombe giki mbula ipandike gutula. Ulu idishena igubhiza bhule.” Ibhujiku Ulung’wando wiza agwimbaga;

“Oo ndemle bhamayu ndemle,” “Oo ndemle Lung’wando Lung’wando aliza.” Agahodisha aho lwinzi, alihaya, “Hodii.”

Lidakulile ikanza Ulung’wando wingila umuminzi, wandya goga. Aho omala, unya mashi mumo. Uja lokwe. Intondo yaho bhagasanga mashi umu lwinzi.

Bhiyangula guntuula mnambiti ubhiza nindi o lwinzi lwobho. Ubhujiku Ulung’wando agashika hangi na kunu alimba lwimbo lwakwe lwenilo. Agahodisha, Mbiti agatima tochi na kubhuja, “Bhebhe uli nani?” “Nene aha!”

“Bhebhe uli lung’wando idishene?” “Ehee, jiliho ki?” “Bhebhe lung’wando huna uyo agubhipyaga a minzi gise, enh?”

Ulung’wando agashosha, “Iiii! Unene nadagamanile aminzi ging’we. Unene ninaminzi gane ayo galimasoga noi. Dujage nagagwinhe!”

Imbiti yuhaya, “Haya dujage.” Bhasi, ulung’wando na mbiti bhuja.

Aho bhashika aha lwande fulani ulung’wando ung’wila umnambiti, “Nahene, ubhebhe ikalaga aha si, unene nalinhe ng’wigulwa.”

Ulung’wando agandya kung’wikija. Inhalikilo, mbiti agiyibha, wandya kuntunga lugoye. Aho omala ugwita chiniko, Ulung’wando agiponeja mugati ya lwinzi lwobho, wandya goga. Aho omala goga, unya mashi, na kuja lokwe. Intondo yaho diyu, bhagibhuja, “Ng’wigisu ojaga hei?”

Imbiti yushosha, “Naliho kunu bhabehi, natungagwa lugoye na lung’wando!” Ulushigu ulo lugafuada, bhuntuula grumati giki alinde ulwinzi lwobho.

Bhung’winha bhulangeti na tochi. Bhujiku ulung’wando agashiga na gatolo/gajisabho ako kina bhuki na kunu aliimba lyimbo lwakwe linilo. Aho omala ugupiga ihodi, grumati agikala sele.

Ulung’wando agingila na gwigasha hahigula ya ng’wa grumati. Aho grumati wibhakila, agabhuja, “Ulinani ubhebhe? “Nali nene Lung’wando!” “Ahaa! Gashanaga nu bhebhe lung’wando!”

Aheneho grumati ufula mhembe. Ndimu pye jiza na mapanga. Uluwang’wando agabhawila, “Unene nadadulile gubhulagwa na mapanga.” Bhasi ndimu jigantunga lugoye umnalung’wando na guntuma gujila moto.

Aho lidakulile ikanza, ingoye ijo bhalibhantungila jutinika, na lung’wando agatoloka na gwandya gupela ukunu aliimba.

Lung’wando kanyama kadoo, aliyo kanyama kabhalaganu,

Ulung’wando kanyama kadoo, aliyo kanyaga kabhalaganu.

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