149. KALAGU – KIZE B’INZAGA ILYAPE UKUNGE NA LYA NJANO – IGI LWA NGOKO

Research sponsored by: Don Sybertz, with special thanks to Rev Joe Healey (African Proverbs, Sayings and Stories)

Mbuki ya jigano jinijo ililola igi lya ngoko. Iligi ligab’izaga lyape ahahanje yalyo. Aliyo ulu giki ulimega umugati yalyo ligab’izaga lyanjano. Huna gwene abhanhu b’agiwilaga giki b’inzaga ilyape ukunge na lyanjano.

Ijigano jinijo jigalenganijiyagwa ku bhanhu abho bhagab’izaga b’ab’isile kajile kab’ub’i umuwikaji b’ob’o. Akajile akab’ub’i kenako kagigelaga kumakanza malebhe ayo akomile umunhu ng’wunuyo gukuumiwa na ng’wiye. Abhanhu bhenab’o bhagab’izaga bhali na nhungwa ib’ili.

Kuyiniyo lulu, Ijigano jinijo jab’alanga abhanhu higulya ya gub’iza na nhungwa imo iyo iliyawiza. Iyeniyo hiyo, idulile gub’ambilija ugwikala bho mholele na b’ichab’o umusi ng’wenumu. Akikalile kenako hakajile akawiza umuwikaji na bhanhu.

KITENDAWILI – TEGA

VUNJA JEUPE UPATE NA LA NJANO – YAI LA KUKU

Chanzo cha kitendawili hicho kinaangalia yai la kuku. Yai hilo huwa jeupe kwa nje. Lakini ukilivunja kwa ndani huwa la njano. Ndiyo maana watu huambiana kwamba, ‘vunja jeupe upate na la njano.’

Kitendawili hicho hulinganishwa kwa watu ambao huwa na mwenendo wenye tabia mbaya maishani mwao. Watu hao huonesha tabia mbili tofauti. Ile mbaya huwa wanaificha, ambayo hujitokeza wakati fulani tu wanapoguswa na wenzao.

Kwa hiyo, Kitendawili hicho hufundisha watu juu ya kuacha kuwa na tabia mbili maishani. Watu hao, watakiwa kuachana na tabia mbaya, badala yake wawe na tabia moja tu ambayo ni njema iwezayo kuwaletea maendeleo ya kuishi kwa amani na wenzao.

egg

ENGLISH: I HAVE A RIDDLE – LET IT COME

BREAK THE WHITE ONE YOU GET YELLOW ONE – CHICKEN EGG

The chicken egg is white on the outside and yellow inside. If you break the egg, you actually come across the yellow part inside. This is the literal meaning of the riddle ‘Break the white one you get the yellow one.’

The riddle assesses how people exhibit a double life in their relationships with others. Usually, they would appear quite good and with likeable demeanor, only for their hidden, wicked or immoral side to reveal itself at certain moments.

This riddle cautions against leading a double life, or having a pretentious character. It encourages a genuine, honest and decent conduct among people for a peaceful co-existence.

ANOTHER ENGLISH VERSION: I HAVE A RIDDLE – LET IT COME

BREAK THE WHITE ONE YOU GET YELLOW ONE – CHICKEN EGG

The source of the above riddle looks at the chicken egg. The egg is white on the outside. But if you break it inward it is yellow. That is why people say to one another, ‘break the white one you get the yellow one.’

Such riddle is likened to people whose behaviors are immoral in their lives. These people show two different behaviors. The worst one is hidden, which occurs only when they are touched by their peers.

Therefore, the overhead riddle instills people about giving up having two aspects in their lives. Those people, should abandon ruthless habits. They have to choose only one decent conduct that can pass to them peaceable growth with their peers.

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