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Tower of Babel



1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
ninyoehliworld yihlwhole hoenylanguage gaone oe-yu-laPST-have-3

2 And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
qathen khoeyDEF.COLL ximan.COLL qweseast oe-le-quengPST-AND-move qathen XinaShinar yiplain  oe-xoe-hli-laPST-find-settle-3

3 And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for mortar.
qathen khoeyDEF.COLL ximan.COLL oe-woeny-yiPST-say-REFL yaebrick ba-wu-sa-haemake-bake-JUSS-HORT.COLL yaebrick wainstead_of hnarock oe-mya-laPST-use-3 gasand thutar wainstead_of doeymortar

4 And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
qathen khoeyDEF.COLL ximan.COLL oe-woeny-yiPST-say-REFL hmae-yo-ba-sa-haeBEN.1-city-make-JUSS-HORT.COLL ddotower liREL qyasky yaequengreach liREL hmae-ba-sa-haeBEN.1-make-JUSS-HORT.COLL ddoein_order_to ddwiacross ninyoehliworld yihlwhole chue-ae-le-tawNEG-PASS-AND-scatter

5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
qwebut ggomGod doein_order_to liREL hmagu-ba-ddue-saeBEN.3-make-be_in-INF y-xiPOSS-mankind ddotower yocity sweqsee liREL oe-le-bya-laPST-AND-go_down-3

6 And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
oe-woeny-aPST-say-3 khiliif lihla3PL ximan.COLL gaone yoq-saeCOP-INF hoenylanguage gaone yu-saehave-INF ba-ddue-hlae-khimake-be_in-can-COND liif nothingyahlyah y-lihlaPOSS-them xwiEGO.IPFV mi-ywae-hlae-khiFUT-fail-can-COND

7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
hmae-bya-bo-le-sa-yiBEN.1-AND-CAUS-move-JUSS-REFL tuEGO.PFV hoenylanguage y-lihlaPOSS-man.COLL ddoein_order_to liREL lihla3PL chue-wi-yi-saeNEG-understand-REFL-INF liREL hmae-ba-hwin-saBEN.1-CAUS-split-JUSS

8 So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
qathen ggomGod lihla3PL qihliyayaoutward_in_all_directions oe-bo-qwiyaya-laPST-CAUS-scatter-3

ʔɔ lihlɔ yo ɯy hmɔ -ɤ -mɤ -lɔ

Shquqou



Ykoeku yaehlae choe thuem jjangnihl | yoeqnga hliddaesae i thwiyihl
[kjɤku jæɬæ cʰɤ tʰɯm ʄaŋniɬ | jɤʔŋɔ ɬiɗæsæ i tʰɥijiɬ]
Ykoeku yaehlae y-khoe thuem jjangnihl | yoeqnga hli-ddae-sae i=thwiyihl
Shquqou demon of=DEF ocean north | 3SG.M all HABIT-destroy-NONF of=everything

Ykoeku thuesaeqyi i ddoeny kueny | yKatnahl myahltuen yemak yhloeythueny
[kjɤku tʰɯsæʔji i ɗɤɲ kɯɲ | kjɔtnɔɬ mjɔɬtɯn jemɔk ɬjɤjtʰɯɲ]
Ykoeku thue-saeqyi i=ddoeny kueny | ykatnahl myahltuen yemak y=hloeythueny
Shquqou kill-NMLZ.A of=man myriad | of=Katnahl evil most of=red-spear

Koentue gahle wong hlituesae | yo gas yDue hnami oebansae
[kɤntɯ ⁿgɔɬe wɔŋ ɬitɯsæ | jo ⁿgɔs ⁿdjɯ n̥ɔmi ɤⁿbɔnsæ]
Koentue gahle wong hli-tue-sae | yo gas yDue hnami oe-ban-sae
Komthag great against HABIT-offend-NONF | city and of=Narng rubble PST-COP.CAUS-NONF

ggwak gas ddoeny gas bodicila | caeddue thueny aybohli lihla
[ɠwɔk ⁿgɔs ɗɤɲ ⁿgɔs ⁿboⁿdicilɔ | cæɗɯ tʰɯɲ ɔjⁿboɬi liɬɔ]
ggwak gas ddoeny gas bo-ddici-la | caeddue thueny aebohli lihla
barbarian and man and CAUS-gather-3 | peasant spear PASS-CAUS-come 3PL

nwaya lihla kokha ykoet hmi | hlyomhla yngwe xi yac qwiyoyi
[nwɔjɔ liɬɔ kokʰɔ kjɤt m̥i | ɬjomɬɔ ŋwje çi jac ʔwijoji]
nway-a lihla kokha ykoet hmi | hlyom-hla y=ngwe xi yac qwiyo-yi
order-3 3PL sword arrow with | fear-3PL.POSS of=death for no_one scatter-REFL

hoeny i Katnahl ggwakhmun woenya | hoeny i Cihlae ddoenyhmun woenya
[hɤɲ i kɔtnɔɬ ɠwɔkm̥un wɤɲɔ | hɤɲ i ciɬæ ɗɤɲm̥un wɤɲɔ]
hoeny i=Katnahl ggwak-hmun woeny-la | hoeny i=Cihlae ddoeny-hmun
language of=Katnahl barbarian-DAT speak-3 | language of=Cihlae man-DAT speak-3

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