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The Babel Text in Rhean
Rheavam Babela Yarz
The Babel Text (Genesis 11:1-9) is a popular piece for language creators to translate. For this loose translation into Rhean I chose to preserve the sense of the story rather than try and make it culturally appropriate to Rhea, since the book of Genesis doesn't exist on that version of Earth anyway.
1. Hišom vöša polzom adin izka anaše,
ki orpe košiigioz.
2. Dorod pöki šarvu raizioz ba i Šinarom pov bulmadve edom ivrek ǩazmaiz.
3. Taǧizduaiz o "Oi, kurmin sacyamu ki saatie omroiyekyamu." Tariša üsom kurmin ki šikua üsom taran mašaiz.
4. Ža zduaiz o "Oi, ver yezt tibad ǧaduyamu, e nurea zarda i telot tagviš, tru ver yezt menan sacek remu ki bilmeš vöša polzom rasspačibzat mu nelirvi."
5. Aǩ Yad tibad ki zarda nuin pöki ǧaduir anašez mireku citakuraiš.
6. Yad zduaiš o, "Adis datu izkan palbar adin narinz aze tor ǩazmaiz ba hatuiznurza tizem mukui ondi yere.
7. Oi, citažadve izkan gondov sacyamu, tru mu taǧivanimarirza."
8. Rhu Yad kra eda bilmeš vöša polzom rasspačioš, ki tibad ǧaduek tomaiz.
9. Dazeba Babel mošibza aše -- daze edom Yad vöša polza izkan gondov sacioš. Kra eda Yad tian bilmeš vöša polzom rasspačioš.
1. At that time, the world had one language and words were few.
2. When the people traveled eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and began to dwell there.
3. They said to each other, "Come, let us make bricks and bake them thoroughly." They used brick in place of stone, and tar in place of mortar.
4. Then they said, "Come, let us build a city for us, whose tower reaches the sky, so that we can make a name for us and not be scattered across the whole world."
5. But God came down to see the city and the tower that the people were building.
6. God said, "If as one people who speak the same language they have begun this, then nothing they devise will be impossible for them.
7. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other."
8. So God scattered them from there across the whole world, and they stopped building the city.
9. Therefore it was called Babel -- because there God confused the language of the whole world. From there God scattered them across the whole world.