Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Not as Ruth-less as they used to be

As part of the translator training course mentioned a couple blog-posts ago, I’m having the trainees translate the book of Ruth. Over the last few years, various portions of scripture have been translated, but it has always been for practice. I told the guys today that this translation of Ruth is ‘for real’. Yes, it’s still for practice, but we’re going to take it through the whole process from start to finish. This morning we made a first draft of Ruth 1:1-5. I hereby present to you the first ‘official’ translated verses of the Bible into Ik!


RUS 1:1-5

Noo kwake nok, odoiciko nuu ŋurutiesiicea menee ipukeesatee Isiraeli-kiʝoo, atsuo ɲorona kiʝee ntanee Yuɗea. Iya noo taa kona amee Yuɗeak, kutanee Elimelek, noo asakee Efurasi, noo zeƙwa awoo Ɓetelemue kiʝoo Yuɗeae. Ƙaini nda ntsi-ceki Naomi nda sorewice ntie leɓets, Malona nda Kilion, zeƙwaa kiʝoo ntanee Moaɓ. Naa koto saratie zeƙwa kiʝoo dee, baduƙotuo ʝa Elimeleka, ogoese Naomia nda sorewice ntsie leɓetse eɗa. Atsuo sorewika dii iyumetini Moaɓu-ɲeraa leɓets, Orupa nda Rus. Na kainikaa mita toomini iluɲuƙotatie, tsʼeiƙotuo Malonina ʝii nda liati Kilion, ogoese Naomi konik, biraye eakwaa nda wice.



6 comments:

Notinthewild said...

Okay, your title is hilarious. I can't believe you're now translating "for real." Would love an audio version of this blog!

Rich and Sally Hoffman said...

Easike --for real☺☺!! We cannot remember being so excited since we first read the first draft of First John, and now you have the first draft of the first five verses of Ruth☺☺☺☺☺: how beautiful it looks in the new alphabet, and how proud and delighted we are of you and everyone on the team whom the LORD has so richly used. Our BLESSINGS and CONGRATULATIONS to you ALL☺☺☺☺☺☺☺!!!!!!!
Love,
Rich and Sally

Larry said...

Made my day seeing this precious text written out in IK.
More so, as I've been personally studying this book for 4 weeks now. Such an amazing story of redemption. Absolute joy seeing the text in Ik for the first time....
Job nicely done... Larry

Don Metzler said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting. Keep up the good work. Thanks for letting us know what is happening through this blog. You do a great job of giving us glimpses into your lives and the lives of the IK people.

ChadandRachel said...

Big moments creep up on you like this. It looks little, but it is big. Congratulations.

The Reeds said...

Way cool. And funny title!