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#1 Apr-11-2009 09:58:am

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An Easter Text

This pioneering manuscript translation into Delaware (Northern Unami) was done by Otta's ancestor, Johannes Roth, in 1772.  The Biblical text is from the English translation of Samuel Lieberkuhn's History of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, to which I've supplied the word-for-word analysis.

§. 127.

(Matthew 27:57-61; Mark 15:42-47; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42.)

1. And after this, when the even was come, behold, there came a rich man of Arimathea, a city of the Jews, named Joseph, an honourable counsellor, and he was a good and a just man.

No Wulacuniwi udthukgul pauwallèssuwi Lenno wentschijeijid Arimathia, Tschuing Utenüng, na lowunsob Joseph, wulapeju Wiwìtschi atschimôlsid woak mejauchsid wulilössop woak patamòewi Lenno.

[{Then} in-the-evening he-comes-to-him a-rich man he-who-is-of Arimathea, of-the-Jews a-city-of, that-one he-was-called Joseph, he-is-honorable with he-who-counsels and he-who-is-one he-did-good and a-praying man.]

2. The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them: but also himself waited for the kingdom of God, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews.

Won atta ‘lhillpiwi Elachkènimalüngke woak atta witachk’nimawiwall, eli necama woak nihillatschi peehawall ikatsch Wusagimawoagan Ketannettuwid |Patamawossenna|, woak [R., waok] Weelsettakuchki Jesussall, ilitsch kîmi, quòcháwoll Tschuall.

[This-one not he-is-not-willing {the-way-they-talk-about-him} and not {he-does-not-talk-about-him-with-(them)}, as he also himself he-waits-for-him there-will His-Kingdom the-Great-Spirit |our-God|, and he-believes-(in)-him Jesus, still-will secretly, he-fear-them the-Jews.]


3. This man went in boldly unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus, that he might take it away.

Na achtschüngki ochwéu` Pilatusüng, woak wuinuwammawoll nîl, we`hwuntschi wuntschi Whockey Jessussall, wtellitsch necama woan liechenimmen.

[That-one forcefully he-goes to-Pilate, and he-beseeches-him that-one, for for his-body Jesus, that-will he this-one take-it-down.]

4. And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

Pilatus tschuk kantschelentam, eli necama elgiqui mitschimi anggelük; woak wuntschimawoll Lachxsuwil’nno; woak wunatutèmawoawoll, kachenna quikuhni iangeln.

[Pilate however he-is-amazed, as he so soon he-dies; and he-calls-him the-captain; and he-asks-him, whether {for-some-time} he-is-dead.]

5. And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave him leave, and commanded the body to be delivered to Joseph.

Woak eli necama nen nostawachtite Captainall wuntschi wunihillatelukun |wtellelemawoawoll| nen Woan, woak wtellawoll, mil Whokkey Jesussall kmilanewotsch Josephall.

[And as he that when-they-understand-each-other the-captain therefore {he-frees-him} |he-allows-him| that this-one, and he-says-to-him, give-it-to-him his-body Jesus you-will-give-it-to-him Joseph.]

6. And he bought fine linen, and took him down.

Woak necama mahallammen jajeek Hembis, woak Whokkey wuliechenimmauwân.

[And he buys-it linen cloth, and his-body he-takes-him-down-from-it.]

7. And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight.

Tschuk nannen woak poan Nicodemuss, na nhittammi tschuk piskeke li Jesussüng pechpatüp, woak betun Myrrhen woak Aloen wijamachk’nasu (weelhik Bison) nguttapachki ed thi Pund.

[But then also he-comes Nicodemus, that-one at-first however by-night to to-Jesus he-came, and he-brings myrrh and aloes, {it-is-stirred} (that-which-is-good medicine) one-hundred perhaps number-of pounds.]

8. Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Nannen necamawa wunatenimmauwoa [R., -wao] ne nîl Whockey Jesussall, woak wutidpeeckànanéwo woan enda ne jajeek Hembis, woak quachp’tikenewoall woan enda Hembsüng nowitschi nîl Bisonnall, elgiqui nik Tschuak eheli kutauwundichtid.

[Then they they-take-it that that-one his-body Jesus, and {they-wind-him-with-it} this-one there that linen cloth, and {they-bind-him-with-it} this-one there of-cloth {with-that} those medicines, like-as those Jews as-continually they-bury-people.]

9. Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden, and in the garden a new sepulchre which he (Joseph) had hewn out in the rock, wherein was never man yet laid.

Ne hatteleep tschuk Joseph ehenda Eteek, enda Necama p’sachquitehasitüp, Wewulik menenachkhasük, woak talli Allemenachkhasük wusk Woalhasid |Woalhasilitüng|, nenni necama talli Mecheek Achsönnüng Tschingachtejápuchquing woalhittehasopanik, enda nenni ta haschi aween wtabpiwon.

[That it-was-there however Joseph where where-it-is, where he he-was-crucified, a-very-fine garden, and there inside-the-garden a-new tomb |tomb-place|, that he in a-great stone-in in-a-flat-rock they-hewed-a-hole, where that not ever a-person he-is-not-there.]

10. There laid they Jesus therefore, because of the Jews preparation-day, and the sabbath drew on; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand; and (they) rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

Nettalli |Uchtenda| wtachhallanewo necamawa Jesussall, we`hwuntsdchi Nutenaxin Kischkujumall na Tschuak, woak eli nutschi Sabbathdeeke, woak ne Woalhasid |Woalhasilitüng| pechutschik, woak litscheenemook mecheek Achsön neli Woalhalalüng [or] Woalhasid Woalhasilitüng.

[To-there |There-they| they-put-him-down they Jesus, for {preparation} {days} (of) the Jews, and as begins as-the-Sabbath-day-begins, and that tomb |tomb-place| (is) very-near, and they-roll-it-thus a-great stone thereto the-vault or the-tomb to-the-tomb.]

11. And the women also which came with him from Galilee, followed after, and beheld the sepulchre: and there was Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary the mother of Joses, sitting over against the sepulchre, beholding how his body was laid.

Nettalli nekik witschi Maria Magdalena, woak na pilli Maria, Joses Quaheweesall |Kaheweesall|, nek müschhakenewo p’mitschiwi, Woalhasid |Woalhalalüng or Woalhasilitüng| woak pennauwewak, ta elîchtung Necama Whokkey.

[To-there those with-(him) Mary Magdalene, and that other Mary, Joses his-mother |his-mother|, those they-sit-down across, the-tomb |the-vault or the-tomb-place| and they-look-at-it, how how-it-lies his his-body.] 

12. And they returned, and prepared spices, and ointments; and rested the sabbath-day, according to the commandment.

Necamawa tschuk wtükkiwok, lapi woak wuliechtuwak winggimakhok Bisonnall, woak seeki Sabbathdeeke klammachpuak Quitelettowoagannüng wuntschi.

[They however they-turn-back, again also they-establish those-which-are-pleasant-smelling medicines, and so-long as-it-is-the-Sabbath-day they-sit-still by-the-commandment by.]

§. 128.

(Matthew 27:62-66.)

1. Now the next day that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again.

Na pili kischquik, na wunosogammen lowihillake metenaxin Gischquike, ika peewok |wtachtuwak {or} utchuwoappanîk| nik Menggipichpömmetonhetschik woak Pharisseitschik techi weemi li Pilatussüng woak wtellawoawoll:  Lord {or} Kekajumhauwijen: niluna nèmeschattammenneen, wtelli won Ehawoannuhaluwed eluweetüp, eli nen ma ili pommauchsite:  Nitsch luwihillake nachucùnake ndamui.

[That other day, that he-follows-it when-it-passes-by there-is-readiness when-it-is-the-day, there they-come |all-of-them-visit-him or they-came-to-him| those chief-priests and Pharisees utterly all to to-Pilate and they-say-to-him:  Lord or {O-Governor}: we we-remember-it, that-he this-one {he-who-leads-people-astray} what-he-said, as that in-the-past still when-he-is-alive:  I-will when-they-pass-by when-there-are-three-nights I-(will)-rise-up.]

2. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.

Nuwentschi lölleng, wtellitsch aween nutemasu nutendasu Woalhasid |Woalhasilitüng| nachukuni shakki, wentschitsch nittsch wtelli necama Weelsettakuchki atta pachtik [R., pachik] woak kmodheechtîk woan, woak luweechtîk li Mecheelgik: meetschi Necama Amuiwo wuntschi nik Ehanggellükkig, woak anena witschitsch woak mamkeni Achkihockewoagan allowiwi matschiléuch elgiqui eleeküp nhittammi.

[Therefore {say-it}, that-he-will the-person he-(will)-be-watched he-(will)-be-watched the-tomb |the-tomb-place| three-nights so-long, so-that-will that-will they-thus they they-who-believe-(in)-him not they-do-not-come and they-do-not-steal this-one, and they-do-not-say to the-multitude: already he he-rises-up from those those-who-are-dead, and little-by-little will-with-(it) also {the-last} {error} more it-is-bad than as-it-was at-first.]

3. Pilate said unto them, Ye have a watch, go your way, make it as sure as you can.

Pilatuss wtellawoll ne li nekik:  Ma`h jokik Nenatschitaquîk, all’mussik woak hannatschitîk ne Woalhasilid |Woalhasilitüng| elgiqui kiluwa awoataweek.

[Pilate he-says-to-them there to those:  There-it-is these caretakers, go-away and take-care-of-it that tomb |of-(that)-tomb| like-as you you-know-them.]

4. So they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone and setting a watch.

Necamawa all’mussoak neli woak wunanatschitennewo Woalhasilid |Woalhasilitüng| wtahalawoawoll Nutèmamlitschîll, woak (mechkeek) kikinolèwoagan ika Achsönnüng.

[They they-go-away thereto and they-take-care-of-it the-tomb |of-the-tomb| they-place-him {the-watch}, and (that-which-is-red) a-sign there on-the-stone.]

§. 129.

(Matthew 28:1-8; Mark 16:1-8; Luke 24:1-9,12; John 20:1-10.)

1. When the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.

Woak eli Sabbathdeeke luwihillake, m’hallamok Maria Magdalena, woak Maria, Jacobi Quaheweesall, woak Salome, (tschitsch kecheno) Weelhik Bisonall, nitsch wtelli necamawa ikatsch peewok |{or} w’tachtuwak| woak schunemauwanewo no hokkey.

[And as as-it-is-the-Sabbath-day when-it-passes-by, they-buy Mary Magdalene, and Mary, of-James his-mother, and Salome, (once-more {a-few}) good medicines, that-will they-thus they there-will they-come |or they-all-visit| and they-anoint-him-with-it that body.]

2. And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, when it was yet dark, as it began to dawn, they came to the sepulchre, and certain others with them, to see it, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Woak talli nettammi Kischquik no Wiek husca alappawi, eli ilik pieskeek, esco [R., eso] kettschihillaak kischuch, peewok necamawa witschi |nachpi| allende pili Ochquewak li Woalhasilid |Woalhasilitüng|, gatta pennam’newo, woak klennemook nim Bisonnall, nanni necamawa welitotidshannik. 

[And in the-first day that week exceedingly early-in-the-morning, as still it-is-dark, not-yet he-does-not-(yet)-come-out the-Sun, they-come they with |with| some other women to the-tomb |to-the-tomb|, want-to they-(want-to)-look-at-it, and they-hold-them {the} medicines, that they {they-have-prepared}.]

3. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it: his countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow; and for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men, (and fled).

Woak penna, talli leep mechi Hakki nanünggihellewoagan.  Ntitechquo`h Wtengèlummall Nihillalquank peuch wuntschi Awossakameewung pettschi lichiu, (hacki) ikalicapu woak w’tettpettschenemen nil Achsön wuntschi Esquandeek Walhasilid |Walhasilitüng| woak wochkodtachpihhellak, woak necama Equid woapéu`, tad |mallasche| Kuhn.  Nek Nutematamgîk w’tschukschihilassuwak Wischasowoagannüng wuntschi woak metalamanewo, mallasche Angellok, (woak {nakajeke} w’schimhattowak).

[And behold, there it-was-so a-great earth quaking.  Because his-angel our-Lord he-comes from from-Heaven unto-here he-comes-down, (the-Earth) he-stands-there and he-rolls-it-back that stone from the-door (of) the-tomb |of-the-tomb| and {he-moves-on-top-of-it}, and his his-attire it-is-white, as-if |like| snow.  Those guards {they-are-shaken} by-fear by and {they-are-stunned}, like they-are-dead, (and \by-and-by/ all-of-them-run-away.]

4. And they (the women) said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? for it was very great.

Nek Ochquewak tschuk littuwak: talli whokkejuwoawüng:  Auwentsch palli ktellscheennemacuneen Achsön wuntschi Woalhasid Woalhasilitüng Esquandeek?  Ntitechquo`h necama husca mecheep.

[Those women however they-say-to-one-another: in in-themselves:  Who-will away he-(will)-roll-it-away-for-us the-stone from the-tomb from-the-tomb the-door?]  Because he exceedingly it-was-great.]

5. And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away.

Woak necamawa êlhukquechtite, woak k’hella wunemenewo [R., -enwo], wtelli na Achsön [R., Achön] (meetschi) palliwi ach[te]nnesa.

[And they when-they-look-at-it, also indeed they-see-it, that-it that stone (already) away {it-has-been-placed}.]

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#2 Apr-11-2009 10:11:am

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Wonderous! And I wonder if I will ever find the time to get back to studying the language so I can contribute too...

Anischi, Ray!

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