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#1 Dec-22-2007 10:31:am

tree hugger
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Silent Night

Kwishkwei Piskèke (Lenape or Delaware Indian Language)
Translation by Lucy Parks Blalock with Jim Rementer (1992)

Wèmi pilët, ahi chitkwe
Kwishkwei piskèke
Sapëlee òkai nèk nisha
Pilsit mimëns ahi tànktitit
Nalai kawiyok
Nalai kawiyok.

Wèmi pilët, ahi chitkwe
Nanàngihëleyok
Wëlësëwakàn òs'hakaming
Enjëlàk asuhatuwàk
Christ ènda mitahpit
Christ ènda mitahpit

Wèmi pilët, ahi chitkwe
Kètantuwit kwisa
Osëlee wënji wëshkingung
Pilët ènda pètapànge
Jesus Këmitahpi!
Jesus Këmitahpi!



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Literal Translation

All is calm, all is pure
The night is very silent
It is bright around the two
Pure child very small
Calmly they are sleeping
Calmly they are sleeping.

All is calm, all is pure
They are trembling
As goodness comes from Heaven
The Angels are all singing
Christ has been born
Christ has been born

All is calm, all is pure
The Son of God
There is light from His face
All is pure when it is dawn
Jesus You are born!
Jesus You are born!


Submitted by: Jim Rementer

http://silentnight.web.za/translate/lenape.htm

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#2 Dec-23-2007 05:09:am

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Re: Silent Night

Thankyou and Merry Christmas Tree Hugger for this appropriately timed post .
Old Salty

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#3 Dec-23-2007 06:41:am

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Re: Silent Night

Thanks Happy Holidays to you too. smile

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#4 Dec-06-2010 12:03:pm

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Re: Silent Night

'Tis the season for bumping. tongue

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#5 Dec-06-2010 07:48:pm

Chevy
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Re: Silent Night

Thank you!

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#6 Jun-24-2014 10:32:pm

sschkaak
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Re: Silent Night

A bit out of season, but it's on youtube, so here is the Munsee version. 

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=mun … 3991C402E4

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#7 Dec-04-2019 06:58:am

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Re: Silent Night

This is no longer available to the public.  Same video as mentioned on another thread.

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#8 Dec-04-2019 09:39:am

sschkaak
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Re: Silent Night

A sound file with the singing of the SU version posted by Tree Hugger, above (#1), can be found at http://talk-lenape.org/stories?id=54 .  You have to click on each verse, separately.

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#9 Dec-05-2019 09:56:am

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Re: Silent Night

Thanks!

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