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Acholi Proverb


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arwot ki oda
I am the chief in my own house
a-
I
rwot
chief
ot
house
ladwar neno opoko pii ki wange
a hunter sees the water gourd with his own eyes (when thirsty he checks by himself)
ladwar
hunter
neno
sees
opoko
gourd
pii
water
ki
with
wange
eyes
yito duny lubu agulu
smoke evaporates from the pot
yito
smoke
duny
evaporates
agulu
pot
dako nywal ki nyeke
woman gives birth with her co-wife
mon nywal ki nyeggi
women give birth with their co-wives
dako
woman
mon
women
nywal
give birth
nyeke
co-wife
nyeggi
co-wives
ruko war ikom okuto
wearing a shoe when one has thorns in the feet
ruko
to dress
war
shoe
okuto
thorn
ibino ki gwok macol
you come with a black dog (you have misfortune)
i-
you [sing.]
bino
come
gwok
dog
ma
that
col
black
cogo oturo wot (pa) gwok
a bone stops the travel of the dog
cogo
bone
o-
it
turo
stops
wot
travel
akuri ma welo neno wang ceng
a visiting dove looks/checks the sun
akuri
dove
welo
visits
wang
eye
ceng
sun
agoro pe camo kato kulu
a white ant does not eat beyond a river
pe
not
camo
consume/eat
kato
passing
kulu
river
lee ma welo poto i bur
visiting animal falls into a hole/pit
lee
animal
welo
visitor
poto
falls
bur
hole/pit
ogwang pe lwoko gweno
fox does not escort chicken (one cannot expect enemy help)
ogwang
fox
lwoko
excort/accompany
gweno
hen
twol nwoyo lakke
a snake repeats its bite (bad things are repeating)
twol
snake
nwoyo
repeats
lakke
teeth
odo mabor pe neko twol
a long stick does not kill the snake
odo
stick
bor
long/tall
neko
slaughter
opuk ma tek/laco ki neno i mac
a strong/male tortoise will be seen in the fire
opuk
turtle
tek
strong / laco ; male
neno
see
mac
fire
bolo opuk i pii
throwing the turtle into water
bolo
to throw
i
in ; into
opoto ma tugo
it falls like the coconut (something nice happens unexpectedly)
tugo
coconut