Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Learning Lugisu

Wanna know what they're all looking at? It's ME! LOL
Yep, I sat on the floor and a few gathered around and began teaching me words in Lugisu.
They wanted me to count to ten. (UH, yea right!) and as it got funnier (i'd get so far then remember the first few) more and more gathered!!
I know 1 - 5.

Ndwela
Tsibila
Tsitaru
Tsine
Tsirano


but that was about as far as i could get. They found the whole thing rather hilarious to be honest :P

Tsisebe
Musafu
Shenane
Sheda
Likhumi

See I did learn them in the end :P just took me a while.
And yes. I do remember them. I jus did that off the top of my head (which probably means they're spelt wrong :P)

A few days later they also taught me their favourite song in Lugisu. I had previously learnt it in English as follows:

My God is good, I lift Him higher. Everywhere I will go, I lift Him higher.
I lift Him higher, I lift Him higher, I lift Him higher, I lift Him higher,
Everywhere I will go, I lift Him higher!

The Lugisu version I will attempt to type up for you, but it's better when sung, I promise! =D

Wele wasi umulayi, kenne muste angachi. Nabulio Siasinsa, kenne muste angachi.
Angachi, angachi, kenne muste angachi.
Nabulio Siasinsa, kenne muste angachi.

2 comments:

Simenya said...

Please could you post more pictures from Uganda?

Shem & Catherine Mabongor said...

For more lessons in Lugisu with text and audio of a native Mugisu speaking please check out our website: http://www.shemandcatherine.com/learning-lugisu.html

Thank you for your interest in our beautiful language.

Catherine Mabongor