00 ENG - 38 | EDO TEXTS.

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01 AGH -
01 EDO - uzoya | o͉wine͉no͉me, | e͉rhue, | esi, | ede,

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02 ENG - uzo went, | she said she did not marry ; | eruhe, | bush pig, | hartebeest,

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03 AGH -
03 EDO - eni ; | o͉wine͉no͉me | inana . aninye ;

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04 ENG - elephant ; | she said she did not marry | they begged her ;

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05 AGH -
05 EDO - i̽kwi ; | udi | o͉nawęme, | iga̯iyo, me͉morhie͉le ;

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06 ENG - I don't agree ; | palm tree | said, I, | I will go, | I take her ;

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07 AGH -
07 EDO - ohogota ; | o͉namwegbe ; | o͉ke͉dorhukmo͉ñ ; | o͉ke͉zeto ;

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08 ENG - "you lie" ; | he got ready ; | he took cloth ; | he did his hair ;

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09 AGH -
09 EDO - o͉na . axia ; | o͉giseva | o͉nawido ; | wedorhie ;

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10 ENG - he went ; | when he got there he said to Ido ; you, I come take ;

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11 AGH -
11 EDO - wa̯iyame͉lu ? | i͉galo͉mo ; | me͉me͉lo͉muwe ?

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12 ENG - What you take me do ? | "I marry you" ; | "You marry me ?"

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13 AGH -
13 EDO - u̽malo͉me͉me͉ | ge͉gi͉riofi͉gmo͉ñ ; | ge͉ge͉kpo͉lowa.

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14 ENG - "If you don't marry me ; | don't eat palm oil ; | don't sweep house."

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15 AGH -
15 EDO - O͉nawę̀ | i̽galo͉mo ; | i͉me͉̽tiwafigmo͉ñ ; | niga̯iyowe͉kpolo ;

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16 ENG - She said ; | I will marry ; | I can't forbid oil ; | let me take broom,

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17 ENG - sweep ;

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18 AGH -
18 EDO - o͉narhiegarie ; | o͉ke͉dosowa ; | o͉natota ; | o͉nawę̀

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19 ENG - she took it and went ; | she went home ; | she sat down ; | he said

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20 AGH -
20 EDO - o͉nagarhiehi ; | niage͉rhie ; | o͉nava̯iko ;

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21 ENG - he would keep her ; | let them not take her ; | he cut his belly

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22 AGH -
22 EDO - o͉nalalǫ ; | umalemedewu.

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23 ENG - she went inside ; | my story falls down dead.

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24 ENG - XIII.

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25 AGH -
25 EDO - Eme͉̽l' | Ogiso | eme͉̽nawę̀, | o͉tionewu ;

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26 ENG - Monkey | to Ogiso | monkey said, | his brother was dead ;

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27 AGH -
27 EDO - o͉nawOgiso, | lahǫ, | ihiyale͉le͉ ; | rhiekebeme ;

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28 ENG - he said to Ogiso, | I beg you, | I go bury him ; | give me rump ;

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29 AGH -
29 EDO - ni͉rhiogo͉lǫ | yotǫ ; | bwamebǫ (Esago) ;

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30 ENG - let me put my tail | down ; | "go to servant, to my wife" ;

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31 ENG - [i.e., Esago]

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