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YORUBA: THE LINGO OF THE SAGE

YORUBA: THE LINGO OF THE SAGE

– “Proverb is the word’s horse; word is the proverb’s horse.  When word is mislaid, we search for it with proverb”

YORUBA: Ak’ẹ́yin’jẹ kò mọ̀ pé ìdí ńro adìyẹ.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: The one who eats eggs is oblivious to the chicken’s travails while laying eggs.

CLARIFICATIONS: Those who receive free gifts from others could only imagine, but don’t feel the stress that givers pass through before producing or making the gifts. It is he/she who feels it, who knows it.

IMAGE: Chickens and eggs.

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