Tuesday, May 28, 2024
YORUBA LANGUAGE

YORUBA LANGUAGE

– The Diction of the Sagacious

YORUBA: Ojú kìí t’amọ̀kòkò l’ójú amọ̀. Kà’kà k’ọ́mọ olóore f’ẹsẹ̀ kọ, mọ̀nàmọ́ná á tàn.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: The potter is never chastened in the presence of clay. Lightning forestalls the genteel from losing his/her footing.

CLARIFICATIONS: Most cultures believe that nature has a way of protecting good people from harms. Accordingly, people are encouraged to stand by what is right, even when it is risky to do so.

IMAGE: Lightning bolt.

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