Tuesday, May 28, 2024
YORUBA: LANGUAGE OF THE SAGE

YORUBA: LANGUAGE OF THE SAGE

– So vivid, you can “feel” it

YORUBA: Àgbẹ́jù níí kán’mún ère.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: Overcarving splinters the statue’s nose.

CLARIFICATIONS: When the carver overembellishes the statue, some parts of it splinter. This is an admonishment for an individual or group that over-embellishes issues or things.

IMAGE: A Yoruba carving.

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