Tuesday, May 28, 2024
YORUBA: THE ENTHRALLING LANGUAGE

YORUBA: THE ENTHRALLING LANGUAGE

– Depository of Wisdom

YORUBA: Ìtàkùn t’ó ní k’érin má w’ọdò, t’òun t’erin l’ó ńlọ.

ENGLISH TRANSLATION BY DELE AJAJA: The creeper that attempts to stop the elephant from reaching the brook (for a drink,) will go with the elephant.

CLARIFICATIONS: The clambering plant is not sturdy enough to stop a thirsty elephant from reaching the stream. This is a cautionary axiom for someone who attempts to stop a resolute individual.

IMAGE: Elephant.

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