Don’t Give Up: Solomon Ratt (y-dialect)

A snip of a translation of a poem by Edgar A. Guest:

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
…..
Rest if you must, don’t give up.

ispî kimâyipayihikon
tâpiskôc âskaw kâ-ispayik;
ispî kimêskanâm ita kâ-pimohtêyan
tâpiskôc kapê ê-âmaciwêmok;

aywêpi pitamâ, kâya pakicî.

ᐃᐢᐲ ᑭᒫᔨᐸᔨᐦᐃᑯᐣ
ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᐋᐢᑲᐤ ᑲ3-ᐃᐢᐸᔨᐠ;
ᐃᐢᐱ1 ᑭᒣᐢᑲᓈᒼ ᐃᑕ ᑳ ᐱᒧᐦᑌᔭᐣ
ᑖᐱᐢᑰᐨ ᑲᐯ ᐁ ᐋᒪᒋᐍᒧᐠ;

ᐊᔰᐱ ᐱᑕᒫ, ᑳᔭ ᐸᑭᒌ᙮

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