Folktales of the Kujamaat Jˇola

We start the collection with a tale about a wrestling match between Hyena and Lizard. It was told by Fofana Badji in 1960. The story is presented on three separate pages: 1. the full Jˇola text with interlineal translation, 2. a literal translation of the text into English, and 3. a free translation into English. For the free translation I have used in a very restricted way the visual conventions developed by Dennis Tedlock. The Jˇola text has an audio player so you can follow read the text as the same time as hear it spoken. The next tale was told by Bakari Baji in 1961 and it is about the Boy who is able to speak well. (The full interlineal text and sound is in place. The literal translation is being work on and the free translation is yet to come.)


Hyena and Lizard

The Full Text.
A Literal Translation,
with the lines atching
the Jˇola text

A Free Translation

Who Is Able to Speak Well

The Full Text.
A Literal Translation,
(in process)

A Free Translation (forthcoming)