Re: A little help with translation
- I think the first one means (roughly) "You can't run away from death." I
have no idea what "Chitukuko" is though.
> Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2000 20:38:14 -0800
> From: "Vyrle Owens" <vyrle@...>
>25 Jan 2000
>Dear ujeni linguists,
>I have two paintings which I purchased in Malawi (just now getting them
>unpacked) both of which have a word or two the meanings of which I have
>The first is a painting of a man half-way up a tree which is mostly cut-off
>and falling. In the tree is a deadly snake and on the ground looking up
>the tree is the hungry lion. The tree is the only tree in the scene and is
>falling into a body of water where an open mouthed crocidile is eagerly
>awaiting the tree, snake, and man.
>The words on the painting are "IMFA SITHAWIKA"
>The artist is Victor, the date '96.
>The second is a street/market scene near Salima. Prominently displayed is
>the CHITUKUKO STORE.
>I do know what "STORE" means, but "CHITUKUKO???"
>The artist of this one is Nyale, the date '97.
>Thanks for your assistance.
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