ᑳ ᒋᐦᑎᒥᑦ ᒀᔥᑯᐦᑕᐦᐆᔥ

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ᐯᔭᒀᐤ ᐁ ᐱᐳᓂᔨᒡ ᒌ ᓂᐲᐗᓂᔨᐤ ᐊᓂᔨᐤ ᐅᒦᒋᒥᐙᐤ ᐅᒋᒉᓕᑰᔕᒡ᙮ ᒣᒀᒡ ᒫᒃ ᐁ ᐹᓴᐦᒀᐤ ᐅᒦᒋᒥᐙᐤ ᒌ ᐯᒋ ᐸᑯᓯᐦᐃᑯᐤ ᑳ ᔒᐗᑌᔨᒡᐦ ᒀᔥᑯᐦᑕᐦᐆᔕ᙮ ᒉᒀᓐ ᐌᐦᒋ ᐁᑳ ᐅᐦᒋ ᒫᐗᒋᐦᑖᔭᓐ ᒋ ᒦᒋᒻ ᑳ ᓃᐱᐦᒡ, ᒬᐦᒡ ᓃᔮᓐ? ᒌ ᐃᑌᐗᒡ᙮ ᓇᒪᐐᔾ ᓅᐦᒋ ᐃᔅᐱᔒᓐ, ᒌ ᐃᑎᑯᐗᒡ, ᓂᒌ ᐅᑕᒥ ᓂᑲᒧᓐ᙮ ᑖᐺ ᒫᒃ ᒌ ᐅᔑᓇᐌᐗᒡ ᐊᓂᔨᐤ ᒀᔥᑯᐦᑕᐦᐆᔕ ᑳ ᐃᑎᑯᑣᐤ᙮ ᐁᒄ ᐁᑖᑣᐤ, ᐁ ᒌ ᓂᑲᒧᔭᓐ ᑳ ᓃᐱᐦᒡ, ᓃᒥᐦ ᒫᒃ ᐁ ᐱᐳᐦᒡ᙮

The above is a Southern East Cree translation of The Cicada and the Ant, a fable of Aesop (Perry Index #373). This version is based on S. A. Handford’s English translation, published in 1954.