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"Ka Ktien Khasi Jong Ngi" da Labianglang Diengdoh


Ha sla pyrthei la kha ia nga,

Nga san longbriew, nga im pura;

Ryngkat jingieid i mei i pa,

Ha la ka ktien ba ngan kren bha.


Ym tang ban kren kumta la biang,

Hynrei ban thoh te ba ngan nang;

Kumta jingstad sawdong ka phriang,

A-B, ka jinghikai ka sdang.


Ka ktien khasi shisha ba iar,

Ha ri khynriam bad ha ri pnar;

'Sohra'- Ka ieng 'tien salonsar,

Ban ia biang lang, ban ym kulmar.


U Thomas Jones na ri sepngi,

U la wanlam dak thoh khasi;

ia jait bynriew ban lam lynti,

Ban ym sah dum bynriew khasi.


I'u la tip haduh kine ki sngi,

Kum u kpa ki dak thoh khasi:

Khlem don ma u ba prat lynti,

Ngi lah sah dum ha la ka ri.


Ki longshuwa da buit ba iar,

Lyngba jingeh ki khih ki ksar;

Ban roi ban iar ka thoh ka tar,

Ban ym sah bieit, sah dum jynjar.


Rai-eh Rai-dam, hei! ka bym kai,

Kam dei ka mutdur pyrkhat rngai;

Kat ban sawar ka ktien shongsbai,

La ha ka kren khana ne rwai.


Maitang! haram kam dei ho phi,

la longshuwa baieid jong ngi;

Burom shi junom bhor Ia ki,

Shikit-iapar kam long na ngi.


Kumne Ia la ka ktien ngin ieid,

Ngin kren ngin thoh te khlem jingriej;

Nangne pateng kan khih kan smiej,

Sha jngai kan phet ka dum ka bieit.


-Labianglang Diengdoh



Original poem: "Ka Ktien Khasi Jong Ngi" written by @_i_g_d_r_e_a_m_e_r_
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