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Phnieng bad Phnieng Tyngam




Phnieng


"Phnieng" ka mut ban pynkhun ïa u dieng jingriam kum ka jingpynap lypa ban pynngat ïa ki sim ne ki mrad kiba wan tur sha ka. Shuh shuh ka ktien "phnieng" ka mut kaba ïapyneh ne ïathaiñ.


The Khasi word "Phnieng" means the bending of a branch used as part of a trap to lure birds or animals that come near it. The word "phnieng" also implies resistance or a tedious interweaving causing a struggle.


Phnieng tyngngam


"Phnieng tyngam" ka thew ïa kaba pynap jingriam. Lehse ka don ka jingmut ha ka ktien "tyngam" de namar ka tyngam ka dei kawei na ki artylli ki shyieng ngab. Namar kata lada ong "phnieng tyngam" ngi mutdur ïa ka phnieng kaba la ang hieb kum ka tyngam ne ka shyntur.


"Phnieng tyngam" means to set a trap. Perhaps there is added significance in the word "tyngam" because it means any one of the jaw bones. Thus, when one says "phnieng tyngam", one imagines a trap that is wide open like a gaping mouth.



Bun na ngi tharai ngi mut ba ka don tang ka ktien "Jingriam" tipma ynda lah pule bha lap ïa ka ktien "Phnieng" bad "Phnieng Tyngam" 🪤🐁
Many of us might not have heard of the word "Phnieng" or "Phnieng Tyngam" 🪤🐁
🟡 English translation by @speakyourroots

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