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Thied Syad Yei Saja




I oŋ "Thied syad yei saja" toh i kûntien pharchi wajōh sñau bha i na ki waheh, khamtam na ka Bei u Pa, hawa sneiñ wa krō ki ya ki khon. I mut yoŋ katai ka pharchi man i kamni ne, "Hawa leh iwon-iwon i wûm yahap wei rukom im, i wûm yōsuk ka yuŋ ka sem, i wûm bha, i wa bōh yei manbru ha i eh i khor, i wa datip chua, ne i wa yæ u wanrah yei ma hadien habōd".


Kani ka kûntien, "Thied syad yei saja" hei sñauthōh yoŋ ŋa lailaŋ ko kam ka kûntein pharchi wa oŋ "Pan yei k'yoh, yoh dei hiaw" i wa mut hawa pan kwah, tæ daw wiar wei wa kwah. I jōh hi wa ka kûntien, "Thied syad yei saja" natlor wa da tip yei syad dor yoŋ i eh ne i saja wa yaŋ, katte leh chlur biej beit, khlem da pûrkhat chua u thied.



Ban sngewthuh shuh shuh, Nga kwah ban batai da khasi, Haba Ong "Thied syad yei saja" ka mut ba "thied rem ïa ki jingjynjar". Balei ki rem ne syad, namar lah bun palat kita ki jingkynjar.



Ka jingong "Thied syad yei saja" ka dei ka jingong Pnar kaba la pynkylla sha ka Khasi kum "Thied rem ïa ka saja" (ne ka jingjynjar). Kane ka jingong ka dei ka pharshi kaba mut kumne: Haba leh ïa kano kano ka bym sngew ïahap bad ka rukom im, ka bym sngewtynnat ha ïing ha sem, kaba pynpoi sha ka jingeh bad jingshitom, kaba la tip shuwa ba ka lah ban wanrah ïa ka jingma hadien habud.


Ka "Thied rem ïa ka saja" ka long kum ka pharshi "Pan ïa ka jyrhoh, ïoh da ka sahiaw". Ka dei kumjuh ka jingmut ha kaba ka jingpankwah ka pynsohsat shisha ïa ngi. Ngi thied rem ïa ka jingjynjar nalor ba la tip ba kan eh ïa ngi ban shah ïa ka, tangba ka la ap lypa. Ngi long shlur beij khlem da pyrkhat ne thew ïa ka erïong erngit kaba la ap ïa ngi.



The Pnar phrase "Thied syad yei saja" literally means "to buy expensive trouble". This phrase describes a situation where we do something that fits wrongly with our way of life, knowing that our family values go against it, knowing that it will lead to hardship and suffering in the future, but we readily do it.



This is related to the word "pankwah" which is a combination of two words "pan" meaning ask and "kwah" meaning want. So we deliberately ask and want something that will bring pain and trouble. "Thied syad yei saja" implies a foolish courage that backfires. What the phrase may also be suggesting is a kind of self-sabotage that some of us may have experienced.
The Pnar phrase "Thied syad yei saja" is loaded with deep meaning. It speaks of the complexity of human nature, riddled with strength and weakness. 💙❤️
Khublei Chibōn @xdtnoahjupejackllthmanar for helping with this 😄🙏
🟡 Khasi translation and English explication by @speakyourroots


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