Genesis 31 in Friulian

The subjects of the thirty-first chapter of the book of Genesis are: Jacop al torne in Canaan (Jacob returneth into Canaan); cumbinament di Jacop cun Laban (Jacob’s arrangement with Laban).

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Versets 1-3

Vocabulary: sintî (to hear), il fi (son), (to say), cjoli (to take), dut (all), il pari (father), parie (therewith), slargjâsi (to broaden oneself), il damp (damage), inacuargisi (to notice), a sec (on the instant), il plait (discourse), di prime (of before), tornâ (to return), la tiere (land), i vons (forefathers), la cjase (house).

Verse 1: Jacop al sintì (Jacob heard) che i fîs di Laban a disevin (that the sons of Laban would say): Jacop al à cjolt dut ce che al jere di nestri pari (Jacob hath taken all that which was our father’s) e parie si è slargjât (and therewith hath broadened himself) a damp di nestri pari (unto the damage of our father).

Verse 2: Jacop si inacuargè a sec (Jacob noticed on the instant) che Laban no i faseve il plait di prime (that Laban would not make him the discourse of before).

Verse 3: Dissal il Signôr a Jacop (the Lord said unto Jacob): torne te tiere dai tiei vons (return into the land of thy forefathers), a cjase tô (unto thy house), e jo o sarai cun te (and I shall be with thee).

Versets 4-7

Vocabulary: mandâ (to send), clamâ (to call), il prât (field), lis mandriis (stocks), (to say), viodi (to see), la cuarnadure (set of horns), il pari (father), la robe (matter), compagn di prime (like before), stâ (to dwell), savê (to know), dibessôl (on one’s own), il famei (servant), miôr che (as best as), podê (can), a la cuâl che (whereas), imbroiâ (to deceive), gambiâ (to change), dîs (ten), un viaç (one time), la pae (pay), permeti (to permit), puartâ (to bear), il damp (damage).

Verses 4-5: Jacop al mandà a clamâ Rachêl e Lie (Jacob sent to call Rachel and Leah) che a jerin tai prâts cu lis mandriis (who were in the fields with the stocks) e ur disè (and said unto them): o viôt de cuarnadure* che mi fâs vuestri pari (I see from the countenance which your father maketh me) che la robe no je compagn di prime (that the matter is not like before), ma il Diu di gno pari al à stât cun me (but the God of my father hath dwelt with me). — *The feminine cuarnadure refers literally to the set of horns on a beast; were cuarnadure to be anglicised, the result would be cornature or hornature. (The Friulian for horn is the masculine cuar.) In the context of this verse, cuarnadure is employed figuratively to refer to the look on a man’s face, wherefore I have rendered it countenance.

Verses 6-7: O savês dibessolis (ye yourselves know) che jo o ai fat di famei a vuestri pari (that I have acted as servant unto your father) miôr che o ai podût (as best as I could), a la cuâl che vuestri pari mi à imbroiât (whereas your father hath deceived me), al à gambiade dîs viaçs la mê pae ({and} hath changed my pay ten times); ma Diu no i à permetût di puartâmi damp (but God hath not permitted him to bear me damage).

Versets 8-13

Vocabulary: ogni (every), une volte (one time), (to say), moschetât (speckled), la bestie (beast), il zocul (kid), riât (streaked), puartâ vie (to bear away), il besteam (cattle), (to give), sucedi (to come to pass), il timp (time), (to go), l’amôr (love), alçâ (to lift), il voli (eye), viodi (to see), il sium (dream), il bec (he-goat), stâ par (to be about to), cuviergi (to cover), tacolât (spotted), verzolât (striped), un agnul (angel), rispuindi (to respond), ben (well), cjalâ (to look), inmascjî (to mate with), comparî (to appear), là che (where), onzi (to anoint), il colonel (column), un avôt (vow), cumò (now), cjapâsi sù (to take oneself up), jessî (to go forth), la tiere (land), tornâ (to return), la cjase (house), il pari (father).

Verses 8-9: Ogni volte che al diseve (whensoever he would say): ce che al è moschetât al è to (that which is speckled is thine), dutis lis bestiis a fasevin zocui moschetâts (all the beasts would make speckled kids); ogni volte che al diseve (whensoever he would say): ce che al è riât al è to (that which is streaked is thine), dutis lis bestiis a fasevin zocui riâts (all the beasts would make streaked kids) e Diu i à puartât vie il besteam a vuestri pari (and God bore away the cattle from your father) e mal à dât a mi (and gave it unto me).

Verse 10: Al è sucedût (it came to pass), tal timp che lis bestiis a van in amôr (in the time when the beasts go into love), che jo o ai alçâts i vôi (that I lifted mine eyes) e o ai viodût in sium (and saw in a dream) che i becs che a stavin par cuviergi lis bestiis (that the he-goats which were about to cover the beasts) a jerin riâts, tacolâts e verzolâts (were streaked, spotted and striped).

Verse 11: L’agnul di Diu mi disè in sium (the angel of God said unto me in a dream): Jacop (Jacob), e jo i rispuindei (and I responded unto him): ben? (well?).

Verse 12: Mi disè (he said unto me): alce i vôi e cjale (lift thine eyes and look): ducj i becs che a inmascjissin lis bestiis (all the he-goats which are mating with the beasts) a son riâts, tacolâts e verzolâts (are streaked, spotted and striped), parcè che o ai viodût (for I have seen) dut ce che ti à fat Laban (all that which Laban hath done thee).

Verse 13: Jo o soi il Diu che ti à comparît a Betel (I am the God who appeared unto thee at Bethel), là che tu âs onzût il colonel (where thou anointedest the column) e che tu mi âs fat un avôt (and where thou madest me a vow). Cumò cjapiti sù (now take thyself up), jes di cheste tiere (go forth from this land) e torne te cjase di to pari (and return into the house of thy father).

Versets 14-16

Vocabulary: rispuindi (to respond), cussì (so), forsit (perchance), ancjemò (yet), la legjitime (legitimate part), la ereditât (inheritance), la cjase (house), il pari (father), tratâ (to treat), la foreste ({female} foreigner), par vie che (given that), vendi (to sell), dopo (afterwards), mangjâ (to eat), cjapâ (to take), propit (squarely), la robe (matter), puartâ vie (to bear away), i fruts (children), alore (then), cumò (now),  (to say).

Verse 14: Rachêl e Lie i rispuinderin cussì (Rachel and Leah responded unto him so): vino forsit ancjemò une legjitime e une ereditât (have we perchance yet a legitimate part and an inheritance) te cjase di nestri pari? (in the house of our father?).

Verse 15: No nus tratial come che o fossin forestis (treateth he us not as though we were foreigners), par vie che nus à vendudis (given that he sold us) e dopo al à mangjât dut ce che al veve cjapât di nô? (and afterwards ate* all that which he had taken from us?). — *figurative, as in used up

Verse 16: Propit cussì (squarely so): dute la robe che Diu i à puartade vie a nestri pari (all the matter which God hath borne away from our father) e je nestre e dai nestris fruts (is ours and our children’s). Alore cumò fâs ce che Diu ti à dit: now then, do that which God hath said unto thee.

Versets 17-21

Vocabulary: cjapâsi sù (to take oneself up), (to make), montâ (to mount), il camêl (camel), i fruts (children), la femine (wife), mandâ (to send), devant di (before), la mandrie (herd), comprâ (to acquire), il besteam (cattle), tornâ di (to return to), il pari (father), la tiere (land), (to go), tosâ (to shear), lis pioris (sheep), strafuî (to steal), il diu (god), la famee (family), rivâ a (to be able to), dâle d’intindi (to hoodwink), un arameu (Aramean), cence (without), nancje (not even), scrupulâ (to suspect), scjampâ (to flee), cussì (so), lâsint (to leave), la robe (matter), partî (to depart), passâ (to pass {over}), il flum (river), inviâsi (to send oneself off), la bande (side), la mont (mountain).

Verses 17-18: Jacop si cjapà sù (Jacob took himself up), al fasè montâ sui camêi i siei fruts e lis sôs feminis (made his children and wives mount upon the camels), al mandà devant di sè dute la sô mandrie (sent before himself all his herd) cun dut ce che si veve comprât (with all that which he had acquired for himself), il besteam che al jere so e che al veve comprât a Padan-Aram (the cattle which was his and which he had acquired at Paddan-Aram), par tornâ di so pari Isac, te tiere di Canaan (to return unto his father, into the land of Canaan).

Verse 19: Laban al jere lât a tosâ lis pioris (Laban had gone to shear the sheep) e Rachêl e strafuì i dius de famee (and Rachel stole the family gods), che a jerin di so pari (which were her father’s).

Verse 20: Jacop al rivà a dâje d’intindi a Laban l’arameu (Jacob was able to hoodwink Laban the Aramean) cence che nancje no si scrupulàs che lui al scjampave (without a one’s even suspecting that he was fleeing).

Verse 21: E cussì si ’nt lè cun dute la sô robe (and so he left with all his matter), al partì (departed), al passà il flum (passed over the river) e s’invià de bande de mont di Gaalad (and sent himself off towards the mountain of Gilead).

Versets 22-25

Vocabulary: trê (three), il dì (day), dopo (afterwards), vignî (to come), savê (to know), scjampâ (to flee), clamâ dongje (to call alongside), il fradi (brother), cori (to run), daûr (behind), siet (seven), il viaç (journey), cjapâ (to {over}take), la mont (mountain), il sium (dream), vie par (during), la gnot (night), un arameu (Aramean), (to say), puar mai te (woe unto thee), alc (anything), rivâ (to arrive), là che (where), plantâ (to plant), la tende (tent).

Verse 22: Trê dîs dopo (three days afterwards), Laban al vignì a savê (Laban came to know) che Jacop al jere scjampât (that Jacob had fled).

Verse 23: Al clamà dongje ducj i siei fradis (he called alongside all his brethren), i corè daûrji* par siet dîs di viaç (ran behind him for a seven days’ journey) e lu cjapà su la mont di Gaalad (and overtook him on the mountain of Gilead). — *Daûrji (behind him) is the contraction of daûr + i (behind + unto him) with a j interposed, for dâur ends in a consonant. Another example of an inserted j of the sort which has already been encountered is in disintji, meaning in saying unto him.

Verse 24: Ma Diu i vignì in sium vie pe gnot (but God came in a dream during the night) a Laban l’arameu (unto Laban the Aramean) e i disè (and said unto him): puar mai te se tu i disis alc a Jacop (woe unto thee if thou say anything unto Jacob).

Verse 25: Laban al rivà su la mont (Laban arrived on the mountain) là che Jacop al veve plantade la sô tende (where Jacob had planted his tent). E Laban al plantà ancje lui la sô tende (and Laban planted, also he, his tent) su la mont di Galaad (on the mountain of Gilead).

Versets 26-30

Vocabulary: (to say), dâle d’intindi (to hoodwink), menâ vie (to lead away), la fie (daughter), la presonirie ({female} prisoner), la vuere (war), fuî (to make off), di scuindon (in secrecy), imbroiâ (to deceive), invezit di (instead of), visâ (to inform), lassâ (to let), partî (to depart), la ligrie (mirth), il cjant (song), il tambûr (tambour), la citare (kithara), strengi (to embrace), il fi (son), semeâ (to seem), (to do), biel (fine), la part (part), podê (can), il mâl (ill), il pari (father), usgnot passade (last night), cussì (so), puar mai te (woe unto thee), alc (anything), propit (squarely), vêr (true), tant (so much), la passion (yearning), la cjase (house), strafuî (to steal), i dius (gods).

Verse 26: Dissal Laban a Jacop (Laban said unto Jacob): parcè me âstu dade d’intindi (why hast thou hoodwinked me) e âstu menât vie mês fiis (and led away my daughters) come che a fossin presoniriis di vuere? (as though they were prisoners of war?).

Verse 27: Parcè sêstu fuît di scuindon di me (why hast thou made off in secrecy from me) e mi âstu imbroiât invezit di visâmi (and deceived me instead of informing me), che *jo ti varès lassât* partî (for I would have let thee depart) in ligrie e cui cjants, cui tambûrs e lis citaris? (in mirth and with songs, tambours and kitharas?). — *O varès lassât is the first-person singular of the condizionâl passât of the verb lassâ. With verbs taking as their auxiliary, this tense is composed of the condizionâl presint of the verb followed by the past participle of the verb in question. To review the condizionâl presint of the verb vê, see the Friulian verb conjugations page. Consider the following: al varès; al varès lassât (he would have; he would have let); a varessin; a varessin fevelât (they would have; they would have spoken). Although the formation of the condizionâl passât be fairly straightforward once the condizionâl presint of is mastered, the complete conjugation of the verb lassâ in this tense is presented below for a model.

Condizionâl passât
Past conditional

o varès lassât
varessio lassât?
tu varessis lassât varessistu lassât?
al varès lassât varessial lassât?

e varès lassât varessie lassât?

o varessin lassât varessino lassât?
o varessis lassât varessiso lassât?
a varessin lassât varessino lassât?

Verse 28: No tu mi âs nancje lassât (thou hast not even let me) strengi i miei fîs e lis mês fiis (embrace my sons and daughters). Ti semeial (seemeth it unto thee) di vê fate une biele part? (to have done a fine part?). — Review word order with the following: {tu} tu âs lassât (thou hast let); {tu} no tu âs lassât (thou hast not let); {tu} tu mi âs lassât (thou hast let me); {tu} no tu mi âs lassât (thou hast not let me); {tu} no tu mi âs nancje lassât (thou hast not even let me).

Verse 29: *O podarès* ancje fâti dal mâl (I could even do thee ill), ma il Diu di to pari, usgnot passade, mi à dit cussì (but the God of thy father last night said unto me so): puar mai te se tu i disis alc a Jacop (woe unto thee if thou say anything unto Jacob). — *O podarès is the first-person singular of the condizionâl presint of the verb podê.

Verb: PODÊ
Condizionâl presint
Present conditional

o podarès
tu podaressis
al podarès

e podarès

o podaressin
o podaressis
a podaressin

Verse 30: Ese propit vere (is it squarely true) che tu vevis tante passion de cjase di to pari? (that thou hadst so much yearning for the house of thy father?). E parcè mi âstu strafuît i miei dius?: and why hast thou stolen my gods?

Versets 31-35

Vocabulary: rispuindi (to respond), cussì (so), la pôre (fear), pensâ (to think), il cûr (heart), puartâ vie (to bear away), la fie (daughter), cjatâ (to find), intor (about), i dius (gods), lassâ (to leave), la vite (life), la presince (presence), il fradi (brother), viodi (to see), cjoli (to take), dî il vêr (to tell the truth), savê (to know), (to go), cirî (to seek), la tende (tent), la sierve (maidservant), nuie (not a thing), saltâ fûr (to come forth), jentrâ (to enter), il diu (god), la famee (family), platâ (to hide), sot di (under), la siele (saddle), il camêl (camel), sentâsi (to sit oneself down), parsore (atop), sclusignâ (to rummage), la redenzie (redemption), (to say), il pari (father), il paron (lord), vêse par mâl (to take it unto oneself for ill), jevâ in pîts (to arise on one’s feet), denant di (before), la robe (matter), par dut (everywhere).

Verse 31: Jacop i rispuindè a Laban cussì (Jacob responded unto Laban so): *o ai vude pôre* (I took fear), o ai pensât che +tu varessis vût+ cûr (I thought that thou wouldest have had heart) di puartâmi vie lis tôs fiis (to bear away from me thy daughters). — *This must not be rendered I had fear, which would instead be o vevi pôre. +The condizionâl passât is employed in tu varessis vût (thou wouldest have had). Consider the following: {tu} tu varessis (thou wouldest have); {tu} tu varessis cûr di (thou wouldest have heart to); {tu} tu varessis vût (thou wouldest have had); {tu} tu varessis vût cûr di (thou wouldest have had heart to). The condizionâl passât of the verb is presented below; it follows the conjugation of lassâ presented at verse 27, with the only difference of that of the past participle.

Condizionâl passât
Past conditional

o varès vût
varessio vût?
tu varessis vût varessistu vût?
al varès vût varessial vût?

e varès vût varessie vût?

o varessin vût varessino vût?
o varessis vût varessiso vût?
a varessin vût varessino vût?

Verse 32: Ma chel che tu i cjatarâs intor i tiei dius (but that one whereabout thou wilt find thy gods), no lu lassarai in vite (shall I not leave in life). Presince dai nestris fradis ({in} presence of our brethren), viôt ce che al è to e cjoltal (see that which is thine and take it unto thyself). Jacop, par dî il vêr (Jacob, to tell the truth), nol saveve che ju veve puartâts vie Rachêl (knew not that Rachel had borne them away).

Verse 33: Laban al lè a cirî te tende di Jacop (Laban went to seek in the tent of Jacob), po te tende di Lie e ancje te tende des dôs siervis (then in the tent of Leah and also in the tent of the two maidservants), ma nol cjatà nuie (but found not a thing). Al saltà fûr de tende di Lie (he came forth from the tent of Leah) e al jentrà in chê di Rachêl (and entered into that of Rachel).

Verse 34: Rachêl e veve cjolts i dius de famee (Rachel had taken the family gods), ju veve platâts sot de siele dal camêl (had hidden them under the saddle of the camel) e si jere sentade parsore (and had sat herself down atop). Laban al sclusignà par dute la tende (Laban rummaged through all the tent) ma nol cjatà redenzie di nuie (but found not traceof a thing). — *literally, redemption, a figurative usage here

Verse 35: Rachêl i disè a so pari (Rachel said unto her father): che il gno paron no se vedi par mâl (let not my lord take it unto himself for ill) se jo no jevi in pîts denant di lui (if I arise not on my feet before him), parcè che o ai lis mês robis (for I have my matters*). Laban al cirì par dut (Laban sought everywhere) ma nol cjatà i dius (but found not the gods). — *employed euphemistically for menstruations

Versets 36-40

Vocabulary: alore (then), inrabiâsi (to become angered), tacâ (to take on), (to say), cussì (so), il delit (offence), la colpe (fault), tant (so), incjagnît (infuriated), cirî (to seek), la robe (matter), cjatâ (to find), alc (anything), i grabatui (things), tirâ fûr (to draw forth), culì (here), la presince (presence), il fradi (brother), la sentence (sentence), vincj (twenty), un an (year), la piore (ewe), la cjavre (she-goat), dispierdi (to squander), mangjâ (to eat), il roc (ram), il nemâl (animal), fâ fûr (to do away with), la bestie (beast), salvadi (wild), puartâ (to bear), rimeti (to put back), simpri (ever), volê (to will), puartâ vie (to bear away), il dì (day), la gnot (night), sbrovâ (to burn up), il cjalt (heat), vie par (during), glaçâ (to freeze over), il frêt (cold), sierâ (to close), la lûs (light), dute la mari gnot (all night long).

Verse 36: Alore Jacop s’inrabià (then Jacob became angered) e al tacà Laban (and took on Laban). Jacop i disè cussì a Laban (Jacob said so unto Laban): ce delit ti àio fat (what offence have I done thee), ce colpe àio jo (what fault have I), che tu sês tant incjagnît cuintri di me? (that thou art so infuriated against me?).

Verse 37: Tu âs cirût in dute la mê robe (thou hast sought in all my matter): âstu cjatât alc in ducj i miei grabatui? (hast thou found anything in all my things?). Tirilu fûr culì (draw it forth here), presince dai miei fradis e dai tiei fradis ({in} presence of my brethren and thy brethren), e che a fasin lôr sentence di nô doi (and let them themselves make sentence of us two).

Verse 38: A son vincj agns che o soi cun te (it is twenty years that I have been with thee); lis tôs pioris e lis tôs cjavris no àn mai dispierdût (thy ewes and she-goats have not ever squandered) e no ai mai mangjât un roc dai tiei (and I have not ever eaten a ram of thine).

Verse 39: I nemâi fats fûr des bestiis salvadiis (the animals done away with by wild beasts) no tai* ai mai puartâts a ti (have I not ever borne unto thee), o ai rimetût simpri dal gno (I have ever put back of mine) parcè che tu tu volevis vê dut (for thou wouldest have all), ancje ce che mi puartavin vie (even that which they would bear away from me) di dì e di gnot (by day and by night). — *contraction of ti + ju (unto thee + them); see table below

lu le ju lis
mi mal me mai mes
ti tal te tai tes
i jal je jai jes
si sal se sai ses
nus nus al nus e nus ai nus es
us us al us e us ai us es
ur ur al ur e ur ai ur es

Verse 40: O sbrovavi di cjalt vie pal dì (I would burn up from heat during the day) e di gnot mi glaçavi di frêt (and by night would I freeze over from cold) e no sieravi lûs in dute la mari gnot (and I would not close eye* all night long). — *literally, light; to ‘close light’ is to close one’s eyes

Versets 41-43

Vocabulary: vincj (twenty), un an (year), il famei (servant), cutuardis (fourteen), di file (in a row), dôs (f., two), la fie (daughter), sîs (six), il trop (flock), gambiâ (to change), la pae (pay), almancul (at least), dîs (ten), un viaç (one time), la furtune (fortune), il pari (father), il terôr (terror), stâ (to dwell), simpri (ever), senò (otherwise), mandâ indaûr (to send back), cu lis mans spacant (empty-handed), viodi (to see), il sudôr (sweat), la fadie (toil), il braç (arm), usgnot passade (last night), la sentence (sentence), rispuindi (to respond), cussì (so), i fruts (children), la mandrie (herd), viodi (to see), cumò (now), parturî (to bear).

Verse 41: A son vincj agns che o soi cun te (it is twenty years that I have been with thee): ti ai fat di famei cutuardis agns di file (I have acted unto thee as servant fourteen years in a row) pes tôs dôs fiis (for thy two daughters) e sîs agns pal to trop (and six years for thy flock) e tu tu mi âs gambiade pae almancul dîs viaçs (and thou hast changed pay unto me at least ten times).

Verse 42: Furtune che il Diu di gno pari, il Diu di Abram, il Terôr di Isac ({it is a} fortune that the God of my father, the God of Abraham, the Terror of Isaac), al à stât simpri cun me (hath ever dwelt with me), che senò tu mi varessis mandât indaûr (for otherwise thou wouldest have sent me back) cu lis mans spacant (empty-handed). Ma Diu al à viodûts i miei sudôrs (but God hath seen my sweats) e la fadie dai miei braçs e (and the toil of mine arms and), usgnot passade (last night), al à fate sentence (he made sentence).

Verse 43: Laban i rispuindè a Jacop cussì (Laban responded unto Jacob so): chestis a son lis mês fiis (these are my daughters), chescj fruts a son i miei fruts (these children are my children). Cheste mandrie e je la mê mandrie (this herd is my herd), dut ce che tu viodis al è gno (all that which thou seest is mine). Ma cumò ce varessio* di fâ (but now what ought I do) pes mês fiis e pai fruts che lôr a àn parturît? (for my daughters and for the children whom they have borne?). — *Varessio is the interrogative form of the first-person singular o varès, of the condizionâl presint. For it is question in the text of vê di (to have to), the sense here is one of obligation. O varès di fâ takes the sense of I ought to do; the interrogative ce varessio di fâ, then, takes the sense of what ought I do.

Versets 44-49

Vocabulary: poben (well), metisi d’acuardi (to put oneself into agreement), servî (to serve), il testemoni (witness), fra (between), alore (then), cjoli (to take), la piere (stone), meti in pîts (to put afoot), a uso (after the manner of), il colonel (column), (to say), il fradi (brother), puartâ dongje (to bear alongside), il clap (stone), (to make), la maserie (mound), mangjâ (to eat), parsore di (over), meti (to put), il non (name), di chi indenant (henceforth), par chel (therefore), la vuaite (watch), viodisi un cu l’altri (to see one another), no… plui (no more).

Verse 44: Poben (well), metinsi d’acuardi (let us put ourselves into agreement), jo e te (I and thou), e che chest al servissi (and let this serve) di testemoni fra me e te (as witness between me and thee).

Verse 45: Alore Jacop al cjolè une piere (then Jacob took a stone) e le metè in pîts a uso colonel (and put it afoot after the manner of a column).

Verse 46: Dissal Jacop ai siei fradis (Jacob said unto his brethren): puartait dongje claps* (bear alongside stones). A puartarin dongje claps (they bore alongside stones) e a faserin une maserie (and made a mound) e a mangjarin parsore de maserie (and ate over the mound). — *Clap is synonymous with piere (verse 45); whereas piere is Latinate, clap is Celtic.

Verse 47: Laban i metè non Jegar-Saadute (Laban put unto it the name Jegar-Sahadutha) e Jacop i metè non Gal-Ed (and Jacob put unto it the name Galeed).

Verses 48-49: Dissal Laban (Laban said): cheste maserie di chi indenant e sarà un testemoni fra me e te (this mound henceforth will be a witness between me and thee). Par chel i metè non Gal-Ed e ancje Mizpe (therefore he put unto it the name Galeed and also Mizpah) parcè che, dissal (for, he said): che al fasi la vuaite il Signôr fra me e te (the Lord make watch between me and thee) cuant che no si viodarin plui un cu l’altri (when we shall see one another no more).

Versets 50-54

Vocabulary: la malegracie (ill manner), la fie (daughter), cjoli (to take), altri (other), la femine (wife), in soreplui di (in addition unto), nissun (not any), un om (man), fra (between), il testemoni (witness), (to say), la maserie (mound), intassâ (to pile up), il colonel (column), vê di (to have to), passâ (to pass), la bande (side), il mâl (ill), la sentence (sentence), zurâ (to swear), il terôr (terror), il pari (father), il sacrifici (sacrifice), la mont (mountain), clamâ (to call), mangjâ (to eat), il fradi (brother), insiemit (together), la gnot (night).

Verse 50: Se tu ur fasis malegraciis a lis mês fiis (if thou make ill manners unto my daughters) o se tu cjolis altris feminis in soreplui des mês fiis (or if thou take other wives in addition unto my daughters), nol sarà nissun om fra di nô (there will not be any man between us), ma al sarà Diu di testemoni fra me e te (but it will be God as witness between me and thee).

Verse 51: Laban i disè a Jacop (Laban said unto Jacob): ve cheste maserie (here is this mound) che o ai intassade fra me e te (which I have piled up between me and thee) e ve ancje il colonel (and here is also the column).

Verse 52: Cheste maserie e chest colonel (this mound and this column) a saran di testemoni (will be as witness) che jo no varai di passâ cheste maserie de tô bande (that I am not to pass this mound on thy side) e che tu no tu varâs di passâ cheste maserie e chest colonel de mê bande (and that thou art not to pass this mound and this column on my side) par fâsi dal mâl (to do one another ill).

Verse 53: E che il Diu di Abram e il Diu di Nacor (and may the God of Abraham and the God of Nahor), a fasin sentence fra di nô (make sentence between us). Jacop al zurà pal Terôr di Isac, so pari: Jacob swore by the Terror of Isaac his father.

Verse 54: Jacop al fasè un sacrifici su la mont (Jacob made a sacrifice on the mountain) e al clamà a mangjâ ancje i siei fradis (and called also his brethren to eat). A mangjarin insiemit (they ate together) e a passarin la gnot su la mont (and passed the night on the mountain).