Sunrise Academy II

Here is the song that I have been learning. I have tried to write it as the words sound.

Dude’ dah  lehuah  puttar coh

Be ra loh  arjdeh arahnor

Dude’ dah  lehuah  puttar coh

Be ra loh  arjdeh arahnor

Dude’  kaynah le-ah-na  ar pa”y leh tah caranah

Barde  tudeh  carneh  ho  ae te tahha  par ey nah

 

Marsu  leh na puttar coh

Koo koo rah  arjdeh arahnor

Marsu  leh na puttar coh

Koo koo rah  arjdeh arahnor

Marsu kaynah le-ah-na  ar pa”y leh ta caranah

Barde  tudeh  carneh  ho  ae te tahha  par ey nah

 

Nariwal leh na puttar coh

Barde rah arjdeh arahnor

Nariwal leh na puttar coh

Barde rah arjdeh arahnor

Nariwal kaynah le-ah-na  ar pa”y leh ta caranah

Barde  tudeh  carneh  ho  ae te tahha  par ey nah

The premise of the song is that a cat is sent for milk, a dog is sent for meat and a monkey is sent for nuts, but once sent they never return.

I’d guess that Dude’ is milk, marsu is meat and nariwal is nut (poss. Coconut). I know that Be ra loh is cat, koo koo rah is dog and that barde rah is monkey. I wonder if the suffix rah (after monkey and dog) and loh might be gender signifiers. Could be interesting to try and run a code breaker activity, or of course ask a handy Nepali speaker. I hope you enjoy the song.

 

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2 thoughts on “Sunrise Academy II

  1. cranfield News

    We love the pictures of all the children especially the ones with the chicken beaks we received yesterday Do you think the song about the dog and cat etc is their version of Old Macdonalds
    Farm !!!!
    Margaret & Tony

    • The song went through some animals, I liked the way they expressed the animals. Instead of bow wow; for a dog, they do a kind of begging action. Hmm we are out of village life just had donuts and coffee for breakfast.

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