language to be identified

Wolfgang Schulze W.Schulze at LRZ.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE
Fri Apr 13 14:29:22 UTC 2007


Dear Edith,

it seems to be Swahili. The song's titel is - as you say - Sifuni Mungu 
'Praise God'.

A very rough (!) interpretation would be:

Vi-umbe vy-ote vy-a Mungu wetu - na mfalme wetu.
CL-creature CL-all CL-of God CL:our and King CL:our

Pazeni sauti - ili, nasi (read: na sisi), mwimbe (read: muimbe)
lift:2pl voice so=that with us sing

Wa-tu wote, vi-umbe vy-ote, awaye y-ote, sifu Mungu
CL:PL-human-being CL:PL-creature (s)he=who=exits CL-any praise God

Hope this helps,
best wishes,Wolfgang

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