Day 3 – Bujumbura, Burundi (07 November 2011)   Leave a comment

Day 3 – Monday, 7 November 2011

Today our team of translation consultants began working with the DOOR Burundi translation team. We are helping them to check to make sure that members of the community can understand their translation.

The team has borrowed space in a house where DMI has offices.

The translation team invited Deaf members of the community to come to the office to watch newly translated Bible portions. Through asking for comments and asking specific questions we can determine how much of the translation is understood. If the translation is not understood at any point we sometimes can come up with a correction at that time.

Since Anil is the senior consultant in training he went first.

Before we begin watching the translation everyone gives an introduction. The man on the left climbed a tree when he was about 8 years old. He fell and injured himself. He lost vision in one eye and eventually hearing in both ears.

Then the community members watch the translation. Three of the ladies in this picture below were in the group picture taken yesterday at the Lake. Can you determine which ones they are?

The conversation can get lively as the people answer questions and make comments.

After lunch we divided in two groups so that we could check two passages at the same time. Here is a picture of the second group.

We finished checking three stories. Some of the comments and questions concerned the story of Noah’s descendants and the Tower of Babel.

• Noah got drunk on the first drink of wine. That’s not right.

• Noah’s ark goes down too fast and the waters go down more slowly than the Ark.

• When the Tower is built the building goes on at the same level instead of going higher.

• Should Hagar have a happy look when she is running away from Sarai?


Posted 8 November 2011 by prpttccnsltnt in Africa, Burundi 2011, Deaf, Sign Language

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