Sunday, February 7, 2010

TANGNUAMTE

(The Tangnuamians)
~Thuamsiam


Kumzabi sawmnih-le-khat kipat tuung, a kha masa in, New Lamka pan in Tangnuam ah kong kisuan tou uhi. Nungkaih vei pawl tawh, utlou sim pipi a hong kisuan ka hi uhi. Ka pu CBA Pastor pension sa kumkhat sem kik ding in lathak ua, Lamka Khawk Sia in apang kha hi. Tangnuam Christian Centre ah kumkhat kia om ding a hong pai ka hi uhi. Tangnuamte kana theih dan in: khel uh, football kimawlna bang ah buai huai thei zel, leh lampi dung a hong kizuih ciang ua a omdan te khawng uh et mawk in hoih khollou hi. Mi’n agen khak ciang un zong a kho kiangte khawng ah achetdan uh kiza lel hi. Hoihlou kong ci kei hi, simsuak phot dih in.


Kumkhat kia ding hinave’n ci in lawm zong pawl sese lou ding ka u tawh ka ci uhi. Ka pawt ciang un zong Pangzawl lam ka tawn sese uhi. Kikhop tawp ciang kuamah houpih nawn tuan lou in, inn ah ka pai zel uhi. Amite zong atheiloute ading in pau nuam (pau champ) thei mahmah uhi. Kisel/kinial siam ua, ‘hilezong’ cih tawh mizawh teitei sawm uhi. Ai’hah tua bang in sawtpi bel ki omden thei sam kei. Kei pawt ka kipan masa a, mi tawh awl awl in kong kithuah tou uhi. Lawm di ana tam vial a, nuam mahmah lel hi. Lawmte tawh kipolhdan bel cituamdeuh mah a, gen seng ding hilou hi. Nasep/laisim cihte ah kuhkal vanglak ua, pang tangtang uhi.


Story nalhpipi nei khawng na om hi. Khenkhatte gintak huai lou phialphial zong a dikpi khawng ana hizel hi. Pemthak va kici a pate’ min na ngawn thei kha lou bang, auto sing a suikhe pawl bang, laamkhuang gu khawm ciatciat dia zong khat theih louh kal a ana ne gai pawl tawh, papaak tam mu lua a khawphawk lou a puk pawl bang, etc. etc. ‘cimai ni maw’, gen ding tam. Vengcih-inncih phial in gending nei sim mawk hi. Eih! Papaak zon thu zong om a, papaak’ laa nasan na om hi. Khawdangte khawng in zong ana sim kha ding ua, ka gelhvek ngam kei mai hi.

Min kisap dante zong ana tuam thei mahmah hi. Amin uh toh tehkak in ki zom lou pipi khawng in ki sam uhi. A maingal nai loute’ a din mi va sap ding haksa sim mahmah suak hi. Amin dik a sap ding hia ahihkeileh amin khem un; vasam leng hehthei ding khawng na hi kha le uh cih om hi. Ken zong kisap dante adik dekdek khawng ka thei kha zel hi. Hih bang a diak in ‘mujut’ pen khah ‘musuum’ ci in ka thei kha a, amin (phamsa Mungsuanpau) toh et in dikzaw mah bang kasa hi. Ka gen khak ni in lawmte ciltui kitheh zen in nui uhi. Adangkhat ‘ik-a’ cih zong ‘cikha’ eive kei theihdan a, amau Chinkham sapna a zang hive un. English min nalh pipi khawng nei ua, kituak lou thei bilbel in, nalh vang lak hi.


Tangnuamte kamsiam khollou na pi uh, kamsiam duaiduai sang in zak nuam zaw hi. Pau zong ana cituam deuh a, tuapen Tangnuam’ pau (Tangnuamese) cih a min bulh geih di’n hoih sa mai ing. Hih pau pen pau namkim kigawm khawm hi a, English khawng zong tel ceuh zel a nalh mahmah lah nuih zak huai simsim khawng om hi (etsakna: ki-love, ki-move). ‘Chiru’ cihbang koi a alak uh ahidiam ah ana thang petmah hi. Bang cihna hiam ci-a khatvei ka dot leh ka dotna nu’n ‘na khempeuh’ ahihkeileh ‘ut ut’ genna hi hong cihsan hi. Ut ut genna in kizang takpi mah ana hi a, i zatdan/zatna in gen tuamtuam neisak ana hi hi. Tulai pau leh ‘universal’ ciding a himai diam maw? Micih tenna mun ahihman mah hiding hi. Tua ka laigelh na a ka pau zat zong Tangnuam’ pau sim mah ahi. Gentehna in: “tamaizen” cih bang lawhdan (pronunciation) cituamtuam in kilou thei hi. Hihpen ‘tumuizun’ ahihkeileh ‘tuu-mui-zuun’ ciin zong ki zang hi. Veng tuamtuam te’ lawh didan ngaihsun zual mah dih. Veng minte khawng zong nalh thei peuhmah sa ing.


Biakna lamah, biakinn lian law loulou na om tiltel hi. Amau’ pawlpi ciatah ‘hahkat’ thei mahmah ua, zong kipezou uhi. Kituiphum pawlpi ngen ahihman in khat in gawm theih leh nuam mahmah ding in ka ngaihsun hi. Joint Fellowship khawng neih ciang nuam petmah hi. Banah ‘amau pawlte hi’ cih kiza tawm a, a kizak khak ciang in namtui hetlou hi. Khangno khen khat bel tulai pau leh ‘ahun a gah zel anah leng kaai zeuhzeuh’ cih theih ding omkha ding hi.


Tui ana haksa a, inn gei khawng ah laak zual na’ng a nei vaang mahmah lai hi. Handpump lah gamla, khukpi lah nai tuan samlou a, gimhuai thei mahmah hi. Tui tawi nnapi khat suak mai hi. Gamla sim pipi a pat tui tawi ahihman in pasal te zawng kikoih daang tuanlou a luu khawng a khuk ahihkeileh a kotna a puak vitvit mai ngai hi. Pasal a lukhuk zei vanglak bang zaw aw zei petmah uh himai. Tun bel well nam a om zeuhzeuh ban ah tuikai nang tanky hoih pipi mun tuamtuam ah kibawl ta ci uh; Tuikai ding bek kingak hita ci uh.

Tangnuam a om nuam kong sa panpan a, nna tuamtuam ka theihkhak na mun leh mi’ theihlouh tampi ka theihna mun hi ka ci hi. Biakna lam ah zong pang theih dandan in lawmte toh ka kizang ua, tualou lam ah zong ana hahpan kha vanglak ing. Pasal lompi kizuih thang a, milak a ki pholhkhiak geih a than ziakin lawmte lak ah midang bel utdandan a akigen hang in, ei ong gen khak ciang un nuam tuan samlou hi. Himahleh hici khawng a kisoisak nuam kisa a, poilua in ki koih khollou hi. Ei khosung a pawt ihih nakleh nungak hel dan in kingai lou mawk cihdan eive! Hiaijiak khawng amai diam maw ‘lensiam’ i tam uh (ci maimai leng). Midang zong ei khosung a hong hoh kiphal khollou bang mawk a, hong hoh khate’n bang hiam gen ding nei ciat un teh!


Ka om khak sung Higher Secondary ka kaai lai tak uh ahi ai, ka gen kha ut sese hi. Zingkal ciangin ka kuan suk a, DS man nai ciahlou tawn suk in, tua zawh Biaka (aphamsa Langbiaklian) i sap ciang ong dawng kauh a, amah zong ana man nai khollou paikawm in kisa suk zel hi. Tua zoh Lamboi toh Mangte mansa a Tuibuang Lei tung a mansa a smart deuh a ding ngehngah toh kou teng ka kuan khawm zel uhi. Lampi ah midang kuamah omlou bang mai in ka ciak suk zel uhi. Paikik lam ciang bel: gen vetlou ding. Hih paragraph ka lawm uh Biaka ka phawk gige na a ka gelh ahi hi.

Phalbi hong tung ding douna ding in buhsat/buhvua in kikuan khawm nainai zel hi. A innteekte khawng sang in va thunei zaw thei in ki om mawk hi. Lou neite’ sun ann teng bang a neek ma ua ana bei man zel aihkhah aw. Uum bangzah a bei diam cih ngaihsut thakleng tam kha inte maw. Gen ding tam law zezen a gen seng kei ni. Tua sum te’n bel phalbi sung hong daih zou mahmah lel hi. Kithutuak dan khawng hoih kasa a makaite zong thusiam mahmah lel uhi. Tun amakaipipa khat mundang a om mawk leh buhsat in a kuan zel lai diam theih uthuai kasa zezen hi. Hibang hunte ah sumthu a kibuai cih zong om ngei vet lou mite citak thei mahmah hi. Adang zong gen ding tam hi, gen seng kei ni.


Meh zong a kuan zong nuam mahmah a, tangkuangteh toh zong kithang hi. Singtang khawsak sim lah khawpi ate theih sanga tamzaw theithou cih bang dan ahi. Khawkhal hun ciang khawng in cimthawina ding in gam vak dan in Haipi Bul lam khawng ah kipai thei zel hi. Ka om tuung kum un bang CBA gam ban deuh ah nga theh/man ding in ka kuan thei zel uhi. Hoih kasak hetlouh khat BSF a thautang tou dia a kuan gige uh ahi. Kei bel khat vei zong ka kuan kha kei hi. Theih maimai dia hoih khat bel meh zong ding a a kuan ciang a gawphel ken’ zel ding ahi. Mehlim zaw khe nih nei khawng tawh khat vei vei tun theih mawk mawk hi.

Cihteisam hangin, abul lam a Tangnuamte (Tangnuamians) ci a ka gente ah kei zong ka telkhata hi. Amite khosung a ding in phatuamngai mahmah ua, tasam huhna lam ah zong ciil hetlou uhi cih ka theikhe thakthak hi. Khodang ah bel i omdan a va tuam khak na om ding mah hi a, kei zong ka theihcet louhman ahimai ding. Christmas carol, Easter zing haanveh cihte khawng peellou a kipai in thathak ngahna lah hi, kimuhkhawmna hoihpen zong ahi hi. Kumkhat ‘pimpom’ (lollipop) hong kithang mahmah a, ki ne sauhsauh hi. Hih hun lai khawng ngaikik mahmah ing.


Atawpna ah, ka vualngaih diak sung ka om khakna mun ahi a, anopna i cepkhak leh nuam petmah hi. Ka om khak sung tutan a ding in ‘hunnuam kasak penpen hun’ hilai ding in ka gingta hi. Ka ngaihsut kik khak ciang in ka ngaih mahmah hun a tam mahmah hi. I omdan khenkhat bel mi’ muh in nalh khollou a bat hang in nuam kisa hi. Koi munpeuh ah thum-le-li i omkhop khak nakleh thu luite khawng gen in ki nuinui thei hi. Tangnuamte’ khempeuh i omna ciat ah Pasian in hong ompih ciatta hen. Tua hileh i mapai in i lamzang ciat ding hi. God bless!


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(c) Thuamsiam and 62nd Anniversary of Tangnuam Souvenir Board

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