A Reference Grammar Of Classical Wanjar

The North Wind And The Sun

Aikote paniri ne gordot hornajurere ka kanot kun srerinur,

The North Wind and the Sun were disputing which was the stronger,

ca fajen jeduminu aicomo gaujiner lorumur.
when a traveler came along wrapped in a warm cloak.

Cerumere ka san nan nou xaumurur kynum ka fajen aiconora lisemur kun srerinur.
They agreed that the one who first succeeded in making the traveler take his cloak off should be considered stronger than the other.

Ena aikote paniri twonu kalu dei aikumur, ma rou laju aikumer rou cwuru fajen aiconora dumemer;
Then the North Wind blew as hard as he could, but the more he blew the more closely did the traveler fold his cloak around him;

Embu aikote paniri fanino icerer.
and at last the North Wind gave up the attempt.

Ena gordot ymumer gauju ne sosu fajen aiconora lisemer.
Then the Sun shined out warmly, and immediately the traveler took off his cloak.

Kora aikote paniri cin muxurur ka gordot kun sreriner.
And so the North Wind was obliged to confess that the Sun was the stronger of the two.