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Is There Something in the Air? (Quichua)

The children's rhyme by Roberto Piumini translated into Quichua

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The children’s rhyme about the coronavirus Is There Something in the Air? (Che cos’è che in aria vola?), written by Roberto Piumini, one of Italy’s most beloved children’s authors, has been translated into Quichua* by Gabriel Torem, member of the Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters (AATI).

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*A point of clarification regarding the name of the language: Argentinean Quichua is the variety used in the translation, as opposed to Quechua, which is in fact a term that refers to a family of languages.

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¿Imataq paan anaq pachapi?

Noqa mana reqsipuni.

¿Mana rinchu yachay wasipi?

cha saa rimapukuni.

 

Suk virus qori umanpi...

mana qapaq kanmi

mana qaripas kanmi...

¿Imataq amora ka lawspi?

 

Utulitita kan, ancha utulita

Qaanaaspaqa ñawiykiwan,

microscopiopi uyaykita

churanayki tiyan.

 

Ka qarisitu venenasun

kuyurispa, kuyurispa,

satipusus, cheqnipusus

mayllapichus lloqsipusun.

 

Wayramuyuspa, mana qaakun,

nataq, manchachinaan,

guerriaaykuspa tukukun

noqanchispura yaykunaan.

 

Noqanchis kaypi tiyanchis:

noqa, qam, kuska kanchis sinchis.

Nisuyki: tukuy noqanchis

cha supayt' saqeyta atinchis.

 

Achisnaaspapas,

achiy marqaykipi,

pay mana paananpaq

qam inanki, noqa inanipas

 

Lloqsispaqa, utqa voliakuy

makisniykita mayllakuy

sapa kuti, sapa punchaw

qayna, qaya, kunan punchaw

 

Yakuan, jabonniwan mayllay

sumaq, sinchi, allimitay

Chayna, ka supayqa

yakuwan karuman renqa.

 

Mamayki, tataykipas

mayllachunku voliakuspa.

¡Ari a! niy, inaptinkuna,

Niy "allita inanki qamkuna".

 

Ama chomkaykichu, makiykiwan

simiyki, senkayki, ñawisniykita:

atinkipas kachun, uyaykita

mana chomkakunayki tiyan

 

Yanasuswan tinkunakuspa,

karu karupi kutiy:

kusikus tiayta atinki

mana tiyaspa ancha kuska.

 

¿Muchas, marqas? Ama qoqoychu:

Cha qarisitu tiyaptin,

chaymanta atinki, ¿manachu?

Tata Yaya munaptin.

 

Picha apinpas suk mascarata,

mana carnaval kanqa,

manapas suk suwa kanqa

amoq suwasunanpaq qamta.

 

Suk sumaq mascara kan

samanta waqaychanapaq:

cha saqra qarisitu

mana aapi lloqsinanpaq.

 

Cha supay tiaptin,

¡pucha! aapi purispa,

yanasuy, noqa ishtantin,

wasiypi rini, manchaspa.

 

Ancha alli inaranku:

yachay wasita wikcharanku

cha supay mana aanankama,

mana onqonaaykukama.

 

¿Yanasus, ayllusniyki?

wasinkunapi wikchakunku.

Paykunawan qam tiyanki,

pantallapi, rimachinki.

 

Alli munaspa, atinki,

karumanta tiyayta.

Manaraq muchas ni marqas,

ancha achqata rimayta.

 

Ancha munaywan rimay,

cha munaywan tarpoq ina.

Tarpunki rimasqaykita,

qonki picha munasqaykipaq.

 

Noqa, qam, noqanchis,

munas, qaaspa, yachaspa,

suk punchaw atipasunchis

cha supay cheqnikoqta.

 

Suk punchaw atipasunchis,

ka saqra, lasaq, onqota.

Chaymant' kuska yachasunchis

 

kutis kusispa kawsayta.

Roberto Piumini
Picture: Giovanna Scalfati

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