Sunday, July 26, 2009
Goeant Konkani Romi Lipi Khoimche Suvater?
Ganv-bhoin Brenda Menezes hachi 'one-act plays in Konkani' hem pustok Goa
Konkani Academy hanchea asrea-khal porgott zala tem vachun jivak khos bhogli.
Mhojim un-unit porbhim bai Brendak, tachea hea molladik vaurak.
Ojeap dista bai Brenda-n, hem pustok Romi Lipin-n kaddinastanm Nagri Lipi-n
porgott kelem tem polloun. Ho mhuzo ek xinn koso taka, zalear ho ek amkam Romi
boroiteleank okmann koso zaun asa. Goeant aiz Romi Lipi-k mannacho dhorzo favo
korunk nam. Anim dista Goa Konkani Academy aiz Romi lipik bhed-bhav korta xi,
anim dista Academy fokot Nagrik tenko dita xi.
Hi Romi anim Nagri lipimchi dusmankai, kednam punn nopoit zait ghai? Kiteak
azun passun donui lipi-nk ek sarkho dhorzo kiteak favo zaunk nam? Unnench
mhollear aiz ponchvis vorsam odhik torui zalim, him lipink lagon Goeant
Mhojea bhurgea ponnar anvem zaitinch borovpam keleat, Goeant anim Bombaim
porgott zatelea soglea potramcher anim masikamcher punn soglim mat Romi lipin.
Punn aiz ponchvis vorsam odhik somplim punn azun Romi-chem kestanv azun jivem
assa tem polloun ojeap dista.
Zorui tor bai Brenda-n hench pustok Romi lipi-n porgott kelelem zalear koslem
unnem ponn aslem ghai? Nagri-n boroilem pustok Romi vachpeanchea athan
zobor-xem poddonam anim ugttea ponnim anv sangtam, anvui Nagri vachinam, karann
bhurgeaponnim thaun anv Romichi boroin anim vachun ailam. Romi-n boroilelim
pustokam aiz pordhesant vetele Goemkar mogan ghetat, vachtat anim pordhesan
vhortat. Nam zalear polle adle amche Konkani Romi boroinar zoxe porim
Romanxincho raza Reginald Fernandes, Joao Inacio de Souza, Bonaventuro Pietro
anim adi. Adle Tarvotti bhav tarvar vechea adim Reginald Fernandes-achi romanx
ghetlea bhogor tarvar vochonaslo. Aplo vell kitem torui mogan vachun sartolo
mhunn anim tenvui zalear amche Konkani Romi lipin.
Urbha mhaka bhogta polloun amchea tiatrist bhav-bhoineank, je dis-rat Romi
lipichi seva kortat ti polloun. Osoch ho Konknnicho anim Romi lipicho bhavtto
tumi unch dourunk mhuzo anvddo anim otreag zaun asat. Xabaski tumkam,
tiatrist bhav-bhoineank, Romi lipi tume azun jivi dourunk vaur kortat dekhun.
Khoim pavli amchi Konkani Romi lipi? Kiteak tika khas apleach putam-dhuvanim
pois dovorlea? Anim kednam Romi lipik favo to mhannacho zago mellot ghai?
Konknnicho Romi Borovpi,
Miguel Barreto, Kepem-USA
Date: Sun, 7 Oct 2007 02:40:02 -0700
Subject: BOOK ON HUMOROUS KONKANI PLAYS
Book on humorous Konkani plays
by J P Pereira
‘Natt Yangann’ is a collection of humorous one-act plays in Konkani, written by Brenda Menezes and published by Cindy Publications, Quepem through the sponsorship of Goa Konkani Academy. The book comprises of five plays, written in a simple yet delightful language that is normally used everyday.The first play titled ‘Eka Lognak Sotra Vidhna,’ narrates the tale of an elderly spinster who refuses all proposals
and when she finally accepts one, other hurdles crop up. ‘Aai Bhandavelean
Dhanvli’ is about a mother, her naughty kids and a ‘good for nothing’
husband. Frustrated at not being able to control the misdeeds of her family,
she contemplates suicide... In ‘Hantrun Polleun Paim Soddunk Zai,’ a poor
peon, in an office, is under great tension. His sister-in-law is getting
married, his children want new clothes, and his wife wants to buy an
expensive gift and he has no money! ‘Eleisanv’ tells about corrupt
politicians and the new candidates who also will become corrupt while the
last play, ‘Aplem Thoddem Chintchem Papia’ warns a retiring employee to save
the terminal benefits or face the consequences.
Written in the Devnagiri script by a lady who was weaned in Konkani from her childhood by her parents and uncles, especially a maternal uncle who won laurels for his poetry, the five plays make for great reading. Besides the humour that is present, there is also a message in each play. The book would be a great buy for
individuals and schools, which could perform the beautiful plays for variety
entertainment programmes and annual days.
With great support and encouragement from her husband, Walter Menezes, who is also a writer, Brenda will continue writing more plays. Maybe someday, the lady will write a full-fledged Konkani drama.
All the best to Brenda, keep on writing.
Sanny de Quepem
S O P O N
Tujea mona deger
Goribsannichim lharam mhojim
Tujea dolleani udelim
Tujea kallza vonttir
Koixttanchim chitram mhojim
Tujea vonttar ful'lim
Eksurim gitam mhojim....
Sopnant mhojea hanslom hanv
Koddu he jinnent mhoje
Eksuro naslom hanv
Ponn fantoddechea hanxea borobor
Jedna uttlom hanv
Mhojea dolleant mhojich dukham
Mhoje eksure jinnent
Mhojich eksurim gitam.
(GULAB - Otubr 1987 - Pan 35)
Quepem-based Walter Menezes has been working to promote the tiny Konkani language for a long time now. Some of his experiences.