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Monday, September 3, 2012

What does "bat ba" mean? Some context: "Lesèk tonbe. Gazon sèch... Zèb ginen bat ba. ... Lesèk bat ba." Zig Lavi pg 49

bat ba → to give up, to surrender, to quit
zèb ginen → type of wild grass, tough grass, or  "true grasses" which can survive very hot climates real well.

Lèsèk tonbe → drought has come , or the dry season has come
Gazon sèch.... →  The grass (lawn) has dried out, or the grass had died
Zèb ginen bat ba. → The zèb ginen have given up, or stopped growing, or succumbed to the heat?
lèsèk bat ba ... →  The dry season has surrendered

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