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  • soudeen vohdkehruh gahrj guhlan, ahn chee guhrnahr yehrgahr jahnpah kallehr

    Literally, a liar’s feet are very short, they cannot walk a long path.

    More poetically, ” a liars feet are very short (small), they cannot carry him for the long haul.”

    The following story illustrates this proverb.

    One day I returned home very late from my friend’s house.

    “Hraiyr, where were you?”, asked my father.

    I said that I planted two trees.

    The next day, my father came to visit my school. He saw us
    in the playground watering newly planted trees.

    “Hraiyr, which one of the trees did you plant?”, said my father.
    I pointed to two newly planted tree stalks. Then my father stepped close to
    one of my female classmates named Baiytzahr. She pointed to the same two newly planted trees and said, “Uncle, how do you like the new trees that I planted?”

    My father gave me a quick glance and shook his head in disapproval. I felt ashamed and became red faced. I couldn’t say anything.

    When Baiytzahr left, my father said.

    “A liars feet are very short (small), they cannot carry him for the long haul.”

    Published on October 6, 2007 · Filed under: , Lies;
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