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HEBREW
(transliterated)

THE SEARCH FOR LORNA
Translated by Pnina Tadmor, transliteration by Pnina Tadmor
rearranged by Robert B. Casiraghi

TRANSLITERATION CONVENTIONS

  • a=ah, o=oh, e=eh, i=ee, u=oo, x=like Scottish ch in loch. The sign ' (apostrophe) represents the glottal stop within a Hebrew word (alef or ain). 

  • The article and certain prepositions are written separately: ha xipus  instead of haxipus (the search), ba boker instead of baboker (in the morning)

  • Compounds that are pronounced as a single word are separated by an hyphen when it may be useful to the learner. Example: be-meshex instead of bemeshex (during)

  • Treatment of the shva (virtual e, that sometimes is sounded, sometimes not) is not entirely consequent because of inherent difficulties and difference of pronounciation by Israeli speakers

  • Italics are sometimes used at the end of a word to indicate the affix personal pronouns: sheruteha=her services

  • The stress is marked by an underline under the relevant vowel. Where no stress mark appears in a word, the stress is by default on the last syllable as is typical for Hebrew.

 

DAISY, OPAL
AND ARRANGER STORIES
  
Short stories in English translated into many languages in a convenient parallel text format to help you learn them more quickly and easily.

TRANSLATED INTO:
 

AFRIKAANS
The Search for Lorna 
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

The Bookworm

A Matter of Justice

ALBANIAN
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

A Nice Little Trip
The Nightwatch
The Oak

ARABIC
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise
1
The Surprise 2
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip

BENGALI
The Surprise

BOSNIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

BRAZILIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm
The Wedding

BULGARIAN
The Search for Lorna

The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
A Nice Little Trip
The Nightwatch

CHINESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Bookworm
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

CREOLE
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

CROATIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

CZECH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Green Lodge
A Matter of Justice

DANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak

DUTCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Bookworm

ESPERANTO
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch

FINNISH
The Search for Lorna 
The Surprise

The Nightwatch

FRENCH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen

GERMAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

GREEK
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth
The Surprise
The Nightwatch mp3
A Nice Little Trip mp3
The Bookworm mp3
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction

HEBREW
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch

A Nice Little Trip

HINDI
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise

HUNGARIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

INDONESIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
A Nice Little Trip

ITALIAN
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice

JAPANESE
The Search For Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

KOREAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen

LUGANDA
The language spoken
in Uganda
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

MONGOLIAN
The Search for Lorna
 
The Oak  

NORWEGIAN
The Search for Lorna


POLISH
The search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Oak 1
The Oak 2
The Bookworm
A Nice Little Trip
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding
A Matter of Justice
ARRANGER STORIES
The River Mist
The Auction

PORTUGUESE
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

ROMANIAN
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise

RUSSIAN
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
The Nightwatch 1

The Nightwatch 2
Daisy Macbeth
The Oak

SERBIAN
The Nightwatch
The Oak

SPANISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth

The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
Green Lodge

The Wedding 1
The Wedding 2
A Matter of Justice 1
A Matter of Justice 2
The Serial Killer
ARRANGER STORIES
The Auction
The River Mist
OPAL STORIES
Upside Down

SWEDISH
The Search for Lorna 1

The Search for Lorna 2
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch

The Bookworm

THAI
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm

Daisy Macbeth

TURKISH
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
The Nightwatch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Mumbling Man

UKRAINIAN
The Search for Lorna
Daisy Macbeth

URDU
The Search for Lorna

VENETO 

The Search for Lorna

YORUBA
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
The Nightwatch

ZULU
The Search for Lorna

 

 

Ha xipus axarei Lorna

The search for Lorna

Daisy Hamilton hayta xokeret pratit. Daisy Hamilton was a private detective.
Hi haita bat shloshim, ve avda  ke  xokeret pratit be-meshex  ha shnatayim ha axronot. She was thirty years old and had been a detective for the past two years.
Be xol boker halxa la misrad shela kdey lehamtin le sixot telefon o liftoax et ha delet le lakoxot ha zkukim le sheruteha. Every morning she went to her office to wait for phone calls or open the door to clients needing her services.
Daisy adayin lo hayta meod yedu'a, ax le-itim anashim tilfenu eleha be ikvot ha hoda'a she hi pirsema ba iton ha mekomi. Daisy wasn't very well known yet but occasionally people telephoned her from the advertisement she had put in the local newspaper.
Boker exad, be sha'a axat-esrei be-erex, mishehu hikish al delet misrada. One morning at about eleven o'clock someone knocked on her office door.
Zu haita isha shmena she lavsha parva sviv tsavara. It was a fat lady who wore a fur around her neck.
"Shalom, ani yexola la'azor lax?", sha'ala Daisy et ha isha. Ana, hikansi u shvi". "Hello, can I help you?" Daisy asked the lady. "Please come and sit down."
"Ken, be-hexlet! Ani zekuka le ezratex be ofen no'ash. "Oh yes indeed! I need your help desperately.
Lorna, ha ktana sheli, ne'elma. Eini yoda'at ma la'asot. Lorna, my little one has disappeared. I don't know what to do."
Daisy hitsi'a la isha ha shmena sefel kafe names ve xikta li pratim. Daisy offered the fat lady a cup of instant coffee and awaited the details.
Ha isha ha shmena hityashva bi xvedut ve sama et tik ha or ha gadol shela al ha shulxan shel Daisy. The fat lady sat down heavily and put her large red leather handbag on Daisy's desk.
"Ana, sapri li ha kol, gveret ...?" "Please tell me everything - Mrs. ...?"
"Shmi hu gveret Edwina Humphries. Ani xosheshet she hem yevakshu mimeni kesef - ani xosheshet she Lorna nextefa!" "Mrs. Edwina Humphries is my name. I am afraid they will ask me for money - I'm afraid Lorna has been kidnapped!"
"Ze nora, gveret Humphries. Ha'im gam mar Humphries xoshev she Lorna nextefa?" "That's terrible, Mrs. Humphries. Does Mr. Humphries, too, think Lorna has been kidnapped?"
"Ba'ali eino mit'anyen im Lorna nextefa o lo!" "My husband is not interested if Lorna has been kidnapped or not!"
"Be-emet, gveret Humphries, aval ha'im mar Humphries eino aviha ha amiti shel Lorna?" "Really, Mrs. Humphries? But is your husband Lorna's real father?"
"Eineni yoda'at le ma at mitkavenet. Anu kaninu et Lorna be-yaxad", heshiva gveret Humphries. "I don't know what you mean. We bought Lorna together," replied Mrs. Humphries.
"Atem kanitem... gveret Humphries, ze bilti xuki, at yoda'at". "You bought ............Mrs. Humphries, that's illegal, you know."
"Lo, ze lo, lo be Hodu." "No it isn't, not in India!"
"Atem kanitem et Lorna be Hodu?" "You bought Lorna in India?"
"Ken, be-hexlet! Ve hi tamid mesapeket li xevra nifla'a, at yoda'at". Yes indeed! And she always keeps me great company, you know."
Gveret Humphries patxa et tik ha or he anak shela kedei lehotsi mimxata. "Mrs. Humphries opened her huge leather bag to pull out a handkerchief.
Daisy hitxalxela bir'ota yetsur mitpatel ha yotse mi-tox ha tik. With horror Daisy saw a wiggling creature come out of that bag.
"Gveret Humphries, tikxi mi kan et ha davar haze miyad!", tsa'aka Daisy. "Mrs. Humphries - move that away immediately!" screamed Daisy.
"Ma? Oy, Lorna - sof sof matsati otax!" amra gveret Humphries. "At hitxabeit ba tik sheli, yalda shovava she kmotex!" "What? Oh Lorna - I've found you at last!" said Mrs. Humphries."You hid in my bag - you naughty girl!"
"Gveret Humphries, zu hi Lorna?" "Mrs. Humphries. This is Lorna?"
"Ken, naxash ha bitsot ha Bengali shelanu. Oy, toda lax, yakirati. Lo, eineni xoshevet she ani zkuka yoter le sherutayix!" Yes, our Bengali swamp snake. Oh thank you my dear. No, I don't think I need your services any longer!"
Ka-asher Daisy sagra et ha delet axarey tseita shel gveret Humphries, hi tsiyna le atsma lehosif la moda'a shela: Lelo xayot, lelo nexashim. As Daisy shut the door after Mrs. Humphries, she made a mental note to write in the advertisement: no animals, no snakes.

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DAISY STORIES TEMPLATES
The Search for Lorna
The Surprise
Daisy Macbeth
Night Watch
A Nice Little Trip
The Bookworm
The Oak
Imogen
The Mystery of
    Green Lodge

A Matter of Justice
The Wedding
Craig
The Mumbling Man
The Old Manor House
    Ghost

Amy
The Serial Killer
The Mysterious Hand
The Lost Cat
Too Many Cakes Spoil
    the Dough

The Lost Collection Box
Heatwave
The Spin Doctor
Glynn

ARRANGER STORIES TEMPLATES
The Auction
The River Mist
Halloween

OPAL STORIES TEMPLATES
Upside Down
Parallel Homes
Different Existences
East is West and West
    is East