The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

What I am trying to say exactly - because I am listening to what's happening. I am not trying to say that what I am - the way I am spelling those towns is the exact name or spelling, but from what I understand as long as I have been in Sierra Leone and I am a Mende, I know some of the towns that have been given Mende names which have meanings, whereby if it were a direct translation that is not how it would be written. That's what I'm saying. And like Kuiva, you can spell it as K-U-I-V-A, it can still sound like when you say Q-U-I-V-A. That is what I said. And like Pendembu, that has been spelt as P-E-N-D-E-M-B-U. If it is the right Mende name that it was given it would be Kpendembu, it should be K-P-E-N-D-U - D-E-M-B-U. That is what the Mende man means by the name of that town that I know of. That's what I'm saying. I am not saying that my spelling should be the correct one, but the translation for those names - the names of those towns that I know, that's what I'm saying.

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