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If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emusan(m): 2:46pm On Dec 24, 2012
I was just wondering how it will sound if our native language can be interpreted in english the way we speak them.

For example;
Note:-
N.I:- normal interpretation
D.I:- direct interpretation

Yoruba: Iyo ja obe na
N.I- The soup is too salty
D.I- Salt cut the soup

Yoruba: Seun gbe igba ori oke
N.I- Seun took first position
D.I- Seun carried the calabash on top of mountain

Yoruba: Idaya gbe poo
N.I- Idaya took last position
D.I- Idaya carried feces pot

Yoruba: Oju ti mo
N.I- The day has break
D.I- The eyes has clear

Yoruba: Oju e ti ja
N.I- You see it now
D.I- Your eyes have cut it

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by hrmkz: 2:52pm On Dec 24, 2012
Nice one!

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emusan(m): 4:14pm On Dec 24, 2012
hrmkz: Nice one!

Tanx, but add your own
Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by ezeagu(m): 8:36pm On Dec 24, 2012
Igbo: Ka chi bọ
N.I- Good night
D.I- Let day break

Igbo: Taba nsi
N.I- Be patient
D.I- Eat sh-t

Igbo: I nwere ike i nyem ihe ahu
N.I- Can you give me that
D.I- Do you have the strength to give me that

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emusan(m): 11:01pm On Dec 24, 2012
ezeagu: Igbo: Ka chi bọ
N.I- Good night
D.I- Let day break

Igbo: Taba nsi
N.I- Be patient
D.I- Eat sh-t

Igbo: I nwere ike i nyem ihe ahu
N.I- Can you give me that
D.I- Do you have the strength to give me that

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emmyk(m): 4:15pm On Dec 25, 2012
Yoruba - wo bata ko telemi lo enu ona.
N.I- wear ur shoes nd follow me to the door
D.I- enter ur shoes nd follow me to the mouth of the gate!

Yoruba- Oju ntimi
N.I- I'm shy

D.I. - Eyes is pushing me.. So much more....

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emusan(m): 4:29pm On Dec 25, 2012
Emmyk: Yoruba - wo bata ko telemi lo enu ona.
N.I- wear ur shoes nd follow me to the door
D.I- enter ur shoes nd follow me to the mouth of the gate!

Yoruba- Oju ntimi
N.I- I'm shy

D.I. - Eyes is pushing me.. So much more....
Lol....
Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by odumchi: 5:54am On Dec 26, 2012
Igbo: (from various dialects)

Ano m na ofe (Onicha)
D.I. - I am in soup
N.I. - I am rich

Noro odu (Central)
D.I. - Sit on [your] tail
N.I. - Sit down

Egbugo m ozu (Onicha)
D.I. - I have killed a corpse
N.I. - I have struck rich

Ahuru m gi na anya (Central)
D.I. - I have seen you with my eyes
N.I. - I love you

I tara arunsi? (Aro)
D.I. - Did you eat an oracle?
N.I. - Do you swear?

I riela (Central)
D.I. - You have eaten
N.I. - That's your gain

I nwe kwa ivu oma (Aro)
D.I. - You have a good face
N.I. - You're lucky

Otu Ocha! (Mbano)
D.I. - White womanliness!
N.I. - Wow!

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Re: If Native Language Are To Be Interpreted In English, The Way We Speak Them! by Emusan(m): 8:32am On Dec 26, 2012
odumchi: Igbo: (from various dialects)

Ano m na ofe (Onicha)
D.I. - I am in soup
N.I. - I am rich

Noro odu (Central)
D.I. - Sit on [your] tail
N.I. - Sit down

Egbugo m ozu (Onicha)
D.I. - I have killed a corpse
N.I. - I have struck rich

Ahuru m gi na anya (Central)
D.I. - I have seen you with my eyes
N.I. - I love you

I tara arunsi? (Aro)
D.I. - Did you eat an oracle?
N.I. - Do you swear?

I riela (Central)
D.I. - You have eaten
N.I. - That's your gain

I nwe kwa ivu oma (Aro)
D.I. - You have a good face
N.I. - You're lucky

Otu Ocha! (Mbano)
D.I. - White womanliness!
N.I. - Wow!

see confusion gringringrin

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