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Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by asha80(m): 4:39am On Jun 23, 2010
ChinenyeN

No need trying to be hardheaded.Like cantell said igbo language is not up to 60 percent in english translation.

You honestly think there is a word for snow in igbo Is snow natural to Africa let alone igboland

- hammer= no idea
- guitar=no idea
- window=mpio
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)=cantell has already told you
- kitchen cabinet=no idea
- crystal = no idea
- to or.gasm= goodluck with this one
- snow=goodluck with this onw
- privacy=cannot remeber now
- network=no idea
- towel=cannot remember
- mascot=
- safe (the container)=cannot remeber
- change (monetary)=i might be wrong but i do not think there is a direct translation
- logic=
- quarantine=
- hernia
- razor
- pond=iyi can mean either this or river
- cat= nwaologbo
- deck/porch
- multiplication


This is what you get when a language is not used a medium for teaching of subjects in school.Its utility becomes stagnant.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 2:52pm On Jun 23, 2010
Okay. Well, I guess I'll leave it alone then.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by AndreUweh(m): 5:01pm On Jun 23, 2010
No language is complete.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 6:20pm On Jun 23, 2010
True, no language is complete. And all languages have foreign words meaning words from other languages. We do not live on an island!

wink
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Cyana(f): 5:38pm On Jun 27, 2010
hi guys, what does ''nwata nwanyi nwe kwara aka olu di mma,o onye be gi nnam'' mean?

Thanks in advance
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by CHOUPIE2(f): 5:07pm On Jun 30, 2010
please translate for me plz asap: len pien dhlau hirew dinesd lopy . i have no idea what it means and would appreciate what my love is trying to say. so plz help me out . i think i need to learn this language. but im waiting for a reply
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 5:11pm On Jun 30, 2010
CHOUPIE2:

please translate for me plz asap: len pien dhlau hirew dinesd lopy . i have no idea what it means and would appreciate what my love is trying to say. so plz help me out . i think i need to learn this language. but im waiting for a reply

Is ur man Nigerian?
Those words are very strange to my eyes and ears.looks kinda of German undecided
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ikenwan: 12:34am On Jul 23, 2010
What language is that?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 2:04pm On Jul 24, 2010
Andre Uweh:

No language is complete.

Look at Japan the digital country, their word for Computer is either 'Kon'puuta' or 'Persokon' which is actually from 'personal computer,' yet people are breaking their necks to learn the language and no one would dare say their language is incomplete.

ChinenyeN:

Okay, cool.
undecided . . . Okay.

@Topic:
Igbo

The following translations will be in Ònìchà, it's not hard to 'translate' the word into your dialect.

Igbo
- hammer=Otùtù
- guitar= Ùbọ akwalà
- window = Ụzọ oyi  or Mgbō oyi
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway) = Mgbō
- kitchen cabinet = Ùko Ekwū (ekwū is apparently the 'domestic spirit of women',)
- crystal = there's probably no word for this.
- to or.gasm = I Ha fu àkọ (to leave your mind) grin
- snow = There's no word for that, Zò (as in rain) oyi? Zò mmiri kpórónkwu?
- privacy= Nzofù na òrà (hide from public)
- network = Ogbákọ Ụgbụ (clap net)  grin
- towel = Nchìchapù (to wipe off, 'n' makes it a word)
- mascot= you know, you could use 'Ikenga' as success, lucky, etc. Ekpo Ikenga há  undecided cool
- safe (the container) = How about bank box? Akpàti (box) Unọ àkù (bank), how about save box? Akpàti nchekwata
- change (monetary) = Égó fófùrù¨(everything doesn't have to be a direct translation)
- logic = Ómárí  cool
- quarantine = Ébé ha ne jide na uzọr  undecided
- hernia = I don't know why I've got this undecided, I mean the word. grin, Mkpùna cry
- razor= Agùba
- pond= Òdọ mmiri
- cat = Bùusù (there are other words as well like Nwa Mba undecided and òlògbò, which is the same in Bini, might be a loan)
- deck/porch = Ògwa (verandah)
- multiplication = Ba ùba

You haven't seen the last of the Igbo language yet so there's no need for gloom and doom. Everyone can go back to their village, find the oldest man, or woman, and interrogate grin interview them about any words you thought didn't exist or you don't know.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 3:46pm On Jul 24, 2010
Thank you, ezeagu.

[quote="that dictionary"]This dictionary gives forms in the Onitsha, Bonny, Arochukwu, and Ungwana dialects, 'more or less in that order', but 'to avoid confusion’ does not mark which form comes from which dialect. Probably confusion would have been better avoided by the opposite decision.[/quote]

They (whoever they are) should really survey each Igbo lect individually and come up with comprehensive dictionaries like the one above.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 5:11pm On Jul 24, 2010
ChinenyeN:

Thank you, ezeagu.

They (whoever they are) should really survey each Igbo lect individually and come up with comprehensive dictionaries like the one above.

Mmm. I think the author is called Kay Williamson. Yeah, you'll just have to work out what the words would be in your own Igbo.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 6:46pm On Jul 24, 2010
Yeah, I already know most of those words in my lect. The only reason I asked for translations is to compare and contrast. Also, some of those translations, I'm not sure I really believe them to be Onicha. Then again, I don't speak Onicha, so I cannot definitively say. . .
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Olu3: 6:00pm On Jul 29, 2010
Would someone please be kind enough to translate this? "Beni ika a di meji, sugbon ire lope ika ko pe"
I'm grateful for any help. I am learning, but so far only manage a few words/phrases.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by GlobalD2: 12:25am On Jul 31, 2010
Olu3:

Would someone please be kind enough to translate this? "Beni ika a di meji, sugbon ire lope ika ko pe"
I'm grateful for any help. I am learning, but so far only manage a few words/phrases.
"Beni ika a di meji, sugbon ire lope ika ko pe"
"Surely, the evil will be double, it only pays better to be a good Samaritan than to be a devil".
                                                     OR
"Surely, the evil will be double, it only pays better to be a good Samaritan".
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Olu3: 12:31am On Jul 31, 2010
Ese.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by afiamanu(f): 4:54pm On Jul 31, 2010
O wow, sorry i meant to say

Okoko - Igbo
Akoko- Yoruba
Akoko- Twi,

and actually I found the translations on one of the first pages
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by GlobalD2: 12:16am On Aug 01, 2010
Olu3:

Ese.

Ooo. Hope you found it helpful.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 12:47am On Aug 12, 2010
Please can you help me with explanations about these Yoruba terms:

oja okunkun? Yoruba saying about a relationship

then:

inu jin

onikun lo mo ika

Ese o
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 12:49am On Aug 12, 2010
of course, "ese o" I know. It is my thanks to you for your help.



ose o smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by GlobalD2: 3:41am On Aug 13, 2010
Candy9:

Please can you help me with explanations about these Yoruba terms:

oja okunkun? Yoruba saying about a relationship

then:
oja okunkun: Black market/Secret deal

inu jin: The dept of innermost

onikun lo mo ika: The evil know themselves

Ese o: Thank you
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 6:57am On Aug 13, 2010
thanks so much for your help. most interesting.

Happy weekend!!
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by odumchi: 7:00am On Aug 13, 2010
Actually celebration in igbo is "nmen meh" and as for door it is "eebo"
ChinenyeN:

Thank you for your attempt,  006. Still waiting for anyone willing to attempt these. . .

Igbo
- hammer
- guitar
- window
- door (the actual door, not "uzo", the doorway)
- kitchen cabinet
- crystal = ? (maybe  mgbuke)
- or.gasm
- snow
- privacy
- network
- towel
- mascot
- safe (the container)
- change (monetary)
- logic
- quarantine
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 4:55pm On Aug 13, 2010
odumchi:

Actually celebration in igbo is "nmen meh" and as for door it is "eebo"
Where in Igbo are you from?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by GlobalD2: 12:33am On Aug 14, 2010
Candy9:

thanks so much for your help. most interesting.

Happy weekend!!
U welcome. I'm happy U found it interesting. smiley
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by odumchi: 5:05am On Aug 18, 2010
ChinenyeN:

Where in Igbo are you from?

I am from Abia state Arochukwu to be exact.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ChinenyeN(m): 5:03pm On Aug 18, 2010
Oh okay. Thanks.
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ifyalways(f): 1:26pm On Aug 19, 2010
Celebration_Emume or Nme-nme.
@Odumchi,Nwa mazi,ole side-i gi na Aro?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by odumchi: 5:54pm On Aug 19, 2010
Abum onye Amusu. mago kwan nda side?iza
ifyalways:

Celebration_Emume or Nme-nme.
@Odumchi,Nwa mazi,ole side-i gi na Aro?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by Candy9(f): 11:31pm On Aug 24, 2010
ị na a sụ kwa igbo?

Hi does this mean: Do you speak Igbo?
Re: Nairaland Official Igbo, Hausa and Yoruba Dictionary by ezeagu(m): 11:36pm On Aug 24, 2010
Candy9:

ị na a sụ kwa igbo?

Hi does this mean: Do you speak Igbo?

Yes.

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