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Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by odumchi: 6:37am On Apr 16, 2012
Akwa-Cross,

Idem fo? Mbok, I am very interested in learning Ibibio/Efik. I know I won't be able to learn it fully online but whatever you guys can offer me will be greatly appreciated. Jamace and Jmaine come and teach your brother oo! grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by ifyalways(f): 1:24pm On Apr 16, 2012
^can I be your teacher? Let's go there. . .

Mbong, nomi efere= please gimme soup.

Is that even efik or ibibio @ jamace?
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by mojounited(m): 5:32pm On Apr 16, 2012
Like the song 'Akwa Ibom Ayaya', dunno how many of y'all have heard it. smiley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvDyH0kJi40

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Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by odumchi: 3:35am On Apr 17, 2012
ifyalways: ^can I be your teacher? Let's go there. . .

Mbong, nomi efere= please gimme soup.

Is that even efik or ibibio @ jamace?

Ify you know Ibibio? wow, nice. Off course, you can be my teacher.

When I was a teeny baby, my grandmother used to speak Efik around me and I understood some but now I have forgotten everything. In fact, everyone in my family except for me can speak Efik. I must learn this language angry lol.

Ngwa, Ify let us begin. I will take notes on everything. *copies mbong, nomi efere*
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 7:17am On Apr 17, 2012
ifyalways: ^can I be your teacher? Let's go there. . .

Mbong, nomi efere= please gimme soup.

Is that even efik or ibibio @ jamace?

Correction: "Mbong" should be Mbok (Please).

That is Efik.

Good effort, Ify.
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 3:46pm On Apr 23, 2012
E song idem o, mbon isong nyin. grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by onila(f): 10:46pm On Apr 25, 2012
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 7:13pm On May 01, 2012
Ekom Nde ndito emana isong nyin grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by ifyalways(f): 9:37am On May 02, 2012
Jamace,thank you.
@Odumchi and all,mbok me sere oh. A ba di e?Abasi a yaya.lol
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 5:45pm On May 02, 2012
ifyalways: Jamace,thank you.
@Odumchi and all,mbok me sere oh. A ba di e?Abasi a yaya.lol

Ufan eme siere nde . . .idem mi osong . . .ee . .Abasi ayaya anana ndo grin ( Good morning friend . . .am good . . .God is so beautiful without spots wink)

jamace: E song idem o, mbon isong nyin. grin

Obong owo, osuc adia uwem . .Ette, dia sunsun udu dwo ki isong grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 5:46pm On May 02, 2012
odumchi: Akwa-Cross,

Idem fo? Mbok, I am very interested in learning Ibibio/Efik. I know I won't be able to learn it fully online but whatever you guys can offer me will be greatly appreciated. Jamace and Jmaine come and teach your brother oo! grin

Oga Odumchi . . .Idem fo grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 9:11am On May 03, 2012
Da jmaine, mme kom o grin.

Ami tie mi se mme mkpo emi etibe de ke obio nyin, Nigeria. Maa Abasi,esit inem ke mi aba. Mkpo akpa mien idem. sad sad
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by odumchi: 5:03am On May 04, 2012
jmaine:

Oga Odumchi . . .Idem fo grin

Idem mi osong grin

@ Ify
All I understood in what you wrote was Abasi. lol

@All
Does anyone know what the Ibibio/Efik word for prison is? Is it 'mkporo'?
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 6:13am On May 04, 2012
odumchi:

@All
Does anyone know what the Ibibio/Efik word for prison is? Is it 'mkporo'?

Mkporo seem like a slang . . .the right word is Mkpokobi literally meaning Lock object/thing . . . . .


Mkpo is thing/object . . . while Kobi is lock . .
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by Ndipe(m): 8:13am On May 04, 2012
jmaine:

Mkporo seem like a slang . . .the right word is Mkpokobi literally meaning Lock object/thing . . . . .


Mkpo is thing/object . . . while Kobi is lock . .

It is called Ufok mkpakok
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by odumchi: 5:17am On May 05, 2012
@Jmaine and Ndipe

Thank you very much. Sosong eti eti.

I was wondering because I saw an Ekpe cloth that had the pictogram for prison as 'mkporo' and I was wondering if other Ekpe-practicing people also called it 'mkporo'. Either way, 'Ufok mkpakok' and 'mkpokobi' seem pretty close to 'mkporo'.
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 9:45pm On May 06, 2012
Ndipe:

It is called Ufok mkpakok

You are right but that is in Anang/Ibibio.

In Efik, prison is "ufok mkpakobi".

E song idem o.grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by johnwell(m): 1:22pm On May 07, 2012
Ndito-eka emedioo, Abasi odiong mbufoo. Ediana K'Ima...
Am still eyen akwa ibom, uyo for real, k' ghana ye lekki.
Akwa Ibom ado Ok!
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 11:29am On May 08, 2012
johnwell: Ndito-eka emedioo, Abasi odiong mbufoo. Ediana K'Ima...
Am still eyen akwa ibom, uyo for real, k' ghana ye lekki.
Akwa Ibom ado Ok!

Edima enyen eka mi, e me di o. cool
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 7:24pm On May 09, 2012
odumchi: @Jmaine and Ndipe

I was wondering because I saw an Ekpe cloth that had the pictogram for prison as 'mkporo' and I was wondering if other Ekpe-practicing people also called it 'mkporo'. Either way, 'Ufok mkpakok' and 'mkpokobi' seem pretty close to 'mkporo'.

Got to know the meaning of Mkporo from my maternal granny . . .It depicts or given to those women who shower praises or encomium on deities,kings and individuals . . .As in going local now = Iban Atang Ase wink . . .but the prison representation might have being crucial at a point in their history . .which i don't know
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by Ndipe(m): 9:59pm On May 09, 2012
jmaine:

Got to know the meaning of Mkporo from my maternal granny . . .It depicts or given to those women who shower praises or encomium on deities,kings and individuals . . .As in going local now = Iban Atang Ase wink . . .but the prison representation might have being crucial at a point in their history . .which i don't know

Have never heard of these people whose duties are to shower praises on kings and individual. What comes to my mind are the griots common in Guinea and Senegal.
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 9:07pm On May 14, 2012
E tie do o. grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by Ndipe(m): 4:14am On May 17, 2012
Is Joshua Ledet, one of the finalists in American Idol originally from Akwa Ibom State?
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 8:53am On May 20, 2012
^^ grin Da owo, ndiongho ke o.


Mbok, ekwak ubok eno Chelsea FC. Mmo enam eti eti e. Up Chelsea!!
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 1:24am On May 21, 2012
jamace:
Mbok, ekwak ubok eno Chelsea FC. Mmo enam eti eti e. Up Chelsea!!

Ete Inua mmo awak akaha . .nki nyomke mmo ekan . . okudi edi chelsea fan oo! grin . . .ami ndi gunners sha . .inyene ki inua ki tie chelsea aba oo! Sai ma kpa embarassed

Source dey here grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 10:42am On May 26, 2012
^^Iya mi! Afo di gunnerz? shocked Ami ndi gunnerz nko. Enye anam nyin iba ndisem. grin grin
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 7:35am On May 30, 2012
Abasi mi mbok, mbon okwusa eda nfuna edi ke Akwa-Cross:

http://www.nairaland.com/950137/40-killed-village-head-beheaded

Mkpo emi odiok eti etie. sad
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by Akwafinaaa: 2:52pm On May 30, 2012
Developments in Akwa Ibom Small Towns and Villages

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1498974
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jmaine: 11:13pm On May 31, 2012
jamace: Abasi mi mbok, mbon okwusa eda nfuna edi ke Akwa-Cross:

http://www.nairaland.com/950137/40-killed-village-head-beheaded

Mkpo emi odiok eti etie. sad

Enecke odioc mkpo ono mbio okwusa angry . .Abasi amia mmo ata nsac ufen angry . .Nso kededi cry
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by jamace(m): 6:02am On Jun 05, 2012
jmaine:

Enecke odioc mkpo ono mbio okwusa angry . .Abasi amia mmo ata nsac ufen angry . .Nso kededi cry


Amen o. angry
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by stepo707(m): 2:02pm On Jun 06, 2012
Is there any original written words for this dialect?lol
Re: If You Are From Cross River Or Akwa Ibom, This Topic Is For You. Sosongo. by Ndipe(m): 8:16pm On Jun 06, 2012
Yes, there is. It's called Nsibidi. Google it for more information.

stepo707: Is there any original written words for this dialect?lol

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