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Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 1:10am On Dec 07, 2011
The evolution of language is amazing. Despite the fact that "Osebuluwa" or "ose/osa/olisa/oliseh" is not as popular as it used to be (in terms of speech use), it can still be found in the dialects of certain groups. For example if you see the Onicha people, who I believe don't say "Chukwu", you'll notice how sound their dialect is. Onicha was originally the dialect in which Christian books, prayers, and etc were printed in, making it a widely read dialect.

When I observe people praying in Igbo (I mean mouthing of formal prayers), I often notice that they speak Onicha dialect and often use "Osebuluwa" instead of "Chukwu", despite the fact that Chukwu is central Igbo. So in short, religion has had a hand in the dialectal scheme.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 1:29am On Dec 07, 2011
Evolution of language isn't even the right word for it; loss of speech is. This topic gets me upset.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 1:39am On Dec 07, 2011
ChinenyeN:

Evolution of language isn't even the right word for it; loss of speech is. This topic gets me upset.

Why?
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 3:36am On Dec 07, 2011
Because I witness it right before my eyes. Thankfully, people have wised up and have decided to take proper courses of action, and rightfully so, if I should say so myself.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 5:21am On Dec 07, 2011
wesley80:

Onye isi ekete how does 'mbene ni' translate to 'how are you'? So what does 'dele odi' as Ukwuani's speak or 'kalri ele odi' as Aboh/Ndoni people speak mean? Mbene ni simply means 'I thank you all'
If its to make dumb and silly assertions you go sabi, speak your own language you dey zuzu.

@Topic,
Brb.

You can take the ukwuani language and shove it. I'm Igbo before anything and dont give 2 craps abt your superior/inferior complex towards other Igbos. When self hating Igbos like yourself accept reality,COMPLETELY then we will be better off and get our Anioma state. although im aware of your opposition to anioma state. Keep it up. Never take me as a brother because I'm Ukwuani as long as you dont see other Igbos as brothers it is F U. Remember I said that. Ngwa nu nu. grin cool
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:13am On Dec 07, 2011
Chyz*:

I'm Igbo before anything
lol I wonder how many people actually think like this. . . or should I say, I wonder how pervasive this thought pattern is.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 6:20am On Dec 07, 2011
ChinenyeN:

lol I wonder how many people actually think like this. . . or should I say, I wonder how pervasive this thought pattern is.

Doesn't really matter. As long as you, him, me are in this nigeria we are Igbo before anything. Nothing like clan nonsense when we are all suffering d same . . . Now when out of nigeria then maybe. . .
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:33am On Dec 07, 2011
Chyz*:

Doesn't really matter. As long as you, him, me are in this nigeria we are Igbo before anything. Nothing like clan nonsense when we are all suffering d same . . . Now when out of nigeria then maybe. . .
ii tu i ji d'aka
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:35am On Dec 07, 2011
Anyway, this is a topic for speech, and not about Nigeria or any kind of "Igbo before anything" discussion. So, in commencing with such, I have updated the list.

Updated List

Aro
Isinweke
Ugbo
Onicha
Abiriba
Owere
Item
Agbor
Nsuka
Nkanu
Ikwere
Riverine/Ukwuani/Oguta/Oru
Idemili
Elai
Isiala Mbano
Ohafia
Ututu
Awka
Aboh ni Ndoni

Any more representatives?
Re: Igbo Dialects by nedu210(m): 9:41am On Dec 07, 2011
The only name i knw that  refered to as GOD is chukwu and obasi in some dialect mostly in enugu. Other mame like olisebuluwa which means the force that is carrying and sustaining the universe. Igwe means the most high. And others are praise name 4 chukwu or chi-ukwu  the great CHI GOD
Re: Igbo Dialects by pazienza(m): 12:35pm On Dec 07, 2011
Obiagu1:

LMAO @ the boldface.


Sorrowful cry has gone in Igbo should have a prefix after "ana" to have exactly the same meaning as "has gone" if I'm correct.

Ekwa alili ana (*). In Anambra it is "Akwa alili anago".

In Anambra, Oliseh Osobulue is Olisabuluwa (I don't know the origin though, probably from Onitcha)

I don't know for other parts of anambra,but in Ogidi-idemili you don't necessary have to say 'anago', ana can still be used,infact we have a way of shortening words here,for example,chukwuma becomes chuma,akwukwo becomes aakwo,etc.
Re: Igbo Dialects by nedu210(m): 12:41am On Dec 12, 2011
dialect di na ana igbo ogwuchago nu biko.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 1:01am On Dec 12, 2011
Okaforo. Anyi avula Igbanke? Mo'kwan Ekpeye. Enuani kwan?
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 5:29am On Dec 18, 2011
I take it we have no more representatives. undecided
Re: Igbo Dialects by NRIPRIEST(m): 11:06pm On Dec 18, 2011
every dialect of IGBO has not been represented!
And whats the rush if I may ask ?
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 4:45am On Dec 19, 2011
No rush. Just disappointed at the lack of activity and the lack of diverse input.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 5:21am On Dec 19, 2011
Ihechiowa
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:13am On Dec 19, 2011
Updated (Finally)

Aro
Isinweke
Ugbo
Onicha
Abiriba
Owere
Item
Agbor
Nsuka
Nkanu
Ikwere
Riverine/Ukwuani/Oguta/Oru
Idemili
Elai
Isiala Mbano
Ohafia
Ututu
Awka
Aboh ni Ndoni
Ihechiowa**

**I'm guessing these people are from the old Bende zone, probably neighboring Item, Igbere, Elai or any other communities within that local.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 6:43am On Dec 19, 2011
Yeah you're close however they're in Arochukwu LGA. The dialects of Aro, Ihe, Ututu and others in that zone are very similar.

Here's Arondizuogu dialect notice how it doesn't resemble Arochukwu.

How are you
Ele otu idi?

Do you want to eat now?
Ichowala irli nni ha?

What's your name?
K'eten aha gi?
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:58am On Dec 19, 2011
Oh ok.

Updated List

Aro
Isinweke
Ugbo
Onicha
Abiriba
Owere
Item
Agbor
Nsuka
Nkanu
Ikwere
Riverine/Ukwuani/Oguta/Oru
Idemili
Elai
Isiala Mbano
Ohafia
Ututu
Awka
Aboh ni Ndoni
Ihechiowa
Arondizuogu
Re: Igbo Dialects by Sike(m): 7:39am On Dec 19, 2011
Bookmarked!
Re: Igbo Dialects by asha80(m): 9:08pm On Dec 19, 2011
suprised that no mbaise person has contributed here
Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 9:42pm On Dec 19, 2011
Mbaise

Hello- Olieh?

How are you- Ndi otu i di?

Do you want to eat- I choro iri nri?


What is your name- Giri wu aha gi
Re: Igbo Dialects by aljharem3: 9:45pm On Dec 19, 2011
Olukumi Ukunzu, Ugbodu and Uberubu delta state

Bawo ni ? - how are you

ta ni yen - who is that
Re: Igbo Dialects by jason123: 9:50pm On Dec 19, 2011
^^^^
grin grin grin
Let me add some more.
Olukumi

Kini oruko e?: what is your name?
Oni : Today
Ola: Tomorrow
Banana: Ogede
Dog: Aja
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:08pm On Dec 19, 2011
Alj_Harem, Jason; No one said anything about writing Yoruba. Your posts are not welcomed here.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:09pm On Dec 19, 2011
Updated List

Aro
Isinweke
Ugbo
Onicha
Abiriba
Owere
Item
Agbor
Nsuka
Nkanu
Ikwere
Riverine/Ukwuani/Oguta/Oru
Idemili
Elai
Isiala Mbano
Ohafia
Ututu
Awka
Aboh ni Ndoni
Ihechiowa
Arondizuogu
Mbaise
Re: Igbo Dialects by jason123: 10:19pm On Dec 19, 2011
ChinenyeN:

Alj_Harem, Jason; No one said anything about writing Yoruba. Your posts are not welcomed here.

That is Olukumi and according to Chyz, they are Igbos. Hence, its inclusion.

Olukumi

Ayo: Joy
Ola: Wealth
Ekaro: Good morning
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:22pm On Dec 19, 2011
I'll repeat, no one said anything about writing Yoruba. If you have some kind of discourse or issue with Chyz or any others, then continue it in whatever Olokumi thread you all were discussing in. Don't bring that s.hit here. It isn't welcome.
Re: Igbo Dialects by jason123: 10:25pm On Dec 19, 2011
ChinenyeN:

I'll repeat, no one said anything about writing Yoruba. If you have some kind of discourse or issue with Chyz or any others, then continue it in whatever Olokumi thread you all were discussing in. Don't bring that s.hit here. It isn't welcome.

I will leave the thread. Was just trying to show chyz how ridiculous the claim is.
My bad. cool
Re: Igbo Dialects by NRIPRIEST(m): 11:08pm On Dec 19, 2011
Idenmili/Umuoji dialect.
Inyo gwee=are you back?
I natago=are you back?
I batago=are you back?
Nlecha =flaunt
ngala=pride
Re: Igbo Dialects by toshmann(m): 5:15am On Dec 23, 2011
NRI PRIEST:

Idenmili/Umuoji dialect.
Inyo gwee=are you back?
I natago=are you back?
I batago=are you back?
Nlecha =flaunt
ngala=pride

Mbano:

Ighalalole= are you back grin
Nganga, inyanga= pride cool

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