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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 7:03pm On Feb 27, 2016
ChinenyeN:


Mgbaufo, ya aburu la ogwe anyi ndi icho iznutu okwu anyi. Ya emee anyi emefuta okwu ohnuu nde ke odo l'akotafu. Ma "umawhnam" ndi iche. Anyi nmefutara "umawham" sita ukpa "danger" anyi ndira acho ikowa. Mgba anyi nji mefuta "umawhnam", o dii okwu odo ogwe ke anyi l'amala a g'iji akowa ukpa "danger" o bu o bu. Ma o nula nwantakala "umawhnam" ad'aghola "danger" gburugburu.

Aghotala m ke oma. Ahnughi otu emere, emee otu ahnuru. Ndeewo.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 7:22am On Mar 03, 2016
ChinenyeN, abiakwala m odo. Ndii whne 'Ugadie' futara? Uche m di igwa m la ogwe gh nwediri ike ima, sita otuna o bu awha nde Ngwa nji iza la mgba ochnie. Ke odo mbu, ńńiri mbu 'igba nwoko ibe'? Eji m inukwa e ma amachagh m ke bu ishi e.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 8:00am On Mar 03, 2016
I have another more general remark for anyone that's interested. I've subconsciously noticed how the sentence structure of most Igbo dialects when speaking in the first-person singular voice of the past tense follows the trend:

(verb) + (subject) ex: Emere m ya (I did it)

instead of

(subject) + (verb) ex: M mere ya (I did it)

From a Cross Riverian perspective, both cases are perfectly normal. However, I don't think the same holds for many Igbo speakers elsewhere throughout Igboland. My intuition tells me that it would be more likely for someone from Enugwu-Agidi or Ikeduru to say 'emelu m ya' and 'emere m ya', respectively, as opposed to 'm melu ya' and 'm mere ya'. Does anyone else share similar thoughts or have any other ideas?

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Bukish21(f): 6:34pm On Mar 03, 2016
I wanna learn I(g)bo...pleease.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by TobennaU: 2:45am On Mar 13, 2016
Are there any news articles or books written in igbo you guys recommend. I'm trying to get my reading comprehension down and particularly read out loud to practice my pronunciation and rhythm. And any podcasts you guys are aware of will help too. Thank You!
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 2:43pm On Mar 14, 2016
Odumchi, whne ma amala ngbasaranu Ugadia/Ugadie mbu: ... la omelala Ngwa mgba ochnia, di njinu agu nnye e awhna ma e ncho. Awhna Ugadia/Ugadie la m ma nkwu la omelala kena. Ajuola m ajuo ma o dii onye nnwerne ikhe igwa m whne 'Uga' ahnu nfutara. Ikhekwa, o bu otu la 'colloquialism' nde madhu l'echefula. Amaa m ma Ugadie ahnu i whnurnu, ma o bu kena m di ika uka e.

Igba ibe mbu whne Bekee l'akpo 'mortgaging' ma o'u 'pawning'.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 2:46pm On Mar 14, 2016
TobennaU:
Are there any news articles or books written in igbo you guys recommend. I'm trying to get my reading comprehension down and particularly read out loud to practice my pronunciation and rhythm. And any podcasts you guys are aware of will help too. Thank You!

Igboradio.com

But I wouldn't expect much from many of these Igbo sites. It will probably be more beneficial to you, if you were to watch Igbo movies instead. You can find many of them on YouTube.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 2:50pm On Mar 14, 2016
Bukish21:
I wanna learn I(g)bo...pleease.

ilc.igbonet.com ... or you can simply peruse this thread. I recommend this thread, as I believe it should be very helpful.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by EzePromoe: 9:09am On Mar 15, 2016
Awww, so sorry you had to wait for almost a month before this reply. OK let's do this.
NaturallyRo:
I'm not sure if anyone is even going to see this but I need help translating the following:

Anam eje omumu ihe ugbua (I'm going for lessons now)

Anyi ga akpa na anyasi (We'll converse at night)

Inugo nne? (Have you heard, mother/sister/daughter/girlfriend). The literal meaning of 'nne' is mother but most times in Igbo language it is used to call the attention of any lady informally

Ke emesia Later it is!

Udo Peace!

This is exactly how it was sent to me... Please help!!!
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 5:40pm On Mar 19, 2016
ChinenyeN:
Odumchi, whne ma amala ngbasaranu Ugadia/Ugadie mbu: ... la omelala Ngwa mgba ochnia, di njinu agu nnye e awhna ma e ncho. Awhna Ugadia/Ugadie la m ma nkwu la omelala kena. Ajuola m ajuo ma o dii onye nnwerne ikhe igwa m whne 'Uga' ahnu nfutara. Ikhekwa, o bu otu la 'colloquialism' nde madhu l'echefula. Amaa m ma Ugadie ahnu i whnurnu, ma o bu kena m di ika uka e.

Igba ibe mbu whne Bekee l'akpo 'mortgaging' ma o'u 'pawning'.

Ehen, I meela. O kpoo. O buru ma Ugadie, anyi ndisi ika whne nnaa. Amaakwa m whne mkpatara o ji arna anhu ichota onye ngi ikotafula whne ahna obu futadiri sita la gh laruokwa Igbo ndida (o buu laani Ngwa, ma mpaghara Mbaise ma Owerri) nde ndidi iza e nhiri nne...Ma harawa. Ama ida-acho. I nwaala anwa.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 6:57pm On Mar 19, 2016
Ma asagharia ajuju gh; sama e asama. O buu la nde we m juru enwefuu osisa. Enwera we. Ma whne nmernenu mbu la osisa asara m we ngbara ichemiche (inconsistency). Ufo nkara la 'Ugadia' ahnu mbura 'Ugodia' (ugo ke mbunu anunu [nnunu]). Ufo akaa whne odo. Ufo akaa la we amaa. Ya mbu whne nmernenu m si kaa la o nwerne ikhe iburu nnaa la 'colloquialism' mgbaa ra.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 5:58am On Mar 20, 2016
àh-háá. O di nma.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ephi123(f): 11:59pm On Mar 24, 2016
Wow, great thread! Just what I've been looking for smiley
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by TobennaU: 8:33pm On Apr 10, 2016
Can someone help break down what is being said here. For parts 0:00-0:15, 0:20-0:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrNSPOTp2Y4

Thanks!
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Olarewajub: 9:35am On May 13, 2016
Ke ka ime meaning?
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Phut(f): 3:32pm On May 13, 2016
Olarewajub:
Ke ka ime meaning?
How are you doing?
Ke= how
Ka =are
Me = do Ime = doing

Ke kwanu? = How now?
Kedu = Hello
Gini mega = what's happening?

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Phut(f): 7:00pm On May 13, 2016
TobennaU:
Can someone help break down what is being said here. For parts 0:00-0:15, 0:20-0:50.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrNSPOTp2Y4

Thanks!
I translated from start to finish.

Girl is Sopuruchi. Kelechi is her brother.

Sopuruchi: Kelechi!! So you have broken my thing/toy?

Kelechi: Please, sorry. I didn't do it intentionally.

Sopuruchi: That is what you always say.

Kelechi: Don't be angry. Forgive me.

Father enters: What are you quarreling about?

Sopuruchi: Look at how he broke my thing.

Kelechi: I did tell her not to be angry.

Sopuruchi: That is what he always says.

Father: Okay guys, that's enough. Did you say Kelechi broke your thing?

Sopuruchi: That's not the only thing he did. He ate my ice cream, entered my room without my permission and scribbled all over my book.

Father: Sopuruchi, can you write down for me how many times you have done something wrong?

Sopuruchi: There was a time I forgot to tidy my clothes,I forgot to do my homework and I forgot to wash the dishes.

Father: Okay. It's not always easy to remember the things we do wrong. But the thing is, are you sorry?
Do you know what Jehovah does whenever we are sorry for our sins? He does what is written in Ephesians chapter ....God forgives us completely (kpam kpam). Sopuruchi, how do we show we have forgiven someone who hurt us?
THE END

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by Olarewajub: 7:51pm On May 13, 2016
Phut:
How are you doing? Ke= how Ka =are Me = do Ime = doing
Ke kwanu? = How now? Kedu = Hello Gini mega = what's happening?
Thanks

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 5:41am On May 15, 2016
O ji awu m che'a kpa ngaa ji a'oga u'o na mgbe ochnie, ke wu akwa aguma m. Nde ke m, anu emena kp'olee eh?
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by bigfrancis21: 7:43am On May 15, 2016
odumchi:
O ji awu m che'a kpa ngaa ji a'oga u'o na mgbe ochnie, ke wu akwa aguma m. Nde ke m, anu emena kp'olee eh?

Di ayi Odumchi, nwoke a mulu na mma! Ayi ncha nosi ofuma! Ngi kwanu? Anya yi! O tegokwa a nudebelu onu yi. A malu m na aru disi yi na ndi bee yi...Kee maka anwu obodo oyibo? Nya a chagbukwana yi! cheesy

Onye obuna a na-agbakili ana, ka chi yalu i jinali onye obuna.

Ngwanu diokpa, ka o dibazia ka ayi a furo! wink
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 2:56pm On May 15, 2016
Odumchi Nkaramngwa lei... O ñarnala. Uka adii odo. Ma ili na ma NL. O dii whne odo m ji we eme ma o buu inyo. O dii ili odo ma awhnuola l'akparala m nighi nighi nu la mgba ochnia. To o buu laani gh.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by SAEJO: 12:37pm On May 21, 2016
Any true Igbo son in the house? please this proverb to Igbo, "ONE WHOSE HOUSE IS ON FIRE DOES NOT GO HUNTING or CHASING RAT" Thanks.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 5:43am On May 22, 2016
bigfrancis21:


Di ayi Odumchi, nwoke a mulu na mma! Ayi ncha nosi ofuma! Ngi kwanu? Anya yi! O tegokwa a nudebelu onu yi. A malu m na aru disi yi na ndi bee yi...Kee maka anwu obodo oyibo? Nya a chagbukwana yi! cheesy

Onye obuna a na-agbakili ana, ka chi yalu i jinali onye obuna.

Ngwanu diokpa, ka o dibazia ka ayi a furo! wink

O lo loo! Bigfrancis21, I yoduola daa? A aha niile e etuga m etuga, o maa onye nwe? grin Lekwala kemgbe manu hubeela gi! Ahu amagbuga gi! cheesy I kachaala e. O rii onye anwu ngi ime owula. Anyi richa nma, o wu he nde e lega manu anya ehienna. Elee kpa ornu na agumakwukwo shi agaga? O kweshikwanna otu eshi, anyi agbokama meghee otu ili ke gi 'u u'o biila onye owula ke wu urnu. Obi amaala m nma ihu sha nde ke m ka nokwa e. Ya riila gi nma, nwokhe oma.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 6:14am On May 22, 2016
ChinenyeN:
Odumchi Nkaramngwa lei... O ñarnala. Uka adii odo. Ma ili na ma NL. O dii whne odo m ji we eme ma o buu inyo. O dii ili odo ma awhnuola l'akparala m nighi nighi nu la mgba ochnia. To o buu laani gh.

Dee ChinenyeN, Ophara Ukhwu, I biarna abia? I nnu otu ole? O bugh ma I kara. Ma ke m, nnaa. Ndighi whne ag'imenu eme? Obena l'eji ime ntughari ntughari. Mgbufo o l'eji itu uto, chi voo o mburu e la njo. Ikekwa o g'igbanwu mgba l'adigh anya. Anyi lewen whne obu o g'igho.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by odumchi: 6:18am On May 22, 2016
Ehen, mbu ma echefuo. O di onye maala whne mkpatara nwanne anyi nwokho mbu Radoillo alias Uzu-Oka Nde Igbo njiri fuo? O teela maa nhubeela e.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 5:19pm On May 22, 2016
I kara ke oma, Nkaramngwa.

Whne Radoillo nsi fuo mbu sita whne aa ma nkara. Ñña na añarnala. O dila ñarna ñarna (tepid, lukewarm, so-so). Omamarna uka adii odo la NL. Ogwe ke m to ndi icho itoro. Ma i maala la Radoillo nlokwara? O buu la o di iti onu e la whne liile, ma o di e. AjaanaOka mbu awhna o di iza gbuo.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by AjaanaOka(m): 7:53pm On May 23, 2016
I get a mention, and I don't even understand 35 - 45% of what was said. cry
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 8:57pm On May 23, 2016
35 - 45%? That means you understood over half of what was said. Dang... I should have been much more obscure with my speech, but then I'd also run the risk of even Odumchi not understanding me. Oh well. Compromises have to be made, I guess.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by AjaanaOka(m): 9:37pm On May 23, 2016
grin grin
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by ChinenyeN(m): 9:55pm On May 23, 2016
By the way, does anyone know of any good, active and exclusively Igbo forums with reasonable members who are open to discussion? I quite literally have multiple, personal notebooks and journals worth of information concerning language development that I feel the urge to share and discuss. Or at least, theories concerning Igbo language development that I feel the urge to prove or disprove, using my family as a case-in-point. I feel as though such a topic would be wasted here on NL. I'd just like to find people who are going to make such a topic seem worthwhile to me.
Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by NRIPRIEST(m): 1:13pm On May 24, 2016
Umunne,nkelu ka eke si anya anwu? Asim ka njuo unu ora.

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Re: Igbo learning thread + Translator by NRIPRIEST(m): 1:27pm On May 24, 2016
odumchi:


O lo loo! Bigfrancis21, I yoduola daa? A aha niile e etuga m etuga, o maa onye nwe? grin Lekwala kemgbe manu hubeela gi! Ahu amagbuga gi! cheesy I kachaala e. O rii onye anwu ngi ime owula. Anyi richa nma, o wu he nde e lega manu anya ehienna. Elee kpa ornu na agumakwukwo shi agaga? O kweshikwanna otu eshi, anyi agbokama meghee otu ili ke gi 'u u'o biila onye owula ke wu urnu. Obi amaala m nma ihu sha nde ke m ka nokwa e. Ya riila gi nma, nwokhe oma.

Ok,i understand everything you wrote except this part.."ili ke gi 'u u'o biila onye owula ke wu urnu" . Sounds like you are talking about some paying a condolence visit a bereaved person.

As for Chinenye, I will need an Ngwa class to even attempt reading what you wrote,else I have a migraine. And I am been honest. I tried reading but it's very tough.

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