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Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 12:13pm On Jan 23, 2013
This thread is created for translation from English to Yoruba and vice versa, I've tried on the Yoruba thread but saw its dormant and I thought it wise to create a new thread in other to get attention from my Yoruba peeps.
I need translation to these numbers in their order.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 25, 30, 40, 50, 100, 125, 200, 250, 500, 1000, 1025, 1150, 1500, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000, 100000, 200000, 500000, 1000000, 1000000000.

I'm going to bring more words to be translated. I need answers to these to start with. Thanks!

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Afam4eva(m): 12:15pm On Jan 23, 2013
Chineke nna...this is three much. I doubt if anyone is equal to the task.
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Idowuogbo(f): 12:16pm On Jan 23, 2013
I dey come!

Let me revise first. grin
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EfemenaXY: 12:18pm On Jan 23, 2013
Idowuogbo: I dey come!

Let me revise first. grin

ID
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by badassnigga(m): 12:50pm On Jan 23, 2013
1-eni. 2-eji. 3- eeta. 4-eerin. 5-aarun
6-eefa. cry

damnn it, I give up
I doubt if u will get response to those big numbers.
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 4:12pm On Jan 23, 2013
I thought that since I could give all the value in Igbo language, maybe someone else could give the meaning in Yoruba language.
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 4:15pm On Jan 23, 2013
While that one remains pending, can someone give me the meaning of this colours:

White, black, red, blue, green, yellow, purple, orange, brown and any other colour?
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 4:30pm On Jan 23, 2013
More:

I'm hungry
Excuse me
Good morning
Good Afternoon
Good evening
What's happening
Where is Segun
Who is Segun
How is Segun
Today is Friday
You're stupid
Call him (for me)
When is Sunday
See you tomorrow
Who is that



Please note that, when translating especially those words with sh sound, indicate it. E.g Segun as Shegun, Kilosele as Kiloshele. I will understand. Thanks
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Tolexander: 4:55pm On Jan 23, 2013
u don craze! U wan do yoruba for A level or what?
Anyway i will render a little help i can.
[quote author=Eze Promoe]More:

I'm hungry-ebi n pa mí
Excuse me-jòwó
Good morning-kú àárò
Good Afternoon-kú àsán
Good evening-kú ìrólé
What's happening-kí ni ó n selè
Where is Segun-shégun(oyo), ségun(ibadan) nkó?
Who is Segun-tani shégun
How is Segun-báwo ni shégun
Today is Friday- ojó etì ni òní
You're stupid-odè ni é
Call him (for me)-pe arákùnrin yen (fún mi)
When is Sunday-ojó wo ni àìkú?
See you tomorrow-mà á rí e ní òla
Who is that- ta nìyen.



Please note that, when translating especially those words with sh sound, indicate it. E.g Segun as Shegun, Kilosele as Kiloshele. I will understand. Thanks
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 5:26pm On Jan 23, 2013
Tolexander: u don craze! U wan do yoruba for A level or what?
Anyway i will render a little help i can.
LOL.Thanks for the little help. Please before I proceed, can you just give me the Yoruba alphabets and how they sound, so that I can start from there smiley
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Tolexander: 6:07pm On Jan 23, 2013
Eze Promoe:
LOL.Thanks for the little help. Please before I proceed, can you just give me the Yoruba alphabets and how they sound, so that I can start from there smiley
i will help, what are we meant for? But a chocomilo will do. Lol!
A as in Aba
B as in Ban
D as in Dad
E as in Eboue(civ player)
E as in Eze promoe
F as in Farm
G as in God
GB as in (no exist for english but gbenga in yoruba)
H as in house.
I as in Ileum.
J as in Jug.
K as in Keg.
L as in Lion.
M as in Money .
N as in Nairaland.
O as in Omo(detergent)
O as in Osewa.
P as in Palm.
R as in Rat.
S as in Sin.
S(sh) as in Seun.
T as in Tag.
U as in Union.
W as in Way.
Y as in You

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 6:11pm On Jan 23, 2013
Tolexander: i will help, what are we meant for? But a chocomilo will do. Lol!
A as in Aba
B as in Ban
D as in Dad
E as in Eboue(civ player)
E as in Eze promoe
F as in Farm
G as in God
GB as in (no exist for english but gbenga in yoruba)
H as in house.
I as in Ileum.
J as in Jug.
K as in Keg.
L as in Lion.
M as in Money .
N as in Nairaland.
O as in Omo(detergent)
O as in Osewa.
P as in Palm.
R as in Rat.
S as in Sin.
S(sh) as in Seun.
T as in Tag.
U as in Union.
W as in Way.
Y as in You
Thanks a lot. Just screw up and check if you can translate those numbers smiley
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Tolexander: 6:19pm On Jan 23, 2013
Eze Promoe:
Thanks a lot. Just screw up and check if you can translate those numbers smiley
leave me, i no go scroll up. Thought i have escaped it.

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by StarFlux: 7:35pm On Jan 23, 2013
The thing with Yoruba numbers is that they have different forms.

For example one: oókan. If you want to say a or one trader (noun modifier) you will say: oníṣòwò kan, not oníṣòwò oókan. Same with two (eéjì) turns to méjì, as in ilé méjì - two houses.

1. Oókan
2. Eéjì
3. Ẹẹ́ta
4. Ẹẹ́rin
5. Aárùnún
6. Ẹẹ́fà
7. Eéjè
8. Ẹẹ́jọ
9. Ẹẹ́sànán
10. Ẹẹ́wàá
11. Oókànlá
12. Eéjìlá
13. Ẹẹ́tàlá
14. Ẹẹ́rìnlá
15. Aárùnúndínlógún
16. Ẹẹ́rìndínlógún
17. Ẹẹ́tàdínlógún
18. Eéjìdínlógún
19. Oókandínlógún
20. Ogún
21. Oókanlélógún
22. Eéjìlélógún
23. Ẹẹ́tálélógún
24. Ẹẹ́rìnlélógún
25. Aárùndínlọ́gbọ̀n

Etc, etc.

100. Ọgọ́rùn
200. Igba
300. Ọ̀ọ́dúnrún
400. Irinwó
500. Ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta

Etc, etc. But these are the traditional numbers.
There is a simplified system for all numbers, as I will show here with thousands (ẹgbẹ̀rún or ọ̀kẹ́

1000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún
2000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún méjì
3000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún mẹ́ta
4000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún mẹ́rin

100 000. Àpò ọ̀kẹ́

I'm sure you will see the logic. Using traditional numbers, it would be very hard to follow once you get really high.

1 million: Òdù kan
10 million: Ìdì òdù
1 billion: Èèrú kan
1 trillion: Ọ̀kẹ́/ẹgbẹ̀rún èèrú kan

Etc, etc.

Hopefully I didn't write any of these wrong. Also, "p" is pronounced "kp", like in ìpínlẹ̀.

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 10:26pm On Jan 23, 2013
StarFlux: The thing with Yoruba numbers is that they have different forms.

For example one: oókan. If you want to say a or one trader (noun modifier) you will say: oníṣòwò kan, not oníṣòwò oókan. Same with two (eéjì) turns to méjì, as in ilé méjì - two houses.

1. Oókan
2. Eéjì
3. Ẹẹ́ta
4. Ẹẹ́rin
5. Aárùnún
6. Ẹẹ́fà
7. Eéjè
8. Ẹẹ́jọ
9. Ẹẹ́sànán
10. Ẹẹ́wàá
11. Oókànlá
12. Eéjìlá
13. Ẹẹ́tàlá
14. Ẹẹ́rìnlá
15. Aárùnúndínlógún
16. Ẹẹ́rìndínlógún
17. Ẹẹ́tàdínlógún
18. Eéjìdínlógún
19. Oókandínlógún
20. Ogún
21. Oókanlélógún
22. Eéjìlélógún
23. Ẹẹ́tálélógún
24. Ẹẹ́rìnlélógún
25. Aárùndínlọ́gbọ̀n

Etc, etc.

100. Ọgọ́rùnún
200. Igba
300. Ọ̀ọ́dúnrún
400. Irinwó
500. Ẹ̀ẹ́dẹ́gbẹ̀ta

Etc, etc. But these are the traditional numbers.
There is a simplified system for all numbers, as I will show here with thousands (ẹgbẹ̀rún or ọ̀kẹ́

1000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún
2000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún méjì
3000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún mẹ́ta
4000. Ẹgbẹ̀rún mẹ́rin

100 000. Àpò ọ̀kẹ́

I'm sure you will see the logic. Using traditional numbers, it would be very hard to follow once you get really high.

1 million: Òdù kan
10 million: Ìdì òdù
1 billion: Èèrú kan
1 trillion: Ọ̀kẹ́/ẹgbẹ̀rún èèrú kan

Etc, etc.

Hopefully I didn't write any of these wrong. Also, "p" is pronounced "kp", like in ìpínlẹ̀.
EXCELLENT! Thanks for these. But come to think of it, these Yoruba numbering is the hardest I've ever seen. It's not straight at all. But thanks for all of them.
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by StarFlux: 10:37pm On Jan 23, 2013
Yes, the numbers are not easy.

But you have simplified versions like this:

For example:

10. Ìdì kan
20. Ìdì méjì

23 now turns to ìdì méjì l'ẹ́ta.

Literally: ten times two plus 3. So they are much simpler, but it's good knowing both.

Copy of my post in another thread about colors: (I forgot the dots here though).

Yellow - àwò èsè
Orange - àwò osàn
Blue - àwò sánmà or àwò àyìnrín
Green: àwò ewé
Red: àwò pupa
Purple - àwò aró
Pink - àwò pupa fééré
Brown - àwò ara
White - àwò funfun
Black - àwò dúdú
Silver - àwò fàdákà
Gray - àwò eérú
Gold - àwò wúrà

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 8:03am On Jan 24, 2013
Thanks, starflux, you're doing a great job not to only me but to thousand of NLders who are interested in this course.

Now give me translation to these phrases:
Agbaya
Oloshi
Were
O ma gan
kagbe nkan
sinu nkan o
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 8:18am On Jan 24, 2013
From the simple version of numbering you gave me, I can guess the number '87' to be translated as ìdì méjo l'éjè . I hope I'm right?
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 8:27am On Jan 24, 2013
I came to understand something when I was reading through the hard numbering version. It came to my knowledge that the numbering system from 15 going down to 26 was focused on 20. That is 20 is the central point. You know what I mean. For example
15= remaining 5 to get to 20
16= remaining 4 to get to 20
17= remaining 3 to get to 20
18= remaining 2 to get to 20
19= remaining 1 to get to 20
20= 20
21= 1 more than 20
22= 2 more than 20 and so on.

I guess that's how it was translated. But give me time when I come back, I'll translate from 26 to 30 in Yoruba. Thanks
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 8:44am On Jan 24, 2013
26 = Eérìndínlógbòn

27 = Eétàdínlógbòn

28 = Eéjìdínlógbòn

29 = Oókandínlógbòn

30 = Ógbòn


My phone don't support Nigerian languages, if not I would have put the dot under the letter 'o', where they're suppose to be. But with these, I hope I'm right. undecided
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by StarFlux: 2:45pm On Jan 24, 2013
You are correct abour the numbers. Let me get back to you on the translations when I get home.

Ok.

Agbaya - a fool
Oloshi - a destitute perosn
Were - an insane person
O ma gan - hmm, idk what this is supposed to mean. Maybe it/you too much. Depending on tone, ma could mean many things. Gan means much.
kagbe nkan - don't know "kagbe", sorry.
sinu nkan o - inside something/something inside it.

As I am learning Yoruba myself, I don't know everything. So unfortunately, someone will have to translate those for you.
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by toshmann(m): 4:24pm On Jan 24, 2013
starflux cheesy
na you biko. we hereby declare you the yoruba cultural ambassador of nairayorubalandi cool

starflux is the first aare ona kakanfo of nairalandi cool

if you support hit like cheesy

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Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 4:47pm On Jan 24, 2013
31= Oókanlélógbòn

32= Eéjìlelógbòn

33= Eétàlelógbòn

34= Eérìnlelógbòn

Give me the meaning of 35 and leave the rest for me cool
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by StarFlux: 4:57pm On Jan 24, 2013
35. Aárùndínlogójì
40. Ogójì

toshmann: starflux cheesy
na you biko. we hereby declare you the yoruba cultural ambassador of nairayorubalandi cool

starflux is the first aare ona kakanfo of nairalandi cool

if you support hit like cheesy
Hehe, thanks!
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 4:57pm On Jan 24, 2013
Give me the translation of these words
King
Prince
Queen
Princess
House
Town
Wife
Husband
Book
Shoe
Goat
Cow
Man
Woman
Boy
Girl
Brother
Sister
Light
Rain
Earth
Heaven
East
West
North
South
Chair
Heavy
Children
Ghost
Tree


More coming
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by hardniola(m): 5:13pm On Jan 24, 2013
i tot dis guy

starflux is
norway guy
but d guy learn fast nd is
gud
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 5:16pm On Jan 24, 2013
StarFlux: 35. Aárùndínlogójì
40. Ogójì
36= Eérìndínlogójì

37= Eétàdínlogójì

38= Eéjidínlogójì

39= Oókandínlogójì

40= Ogójì

41= Oókanlélogójì

42= Eéjìlélogójì

43= Eétàlelogójì

44= Eérìnlelogójì

45= Aárùndínméwa

Confirm 45 before I go on.

This is getting interesting cheesy
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by Afam4eva(m): 5:25pm On Jan 24, 2013
Eze Promoe: Give me the translation of these words
King - [b]Kabiyesi
House - Ile
Town - Ilu
Wife - Iyawo[/b]
Husband - [b]Oko

Book - Iwe
Shoe - Batter
Goat - Ewure
Cow -
Man - Okunrin
Woman - Obirin
Boy - Okunrin
Girl - Obirin
Brother - Aburo okunrin grin
Sister - Aburo Obirin grin
Rain - Oro
Children - Awon omo kekeke
[/b]

More coming
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by StarFlux: 5:28pm On Jan 24, 2013
King - Ọba
Prince - Ọmọ aládé ọkùnrin (you can drop ọkùnrin, you can also use ọmọ ọba)
Queen - Ayaba or ọbabìnrin (first is more like the king's wife, and the other one a monarch)
Princess - Ọmọ aládé ọbìnrin (same as prince, you can drop ọbìnrin)
House - Ilé
Town - Ìlú
Wife - Aya or ìyàwó
Husband - Ọkọ
Book - Ìwé
Shoe - Bàtà
Goat - Èkérègbè or ewúrẹ́
Cow - Màlúu
Man - Ọbìnrin
Woman - Ọkùnrin
Boy - Ọmọdékùnrin
Girl - Ọmọdébìnrin
Brother - Arákùnrin
Sister - Arábìnrin
Light - Ìtànná
Rain - Òjò eji
Earth - Ilẹ́-ayé
Heaven - Ọ̀run
East - Ìlà oòrùn
West - Ìwọ̀ oòrùn
North - Àríwá
South - Gúúsù
Chair - Àga
Heavy - Wíwúwo
Children - Àwọn ọmọ (Plural + child).
Ghost - Iwin
Tree - Igi

45. Aárùndínládọta
50. Àádọta
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 5:56pm On Jan 24, 2013
StarFlux: King - Ọba
Prince - Ọmọ aládé ọkùnrin (you can drop ọkùnrin, you can also use ọmọ ọba)
Queen - Ayaba or ọbabìnrin (first is more like the king's wife, and the other one a monarch)
Princess - Ọmọ aládé ọbìnrin (same as prince, you can drop ọbìnrin)
House - Ilé
Town - Ìlú
Wife - Aya or ìyàwó
Husband - Ọkọ
Book - Ìwé
Shoe - Bàtà
Goat - Èkérègbè or ewúrẹ́
Cow - Màlúu
Man - Ọbìnrin
Woman - Ọkùnrin
Boy - Ọmọdékùnrin
Girl - Ọmọdébìnrin
Brother - Arákùnrin
Sister - Arábìnrin
Light - Ìtànná
Rain - Òjò eji
Earth - Ilẹ́-ayé
Heaven - Ọ̀run
East - Ìlà oòrùn
West - Ìwọ̀ oòrùn
North - Àríwá
South - Gúúsù
Chair - Àga
Heavy - Wíwúwo
Children - Àwọn ọmọ (Plural + child).
Ghost - Iwin
Tree - Igi

45. Aárùndínládọta
50. Àádọta
Thanks Starflux. Updating my book!
Re: Yorubas, Please Help Me Translate These Words. by EzePromoe: 6:11pm On Jan 24, 2013
Ok, give me the meaning of 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 101, 110, 123, 600, 700, 800, 900 and 1000. Thanks!

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