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Re: Sweet Fon Names by Titilayo4real(f): 11:41am On Apr 19
Good day, please what is the egun meaning of the name Medese
Re: Sweet Fon Names by Titilayo4real(f): 11:45am On Apr 19
I'm interpreting dhe hu mo, meaning

"tougher than road"

But if you are Yoruba, chances are that you missed the intricacies of the language through pronunciation.

Dhenhumo, farther than the road can lead.[/quote]
Good day sir, please can you help with the meaning of Medese??
Re: Sweet Fon Names by absoluteSuccess: 2:29pm On Apr 19
Titilayo4real:
Good day, please what is the egun meaning of the name Medese

Its a name derived from three morphemes

Me someone
De: who
Se: creator, move.

Someone who's created is the idea, but is understood in that language as a child of God.

Put more aptly, "one who belongs to his Maker".

Se is like a personal-Creator of each person.

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Re: Sweet Fon Names by Titilayo4real(f): 5:44pm On Apr 20
Its a name derived from three morphemes

Me someone
De: who
Se: creator, move.

Someone who's created is the idea, but is understood in that language as a child of God.

Put more aptly, "one who belongs to his Maker".

Se is like a personal-Creator of each person.[/quote]

Its a name derived from three morphemes

Me someone
De: who
Se: creator, move.

Someone who's created is the idea, but is understood in that language as a child of God.

Put more aptly, "one who belongs to his Maker".

Se is like a personal-Creator of each person.



Thank you sir
Re: Sweet Fon Names by Dfirstlady(f): 5:56pm On May 20
My Dad is Gun (he never pronounced it Egun and neither do I).
My grandpa gave me the name Shemayinhode. My dad said it means "What's my business?" My mum is Igbo and she said that's not what it means. She claims that's not what my grandma told her.

What does Shemayinhode mean?
Re: Sweet Fon Names by absoluteSuccess: 9:51pm On Jun 03
Dfirstlady:
My Dad is Gun (he never pronounced it Egun and neither do I).
My grandpa gave me the name Shemayinhode. My dad said it means "What's my business?" My mum is Igbo and she said that's not what it means. She claims that's not what my grandma told her.

What does Shemayinhode mean?

Yes, Gugbe is the way the speakers pronounce their language.

The Yoruba linguistic mannerism is such that a noun takes a verb prefix for ease of pronunciation. As such, Egun is akin to saying "The Gu".

Shey - mine
Mayin - not named, not about
Ho, de: a word, in particular.

It's like saying "my case is settled", "my cause is not problematic", "mine is not about trial", "mine is not a talk of trouble".

Shey-mayin-whegbe, whegbe is like iregbe in Yoruba, akin to crime talk or trouble.

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Re: Sweet Fon Names by absoluteSuccess: 7:04am On Jun 09
absoluteSuccess:


Yes, Gugbe is the way the speakers pronounce their language.

The Yoruba linguistic mannerism is such that a noun takes a verb prefix for ease of pronunciation. As such, Egun is akin to saying "The Gu".

Shey - mine
Mayin - not named, not about
Ho, de: a word, in particular.

It's like saying "my case is settled", "my cause is not problematic", "mine is not about trial", "mine is not a talk of trouble".

Shey-mayin-whegbe, whegbe is like iregbe in Yoruba, akin to crime talk or trouble.

Indeed, to have a good grasp of language and it's meaning would require that one knows more than one language related to the language of interest.

The name shey-mayin-hode

Very good example of mind sharing of ideas. Here, the namegiver had interpreted Yoruba song back into Egun dialect, Allada.

It's more like taking a subordinate clause and fashioned the same to a name. It follows exactly the same art presented in say, geleodun.

I stumble on the song "Oro mi ko gbejo wewe, kin samaa dupe loto" sometimes after struggling to interpret the above name.

The namegiver had in mind Thanksgiving, like we say "amudawa sukura". Thus the same way the name means "I have nothing to complain about but to give thanks"

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If I've known the Egun version of the particular song, it won't have been a problem, yet I would have missed a problem that would have been.

In-between lies the skill. Finding facts about topics that present only a tip without the rest of the details and getting the rest of the details with accuracy that satisfies the very initial tip is like algebra.

That process helps to verify the linguist, his work ethics and results.

In shey-mayin-hode, the namegiver adopted the subordinate clause and not the main clause. His son concluded the meaning very sharp, thereby, losing the true essence.

This is because he (the son) never had access to the old man's linguistic experience. He'd not possibly rocked with his dad's circle of friends and fad of their time.

The mom is not satisfied with the meaning because it's not in sync with the faint recollection she could make of what she thought that grandpa was saying.

The baby have to figure it out, but it's impossible from the tips given already. It's by chance one would come by the meaning of such stuffs as this.

Ori tio gbeni nii gbalawo're koni. This perfectly applies here. To God be the glory.
Re: Sweet Fon Names by orriyomi33(m): 9:07am On Jun 09
absoluteSuccess:


LOL, Its been a while I've heard from you semasir, I want to believe yinko stands for 'name' while yinorkor stands for 'family tie'

naweh is the opposite of Daweh, for a woman and a man.

You re right as to my spellings, I am not farmiliar with egun alphabet.
What is the meaning of the name ''Togbe'' in ogu/egun ? In yoruba it could mean to fall asleep so i would like to know the meaning of the name.q
Re: Sweet Fon Names by absoluteSuccess: 1:13am On Jun 10
orriyomi33:
What is the meaning of the name ''Togbe'' in ogu/egun ? In yoruba it could mean to fall asleep so i would like to know the meaning of the name.q

WOW!

It's possibly an idiom, though I don't know what that would mean. However the phrase means "ear for words".

Let's draw idea from Yoruba:

"Eleti gbaroye"

Then the idea is also found in "oro l'omo eletii je" or, "o leti ede": as in, "gbogbo sorosoro eranti eni moo gbo'

Ultimately, I will settle for Etiigbo, as we have it in the prayer points, Oluwa a funwa ni Etiigbo ati ayaagbase.

With that, the name now means "listening ears", or pliable character.
Re: Sweet Fon Names by absoluteSuccess: 1:28am On Jun 10
I've come to realize today that one needs to try interpret the Egun to Yoruba first, before going for English.

That's because the Egun ideas is closely knitted with Yoruba ideas, such that it seems like one is interpreted into another.

These therefore are kindred languages, and siblings. Thereto, we can categorize the knitted ideas into three classes:

Intra-ethnic
Trans-ethnic, and
Inter-ethnic.

In intra-ethnic, the idea is native to the Egun, it can't be found elsewhere. It may be shared with other dialect in the fon or gbe speakers.

Trans-ethnic: this is the idea shared with other ethnics in the vicinity of the Gbe speakers such as the Yoruba and the other neighbors.

Inter-ethnic: this is common to the neighbors, such as the name Sango, which is deity in Yoruba but an adoptive name to initiates of votun in Egun.

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