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|Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Oshovie(m): 11:16pm On Nov 15, 2015|
The Epie-Atissa language is spoken by the Epie-Atissa people of Bayelsa State. The Epie-Atissa are a sub-ethnic group of the Ijaw nation; with an extant myth of origination from Benin.
Here are some words, and phrases in Epie-Atissa (you could add to the list):
Good morning= ya na min? (literally, "have you risen or woken up"
Good afternoon= tegene min ?(pronounced as "tay-gay-nay-min)
Good evening= biese min? (pronounced as "bi-yay-say-min)
How are you?= wọ yam vón zé?
I am fine? Ózu kpọ zé? (my body is strong) or mé yà.
Who are you?= wọ ovó?
I am John= mẹmẹ John.
What is your name?=Ini wọ kón vo?
My name is Peter= Ini mẹ kó Peter
(where "ini" is name; "mẹ" is me and "kó" is called)
Come and eat= yi di.
What will you eat?=wọ di emini?
I will eat rice=me di orosi or oworoworo
I am an Epie (or Atissa)= me omo Epié.
I love you= mẹ munẹnẹ wọ.
I am angry= fàn mẹ gbol' zé.
Please, contribute to the list. Gban Épié ni Naïraland.
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Kirigidi(m): 9:53pm On Dec 24, 2015|
Linguistically, d Epie-Attissa language is no where similar to d Ijaw language. D classificatn of Epie-Atissa as Ijaw group is mainly for political convenience nd for sake of d same mangrove envt they share, nd not because of language similarity at all. Linguistically, d Epie-Atissa language is obviously closer to Urhobo-Isoko language nd of course, d general Edoid language family than to Ijaw language. Som of d sentences u made here in Epie-Atissa share very close similarities wit Urhobo-Isoko. E.g., "Who ar u?" in Urhobo language can also also b expressd as="We ovo?". "I'm John" in Urhobo-Isoko can b written alternativly as="meme John". I'm Epie man can also b expressd in Urhobo-Isoko as="Me omo Epie".
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by fratermathy(m): 2:04pm On Jul 13, 2016|
I noticed same. However, the Epie language has more with Isoko than Urhobo language. Culturally, they seem to align with Ijaw but linguistically, the language is Edoid. Even some words and names of items are shared.
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Kirigidi(m): 5:27pm On Jul 13, 2016|
fratermathy:D Epie-Atissa language along side Egenni language ar classified as Delta Edoid languages. Their ancestors were probably among Edoid migrant groups who desertd ancient Udo (d then capital of ancient Aka Kingdm) due to anarchy which trailed d collapse of d Ogiso Dynasty btw d 8th nd 10th centuries. These periods witnessd mass exodus of pipo out of Aka Kingdom/Biniland into surroundin regions especialy d creeks of d Niger-Delta for safety nd peace. But wit gradual restoratn of peace follwin d establishmnt of d Oba Dynasty nd change of name frm Aka Kingdm to Benin Kingdm, many of d Urhobo-Isoko groups moved out of d creeks/mangroves upward into drier lands while d Egenni nd Epie-Atissa groups stayd put or settled permanently in d creeks of d delta.
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Ovywils(f): 5:21pm On Jun 08, 2017|
More phrases please...
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by AgoraRoad(m): 5:57pm On Jun 08, 2017|
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Sinistami(m): 9:17pm On Aug 04, 2018|
Iam Epie maternally and Engenne (Zarama) paternally but I can't speak my language even as iam born and bred in Yenagoa.
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by ijawcitizen(m): 6:10pm On Jan 29|
Epie was not founded by Aka migrants, Epie Ijaws accommodated the Aka migrants. Take note
|Re: Learn And Share Epie-atissa Phrases Here by Sinistami(m): 6:41pm On Jan 29|
If this is true then it comfirms one thing that the Izons are too accommodating and this isn't the only case where the Izons would loose their language to be mixed with the languages of migrants, but when it's Ijaw in other areas they are assimilated. take a look at Ibani,Nkoro, Kalahari, etc
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