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Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 1:25am On Sep 03, 2016
I welcome you to my blog.

My name is Akanle Bamishile j.

A graduate of Adeyemi College of Education. Ondo state, affiliated to Obafemi awolowo University. Ile-ife.

I have the following Qualification
Bachelor of art in Education Yoruba Language. With a second class upper division.

I created this blog to showcase the beauty and rich language of the Yoruba people of Nigeria West Africa.

I will be teaching my audience the following:

1. The Yoruba Language
2. The Yoruba culture
3. The similarities and differences between Yoruba and other cultures and ethnic in Nigeria.

You are welcome here as we shall kick start our learning today.

For questions and enquiries
Message me on harkanley@gmail.com
Or WhatsApp me in +2347033401755.

Welcome ones again

Source: http://yorubalanguageschool.blogspot.com.ng/?m=1

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by charijee(f): 6:14pm On Sep 03, 2016
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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 9:57pm On Sep 03, 2016
Good day dear reader

Today we are going to discuss about the Yoruba language.

Yoruba language is a tonal language which makes the language to be very unique, the appearance of some of the alphabet are far different from the way we pronounce them. before you can understand Yoruba language you have to understand this tone.

It will be very easy to learn if you have access to voice which i will post subsequently on youtube, when i post it, i will share the link here.

the basic Yoruba tone are three[3] in number
DO
RE
MI

The picture above show more illustration of the use of the tonal sign.
DO and MI are the most common and easy to learn of the three tonal sign, RE is somehow hard to learn for beginners bacuase of the absence of the sign.

lets start with: 'DO'

examples of words that consist the DO tone include the following:
DO-DO
A-li
i-FE
A-DU-ke
A-PE-ke
O-be
etc
the bolded part of the words above are the signs of DO tone. i made you of common words for better understanding

next is 'RE'

examples of words that contain RE
BU-mi
SE-UN
GBO-GBO
O-le
A-gba-RA
etc

last but not the least is the 'MI' tone

examples of words with MI include the followinmg:

DU-PE
WA-LE
FUN-mi
TA-yo
TI-TI
etc

some words may consist all the three tones while some may contain only two,
examples of words that consist of the three tones are the following:
A[RE]-DE[MI]-BO[DO]-WA[MI]-LE[MI]
O[RE]-LU[MI]-WA[MI]-SE[DO]YI[MI]
THIS WILL BE ALL FOR NOW....

if you have any question of observation
you can drop it in the comment section
thanks

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 9:59pm On Sep 03, 2016
Good day dear reader

Today we are going to discuss about the Yoruba language.

Yoruba language is a tonal language which makes the language to be very unique, the appearance of some of the alphabet are far different from the way we pronounce them. before you can understand Yoruba language you have to understand this tone.

It will be very easy to learn if you have access to voice which i will post subsequently on youtube, when i post it, i will share the link here.

the basic Yoruba tone are three[3] in number
DO
RE
MI

The picture above show more illustration of the use of the tonal sign.
DO and MI are the most common and easy to learn of the three tonal sign, RE is somehow hard to learn for beginners bacuase of the absence of the sign.

lets start with: 'DO'

examples of words that consist the DO tone include the following:
DO-DO
A-li
i-FE
A-DU-ke
A-PE-ke
O-be
etc
the bolded part of the words above are the signs of DO tone. i made you of common words for better understanding

next is 'RE'

examples of words that contain RE
BU-mi
SE-UN
GBO-GBO
O-le
A-gba-RA
etc

last but not the least is the 'MI' tone

examples of words with MI include the followinmg:

DU-PE
WA-LE
FUN-mi
TA-yo
TI-TI
etc

some words may consist all the three tones while some may contain only two,
examples of words that consist of the three tones are the following:
A[RE]-DE[MI]-BO[DO]-WA[MI]-LE[MI]

O[RE]-LU[MI]-WA[MI]-SE[DO]YI[MI]

THIS WILL BE ALL FOR NOW....

if you have any question of observation
you can drop it in the comment section
thanks

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 3:40am On Sep 04, 2016
Pic illustration

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by PrinceAbinibi: 12:25pm On Sep 04, 2016
Keep it going OP, I am following you like FBI

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 12:50pm On Sep 05, 2016
PrinceAbinibi:
Keep it going OP, I am following you like FBI

thanks for the feedback.

i will upload a new topic later today
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Berbierklaus(f): 2:45pm On Sep 05, 2016
Please add voicenotes to help beginners like me grasp the pronounciations easily cool


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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 6:37pm On Sep 05, 2016
New topic posted on my blog.

Will upload it here 11:00pm today.

http://yorubalanguageschool.blogspot.com.ng/?m=1

Be the first to learn the new topic

Yoruba Language alphabet
Afabeeti Ede Yoruba

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 6:40pm On Sep 05, 2016
Berbierklaus:
Please add voicenotes to help beginners like me grasp the pronounciations easily cool


Grabs popcorn
Thanks for the feedback

But I'm not sure nairaland support voice notes.

I will soon start uploading vedios on YouTube for those that can not understand very well.
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by dadabashua1(m): 11:45pm On Sep 05, 2016
cool
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by charijee(f): 9:14am On Sep 06, 2016
This is getting interesting grin

Op, do help with the tonal signs( high, mid, low ).....

Nice work smiley



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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 3:58pm On Sep 06, 2016
charijee:
This is getting interesting grin

Op, do help with the tonal signs( high, mid, low ).....

Nice work smiley



Leks wink
Thanks sister.
I'm working on my laptop keyboard.
I can only add the signs on my phone
But I'm carrying out this project on my laptop.

I will do something to it soonest

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 4:03pm On Sep 06, 2016
Good day readers

Today we are going to treat a very interesting topic, and I believe you are all going to enjoy and at the same time understand every bit of it.

Last topic was on INTONATION IN YORUBA LANGUAGE, where we discuss all the three basic tonals of the Yoruba language.

Today we are going to discuss THE YORUBA LANGUAGE ALPHABET.(AFABEETI EDE YORUBA)

Like many other language, Yoruba language too have its own alphabets. In fact a very interesting one. Unlike the English alphabet that have 26 letters Yoruba language has 25 letters.
It will interest you that there is great similarities between Yoruba language alphabet and English language alphabet, the slight different is just the pronunciation or let me call it the TONE.
Without wasting much of your time, here are the 25 letters of Yoruba alphabet

A B D E E
F G GB I H
J K L M N
O O P R S
S T U W Y

The alphabets above are not pronounced as the English alphabet, when I make the videos on youtube I will make more verbal explanation.

Let me explain here first the pronunciations and tones of the above alphabets
A- as in tone (A)lphabet

B- as in tone (B)ig

D- as in tone (D)egree

E- as in tone (A)go

E- as in tone (E)gg

F- as in tone (F)ish

G- as in tone (G)ive

GB- as in tone (GBI) I cant think of any English word for this right now, you can make a suggestion.

I- as in tone (I)nstrument

H- as in tone (H)istory there is a little similarity between alphabet I and H. but they are not the same.

J- as in tone (J)esus

K- as in tone (K)ill

L- as in tone (L)eave

M-as in tone (M)inute

N- as in tone (N)eat

O- as in tone (O)ld
O- as in tone (O)rganize
P- as in tone (P)ick
R- as in tone (R)ead
S- as in (S)eat
S- as in tone (SH)ift
T- as in tone (T)heif
U- as in tone w(OU)nd
W- as in tone (W)eek
Y- as in tone (Y)awn
By now we should be able to identify all the Yoruba alphabet tones. Alphabet is called AFABEETI in Yoruba language.
Next topic we are going to discuss about the uses of the afabeeti Yoruba
Like we have A for Aple in English
So we have A for Aja (dog)
See you next time….

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 4:04pm On Sep 06, 2016
I have posted the the next topic on my blog.
Follow the address above and be the first to learn new things
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by charijee(f): 4:34pm On Sep 06, 2016
Aare2050:

Thanks sister.
I'm working on my laptop keyboard.
I can only add the signs on my phone
But I'm carrying out this project on my laptop.

I will do something to it soonest
Okay, that's cool.....following still smiley
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by PrinceAbinibi: 9:54pm On Sep 06, 2016
sorry to disturb you sir, yoruba language does not have h as an alphabet, if it does tell me one word that begins with h in yoruba, it is the corruption of yoruba words such as sade into shade, there is nothing like shade, I am not purist by the way, enlighten if you think otherwise, not trying to derail your thread, just want to know when h was added. Keep the good work going sir.

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 6:29pm On Sep 07, 2016
PrinceAbinibi:
sorry to disturb you sir, yoruba language does not have h as an alphabet, if it does tell me one word that begins with h in yoruba, it is the corruption of yoruba words such as sade into shade, there is nothing like shade, I am not purist by the way, enlighten if you think otherwise, not trying to derail your thread, just want to know when h was added. Keep the good work going sir.

Thanks for the feedback
In as much as we are still living, learning continues.

Firstly: yoruba language does not have h as an alphabet, if it does tell me one word that begins with h in yoruba,

Yoruba definitely have the H alphabet, it's part of our alphabet. Can't be compromised.

Secondly: if it does tell me one word that begins with h in yoruba, it is the corruption of yoruba words such as sade into shade, there is nothing like shade,

Well, it's because you don't understand the reason behind this, let me explain in to you.

In Yoruba Language, there are PHONES,
Not telephone o.
These phones include the following
Mophone, idiophone, among others.

The one that you need to understand now is the idiophone(ÍDÍÓFÓÓNÙ)

This means the making of sound through vibration, mostly in musical instrument.

H alphabet is not that physical like other alphabet, jist like alphabet N can be hidden sometimes too.

What happen to words like
Oshogbo that became Osogbo
Shile that became Sile
Shola that became Shola
Among others, are not corruption as you said. It is an upgrade from the past Yoruba pattern of saying words and the new one.(ÀKÓTÓ ÁYÉ ÀTIJÓ, and ÀKÓTÓ ÒDE-ÒNÍ.

this changes also affect words like
AIYE THAY BECAME AYE
TAIYE that BECAME TAYE.
Abbl.

Examples of words that start with alphabet H are:

Hílà-Hílo
Hìya!!!
Hío-hio

I can't think of other examples for now.
H alphabet is in Yoruba alphabet.


New topic posted in my blog.
Be the first to read it
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by PrinceAbinibi: 7:00pm On Sep 07, 2016
I bow to superior knowledge, thanks for educating me...
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 11:51pm On Sep 08, 2016
PrinceAbinibi:
I bow to superior knowledge, thanks for educating me...

Ahhhhh

E gbàmí ke.
God is the only source of knowledge oh!
We are just tapping from him.

Let's go learn more Yoruba jàre omo ìyá.
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 11:53pm On Sep 08, 2016
THE YORUBA LANGUAGE ALPHABET AND ITS MEANINGS


Today we are going to look at this very interesting topic about the Yoruba language alphabet and what they stand for.
the last topic focus on the explanation of the Yoruba alphabet and its tones, which I believe you all understand very well.
Lets start with some English alphabet
A for Apple
B for boy
Etc

Now in the Yoruba case, lets go from A to Y, as you know there is no Z in Yoruba language alphabet.


A----AJA
B----BATA
D----DOJE
E----EJO
E----EYE
F-----FILA
G-----GELE
GB---GBAGUDA
I----IGI
H----HAUSA
J----JAGUNJAGUN
K----KINIHUN
L----LABALABA
M----MAALU
N-----NANGUDU
O----OGONGO
O----OGEDE
P-----PEPEYE
S------SALUBATA
S-------SAGO
T------TAFATAFA
U-----UKU UKU
W----- WAHALA
Y-------YANMUYANMU

In subsequent time, I will make the interpretations of what the above words in Yoruba means. But for the main time, make sure you read and recite them daily just the same way your learned the English alphabet and what it stands for.

This topic is going to help your intonation and pronunciation and don’t forget to leave ypour questions and suggestions at the comment section.

The next topic if going to focus on Yoruba culture, watch out for the interesting Yoruba culture that is going to blow your mind like never before
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 11:55pm On Sep 08, 2016
Please ignore my typos.

And don't forget to ask questions and make contributions if necessary.

Thanks
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by YourNemesis: 2:11am On Sep 09, 2016
PrinceAbinibi:
sorry to disturb you sir, yoruba language does not have h as an alphabet, if it does tell me one word that begins with h in yoruba, it is the corruption of yoruba words such as sade into shade, there is nothing like shade, I am not purist by the way, enlighten if you think otherwise, not trying to derail your thread, just want to know when h was added. Keep the good work going sir.

There is "H: in Yoruba.

Tongun is Ahan
Thing is Ohun
Shrewdness is Ahun
Knit is Hun
Stuck is Ha

Etc

is it it an irony that despite the fact that "H" exists in Yoruba, a lot of Yorubas still have the "h" factor , due to the people's poor rendition of their own language.

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by charijee(f): 7:59am On Sep 09, 2016
The only affricate I'm seeing here is the {gb}....why is there no {kp} affricate?
It does occur in the pronunciations of some yoruba words, eg "pele"

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 12:03am On Sep 12, 2016
YourNemesis:


There is "H: in Yoruba.

Tongun is Ahan
Thing is Ohun
Shrewdness is Ahun
Knit is Hun
Stuck is Ha

Etc

is it it an irony that despite the fact that "H" exists in Yoruba, a lot of Yorubas still have the "h" factor , due to the people's poor rendition of their own language.



Contributions appreciated.
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 12:06am On Sep 12, 2016
charijee:
The only affricate I'm seeing here is the {gb}....why is there no {kp} affricate?
It does occur in the pronunciations of some yoruba words, eg "pele"
GB is the only affricate in Yoruba alphabet
The KP is been used by people who can not speak the language fluently, mostly the Igbo people trying to speak the language.
We only have Pele nothing like kpele
Thanks for your contribution

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by charijee(f): 5:34pm On Sep 12, 2016
Aare2050:

GB is the only affricate in Yoruba alphabet
The KP is been used by people who can not speak the language fluently, mostly the Igbo people trying to speak the language.
We only have Pele nothing like kpele
Thanks for your contribution
Noted, thanks

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 11:46pm On Sep 22, 2016
Sorry readers of this thread.

I have been busy with some assignment at my PPA.

I will update both my blog and here before Sunday.

Watch out.

Kára ó le o
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by SaffronSpice: 12:13pm On Sep 23, 2016
Following.
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 9:17pm On Sep 24, 2016
SaffronSpice:
Following.

Thanks for following.
You won't regret it.
For quick update follow my blog
www.YorubaLanguageschool.blogspot.com

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Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by Aare2050(m): 9:18pm On Sep 24, 2016
Topic 5: THE YORUBA LANGUAGE NUMERALS (Òñkà Yorùbá)
Hi readers.

Today we are going to discuss about numerals in Yoruba Language.

The Yoruba language just like any other language has its own numerals. And it's very unique.

They use the numerals/numbers in several means and ways of those daily life's.

They use the number in business, in counting, in calendar, among many other important aspect of life.

Below are the English and Yoruba Language number

Number English. Yoruba.
1. One. Ookan
2. Two. Eéjì/Èjì
3. Three. Eéta
4. Four. Eérin
5. Five. Aárún
6. Six. Eéfà
7. Seven. Eéje
8. Eight. Eéjo
9. Nine. Eésán
10. Ten. Eéwa
11. Eleven. Oókànlá
12. Twelve. Eéjìlá
13. Thirteen. Eétàlá
14. Fourteen. Eérìnlá
15. Fifteen. Aárùndínlógún
16. Sixteen. Eérìndínlógún
17. Seventeen. Eétàdínlógún
18. Eighteen. Eéjìdínlógún
19. Nineteen. Oókàndínlógún
20. Twenty. Ogún

In the next topic, we shall continue from twenty one (21) to (100) one hundred.

Bye for now
Re: Do You Want To Learn Yoruba Language From Scratch? Come In Here by SaffronSpice: 9:21pm On Sep 24, 2016
Aare2050:

Thanks for following. You won't regret it. For quick update follow my blog www.YorubaLanguageschool.blogspot.com
I will.

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