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Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by cheapgoal: 10:46am On Feb 16, 2018
Ever wondered why Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has two dots under his name on the back of his jersey.

The 21-year-old requested for the new inscription feature on his jersey after his move to the King Power Stadium. But the big question is: why did he make such request? He decided to have the details of the two dots to enhance proper pronunciation of the vowels – the ‘Ị’ & ‘Ọ’ – in his name.

The dialect has vowels including underdots, which change the articulation and pronunciation of the letter, having a tonal language with two distinctive tones, high and low. In some cases, a third, down stepped high tone is recognized.

For Iheanacho's case, the 'I' and 'o' inside his surname include these. Thus, the right spelling of the striker's name is Ịheanachọ. examples are Ẹ, Ị, Ọ, Ụ, Ṅ, Ṣ, Ɓ, Ɗ, and Ƙ

Iheanacho is a member of the Igbo speaking tribe which makes up an extensive level of the populace in the West African country. The Foxes striker hometown is in the state of Imo, where the population is 98 percent Igbo.

Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of Southeastern Nigeria. The language has approximately 24 million speakers, who live mostly in Nigeria and are primarily of Igbo descent.

The former Manchester City forward, whose name actually interprets as 'what we are looking for', has these 'Dots' on his Leicester City jersey. Curiously, before joining The Foxes, Iheanacho's Manchester City kits didn't include the 'Dots'.

Some eminent Igbo players have graced the Premier League which includes the like of Nwankwo Kanu, Nedum Onuoha, Angelo Ogbonna, Jay-Jay Okocha, John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and others.


Source: http://cheapgoals.com/reason-why-iheanacho-has-two-dots-under-his-name/

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Nobody: 10:56am On Feb 16, 2018
Let them win Shefield today Sha. That's my own

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Amirullaha(m): 11:13am On Feb 16, 2018
He should fight for a place in the starting eleven or leave the club...

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Narldon(f): 11:14am On Feb 16, 2018
Ok
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Oseapple01: 11:14am On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Earthquake1: 11:14am On Feb 16, 2018
Igbo amaka

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by GentleYoung(m): 11:15am On Feb 16, 2018
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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by xwin(m): 11:15am On Feb 16, 2018
Make sense
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by AishaBuhari: 11:15am On Feb 16, 2018
So his name is now Spanish

What am I even saying sef...

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Nobody: 11:16am On Feb 16, 2018
sad

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by TheSuperNerd(m): 11:16am On Feb 16, 2018
It's a nice gesture to showcase his name's actual intonation/pronunciation especially as the English pundits call it "Ian-Atcho" angry With that "Atcho" sounding like a sneeze sometimes... Those English pundits ehn... Especially those in the midlands... Lol

'Nacho is proudly Nigerian and Proudly Igbo. Really nice and it wasn't even on his jersey at Man City so it is cool.


Anyway....

Iheanacho scoring and drawing the wrath of opponent fans... See how they look like people wey wan chop off him head.... cheesy

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by cbrezy(m): 11:16am On Feb 16, 2018
Proudly Igbo

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by sotall(m): 11:16am On Feb 16, 2018
Ok
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Tolbanks(f): 11:16am On Feb 16, 2018
Congrats! Mchew

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by martineverest(m): 11:17am On Feb 16, 2018
is dis new? isn't this seen in Yoruba,Edo and other southern Nigerian alphabets?

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Waky509(m): 11:17am On Feb 16, 2018
lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed Speechless
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by spicymir(m): 11:17am On Feb 16, 2018
ok na
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by serverconnect: 11:17am On Feb 16, 2018
NWAFO IGBO. IGBO KWENU

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Earthquake1: 11:18am On Feb 16, 2018
Nwankwo Kanu, Nedum Onuoha, Angelo Ogbonna, Jay-Jay Okocha, John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi

What do all these names have in common? They are all Igbos grin

That's why the other tribe is so jealous.

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by LifeDrama: 11:18am On Feb 16, 2018
Op una dey try o. the thing be like statistics grin
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Austinoiz(m): 11:19am On Feb 16, 2018
Stretch marks will avoid this thread same way they avoid clean environment.

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by emeejinsm: 11:20am On Feb 16, 2018
Nice language nice Name cool

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by EweduAfonja(f): 11:20am On Feb 16, 2018
Fatty flaty
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by CzarChris(m): 11:21am On Feb 16, 2018
cheapgoal:
Ever wondered why Super Eagles and Leicester City forward Kelechi Iheanacho has two dots under his name on the back of his jersey.

The 21-year-old requested for the new inscription feature on his jersey after his move to the King Power Stadium. But the big question is: why did he make such request? He decided to have the details of the two dots to enhance proper pronunciation of the vowels – the ‘Ị’ & ‘Ọ’ – in his name.

The dialect has vowels including underdots, which change the articulation and pronunciation of the letter, having a tonal language with two distinctive tones, high and low. In some cases, a third, down stepped high tone is recognized.

For Iheanacho's case, the 'I' and 'o' inside his surname include these. Thus, the right spelling of the striker's name is Ịheanachọ. examples are Ẹ, Ị, Ọ, Ụ, Ṅ, Ṣ, Ɓ, Ɗ, and Ƙ

Iheanacho is a member of the Igbo speaking tribe which makes up an extensive level of the populace in the West African country. The Foxes striker hometown is in the state of Imo, where the population is 98 percent Igbo.

Igbo is the principal native language of the Igbo people, an ethnic group of Southeastern Nigeria. The language has approximately 24 million speakers, who live mostly in Nigeria and are primarily of Igbo descent.

The former Manchester City forward, whose name actually interprets as 'what we are looking for', has these 'Dots' on his Leicester City jersey. Curiously, before joining The Foxes, Iheanacho's Manchester City kits didn't include the 'Dots'.

Some eminent Igbo players have graced the Premier League which includes the like of Nwankwo Kanu, Nedum Onuoha, Angelo Ogbonna, Jay-Jay Okocha, John Obi Mikel, Alex Iwobi, Wilfred Ndidi and others.


Source: http://cheapgoals.com/reason-why-iheanacho-has-two-dots-under-his-name/

[q]Actually, Imo is 100% Igbo grin grin grin




Proud igbo boy cool cool cool

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Tjohnnay: 11:21am On Feb 16, 2018
Igbo kwenu

Ehh



Afonjas stay off dis thread


Dis is not skull mining grin

Afonjas
Go and settle ur case with ur alfa

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by B4queen(f): 11:22am On Feb 16, 2018
Nigerians and Football hmmm.




@iam_b4queen
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by mikejj(m): 11:22am On Feb 16, 2018
grin dots or no dots oho
Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by NORSIYK(m): 11:22am On Feb 16, 2018
Iheanacho did the right thing by writing his name in pure Igbo format, I wonder why our brothers and sisters who bear Oji keep puting R in it, As in Orji instead Oji

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by TheSuperNerd(m): 11:22am On Feb 16, 2018
Iheanacho translates to "What we are looking for" wink.

Nigeria's Super Eagles top scorer for the past two calendar years in 2016 and 2017 (four international goals in each) and I have no doubt he will add to his tally in the GWG in upcoming friendlies before Russia 2018 kicks off....

Even Dybala is wary of Iheanacho's left foot as seen below after Nacho hit the stunning freekick that drew this look of envy and awe from Paulo Dybala..... grin

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by iHart(m): 11:24am On Feb 16, 2018
true identity...

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Re: Why Iheanachọ's Name Has Two Dots Under by Anikulhapo(m): 11:24am On Feb 16, 2018
Tjohnnay:
Igbo kwenu

Ehh



Afonjas stay off dis thread


Dis is not skull mining grin

Afonjas
Go and settle ur case with ur alfa
U dull gan sha

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