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Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by davidif: 11:33pm On Oct 10, 2010
To all the Ekiti people on this site. Can anyone teach me Ekiti?
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 1:58pm On Oct 11, 2010
Awwww, am really impressed that you REALLY want to learn.

I want to learn too, I know a lil bit;

In ora lule ni be n o ---> typical greeting [I cant translate it into English tho]

Se ke si --->  Hope nothing is wrong

me a le o ---> I'll get get money [future tense,  being optimistic ]

mi pe o titi, in ke da mi lohun ---> I called you a lot of times, you never answered.




Difference between soe yoruba words and ekiti is that sometimes we tend to replce our "I" with "U".
ex:
Isu --> Usu
Ile ----> Ule
Iwo ---> Uwo


Some other difference: we get rid of the "w" sound

To you   ------> YORUBA; S'iwo                       EKITI: Si o                  [we get rid of the "w" sound]
I will      ------> YORUBA ; ma wa                    EKITI; me a   
Money   ------> YORUBA ; Owo                        EKITI; e o      [ "e" is pronounced as "hey" with the  "re" tone mark]


Also, for "I" is different.  YORUBA----> ma                EKITI ---->  me   [pronounced as "may"]
ex:
I'll come home.             YORUBA; ma wa sIle            EKITI; me a s'ule




The tone and accent also change.
ex:

YORUBA --> ma wa sile  [doh re mi re]
EKITI ------> Me a s'ule  [ doh re mi doh]

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Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by davidif: 8:32am On Oct 12, 2010
thanks for the post but i thought "oko awe" was the normal greeting.

mi pe o titi, in ke da mi lohun

I thought "mi" was only a Lagos dialect and not an Ekiti one.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 5:40pm On Oct 12, 2010
davidif:

thanks for the post but i thought "oko awe" was the normal greeting.

I thought "mi" was only a Lagos dialect and not an Ekiti one.

"Oko awe" abi "okun awe". . . lol when was the last time you went to Ekiti state? "In ora lule ni be n o" is a greeting you say when you visit someone in their house. "in okun o" is also one of the greetings.

All my family speak at home is Ekiti (5% Yoruba), and they always use "mi".

Anywaz, there used to be a lot of Ekiti nlers, which they could help with this thread cuz I want to learn too.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by davidif: 11:34am On Oct 14, 2010
As a matter of fact, i have never ever been to Ekiti state before so pardon my bad grammar.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 9:07pm On Oct 14, 2010
Wow! Oh boy.

Have u atleast lived in nigeria?

Go home abeg. You gotta!
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 9:45pm On Oct 14, 2010
OK. I'm joing this thread. . .

First of all, pounded yam with egusi soup and bush meat must be on your daily menu . . plantain may be added while pounding. wink



So, what phrase would you like translated?
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 10:15pm On Oct 14, 2010
kokoye:

OK. I'm joing this thread. . .

First of all, pounded yam with egusi soup and bush meat must be on your daily menu . . plantain may be added while pounding. wink



So, what phrase would you like translated?

You can speak Ekiti? Abeg teach me jjor.
My mom no gree, said I shouldn't have forgotten it angry

Translate this to ekiti----> igba wo ni e fe wa gbe mi. Se ko ni pe?
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 10:17pm On Oct 14, 2010
Kokoye, we want more than translation. Start with the basics. . . . We want to LEARN the dialect.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by davidif: 5:32am On Oct 15, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Wow! Oh boy.

Have u atleast lived in nigeria?

Go home abeg. You gotta!

Of course, i was born and raised in Naija but i don't live in the west. Besides, i have friends who lived in Ekiti and they say that by far its the most undeveloped and uncivillized place they have ever been.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 5:38am On Oct 15, 2010
davidif:

Of course, i was born and raised in Naija but i don't live in the west. Besides, i have friends who lived in Ekiti and they say that by far its the most undeveloped and uncivillized place they have ever been.

May lightening strike their rod.

When do you plan to go home? Visit ekiti and see it yourself. I loff it when I go home. I stayed in lagos for a week and was dying to get to ekiti state (worst week of my stay in Nigeria).

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Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by tpiah: 5:39am On Oct 15, 2010
Besides, i have friends who lived in Ekiti and they say that by far its the most undeveloped and uncivillized place they have ever been.


yawa don gas.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 5:50am On Oct 15, 2010
tpiah:



yawa don gas.

Tpiah, we need to talk. Pick up your phone, been calling you. My phone cut off while you were telling me how much I mean to you.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by oyinda3(f): 5:55am On Oct 15, 2010
Davidif, are you from ekiti? I suspect you had a special reason in mind for creating this topic tongue
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 6:03am On Oct 15, 2010
He's ekiti. He's been claiming ekiti for the longest time on NL.

But helep me beg tpia to pck up her phone.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by oyinda3(f): 6:06am On Oct 15, 2010
I see. I thought it was a way of getting in contact with the NL ekiti specialist.

well, tpia, pick up your phone!!!!
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by tpiah: 1:49pm On Oct 15, 2010
^^she's a liar.


better stay out of her issues and let her keep talking to herself.

olote ni.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 1:59pm On Oct 15, 2010
OK. I'm here now, wink
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 2:00pm On Oct 15, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Translate this to ekiti----> igba wo ni e fe wa gbe mi. Se ko ni pe?

Hang on . . . calling my dad for this one grin

While we wait, next !
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 2:03pm On Oct 15, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Translate this to ekiti----> igba wo ni e fe wa gbe mi. Se ko ni pe?

'Buoda mi, ka bi e wa . .mo ti j'oko si b'eee la taaro.

Ugba wo le ma de beee?'
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 2:04pm On Oct 15, 2010
btw. I never lived in ekiti. I just loved the way my dad and her people talked and have observed all along.

I love it!
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 4:42pm On Oct 15, 2010
tpiah:

^^she's a liar.


better stay out of her issues and let her keep talking to herself.

olote ni.



Lol na joke I just dey joke with you, ma.


kokoye:

'Buoda mi, ka bi e wa . .mo ti j'oko si b'eee la taaro.

Ugba wo le ma de beee?'
.
Wow. . . . Is this ekiti for real? Couldn't understand it. What does "buoda" mean? Does it mean "wait".


Gotta ask my mom how to say it, the tone of it.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 4:44pm On Oct 15, 2010
kokoye:

btw. I never lived in ekiti. I just loved the way my dad and her people talked and have observed all along.

I love it!

All these fake ekitis grin tongue lol
Yea, it sounds pretty cool, I want to learn it soooo bad.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 4:59pm On Oct 15, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Wow. . . . Is this ekiti for real? Couldn't understand it. What does "buoda" mean? Does it mean "wait".
Gotta ask my mom how to say it, the tone of it.

'buoda' or 'booda' is how they call 'brother' cheesy

_____________

'Buoda mi, ka bi e wa . .mo ti j'oko si b'eee la taaro.

Ugba wo le ma de beee?'
_______

my brother, where are you? Ive been sitting here all day

when are you going to arrive now?
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by tpiah: 5:04pm On Oct 15, 2010
Ileke-IdI:

Lol na joke I just dey joke with you, ma.



madam, keep your jokes to yourself.

or take them to the appropriate section.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 5:18pm On Oct 15, 2010
tpiah:


madam, keep your jokes to yourself.


I was hoping you'll laugh along with me. Love to make you laugh, baby.


kokoye:

'buoda' or 'booda' is how they call 'brother' cheesy

_____________

'Buoda mi, ka bi e wa . .mo ti j'oko si b'eee la taaro.

Ugba wo le ma de beee?'
_______

my brother, where are you? Ive been sitting here all day

when are you going to arrive now?

Ohhh thanks babe. Sounds so sexy.

Now, let's start with the basic please.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by kokoye(m): 5:37pm On Oct 15, 2010
Not a good teacher . .sorry.

Ask and I will answer
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Kunbee: 12:00am On Oct 17, 2010
Hmmmm
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 2:35am On Oct 17, 2010
Saw this video on youtube. THIS IS MY TOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWNNNNNN cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy

IKUN EKITI - EXERPTS OF ODUNDE 2009


[flash=400,300]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qu22mfgUZrE?fs=1&hl=en_US[/flash]

The old woman on time 6:35 sounds like my grandma kiss kiss Infact I think that is her undecided
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by homerac7: 5:36pm On Oct 17, 2010
In ora mere ule o!

@ ileke-idi
Did u say u hav root in Ikun? I was part of a crew dat did technical audit of d dairy farm there before its resuscitation. Also dt lovely dam there.
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Nobody: 5:40pm On Oct 17, 2010
homerac7:

In ora mere ule o!

@ ileke-idi
Did u say u hav root in Ikun? I was part of a crew dat did technical audit of d dairy farm there before its resuscitation. Also dt lovely dam there.
Oh yes, the dam. I used to go there with my aunts, either just for fishing or swimming [not modern swimming o, I no fit do that one]. Which part of Ikun diod you go to? Been to Ilemukun or Ilogbo?
Re: Abeg Who Can Teach Me Ekiti? by Olumogun: 12:10pm On Oct 18, 2010
Eyi ga yeye awe. = This is great my colleague

ohun uyalenu loje komi pe tiredi be yee wa lori Nairaland. = It is a surprise for me that such a thread like this exist on Nairaland.

Lugbi ki mode timo bee, mi ni ma jina yeye mo. = Now that I know, I will not be far from it again.

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