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White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by millco88(f): 2:37pm On Nov 17, 2010
For those in Nigeria and abroad that are ashamed of their heritage, here's a video of an oyinbo from America, embracing the Yoruba culture. She sure put alot of half of nairalanders to shame.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsltcnHxzfI&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLzWfxBRa8Q&feature=related
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 3:04pm On Nov 17, 2010
Lol, nice, loved when she said waka ti meji grin. Oyibo aren't able to say the "gb" word, like in "gbogbo" or "gbe" etc. Other than that, she was flawless and even had the meaning of such big words as"optimistic" in Yoruba! Wow, the teachers at U. of Wisconsin must be very good! Three years of studying courses in Yoruba and she is so fluent. Wow.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by tpia5: 5:23pm On Nov 17, 2010
^^sweetie, didnt i meet you on the other thread?

what's your definition of flawless?

i watched the video and felt for those nigerians raised abroad and what they go through when they start speaking the local languages in nigeria after they return home.

not knocking the girl's achievements- she tried.

there's a video i posted here sometime ago of two little toddlers [white] who sang in perfect yoruba.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by Nobody: 6:04pm On Nov 17, 2010
Nothing big about it. Aint the first time.

Even across Africa [i.e congo] it's been spoken. I'd be more impressed if a Yoruba born abroad can speak Yoruba fluently.

She tried sha
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 6:13pm On Nov 17, 2010
tpia@:

^^sweetie, didnt i meet you on the other thread?

what's your definition of flawless?

i watched the video and felt for those nigerians raised abroad and what they go through when they start speaking the local languages in nigeria after they return home.

not knocking the girl's achievements- she tried.

there's a video i posted here sometime ago of two little toddlers [white] who sang in perfect yoruba.




Lol, sure I said flawless. A naturally-taught Yoruba speaker and one who learned through "college": the difference is HIGH. Her Yoruba was perfect as in the content, but maybe not the delivery (accent). Our babe has the knowledge if not the skill of a home-grown Yoruba babe. I find no fault in her cheesy.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by tpia5: 7:15pm On Nov 17, 2010
ragdollz:


Her Yoruba was perfect as in the content, but maybe not the delivery (accent). Our babe has the knowledge if not the skill of a home-grown Yoruba babe.

quite true.

she did her homework well- with practice, her intonation will be perfect.

she reminds me of the ajebuta nigerian kids returning from abroad.

their pronunciation is  grin most times.

though the girl should watch out for the sweet tongued men over there sha.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 7:22pm On Nov 17, 2010
tpia@:

quite true.

she did her homework well- with practice, her intonation will be perfect.

she reminds me of the ajebuta nigerian kids returning from abroad.

their pronunciation is  grin most times.




Lol, I think the only way she can guarantee perfect Yoruba intonation, is to live around Yorubas or in yorubaland for a long time! She only knows the "textbook" enunciations of the language, which is pardonable, considering she learnt her own Yoruba in the four walls of a US classroom! My aunt studied Yoruba in uni and she told us how hard it was, so that's why I found this so impressive. She makes it look easy but trust me, it's not. It's just that some college students take their courses so seriously, and when they treat their Yoruba elective grin with as much seriousness as their say, Physics or Biology courses, of course they'll get straight A's, and speak it like a pro, white or no white cheesy.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 12:17am On Nov 18, 2010
ok wat about yorubas that speak flawless english----r they goin to recieve awards too---ernestly--some people r just wired to patronise themselvees
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 12:37am On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

ok wat about yorubas that speak flawless english----r they goin to recieve awards too---ernestly--some people r just wired to patronise themselvees


Sometimes one wonders how some folks reason backwards and upside down - just to be opposing for opposing sake.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 10:27pm On Nov 18, 2010
yeah its absolute nonsense---so some white person speaks yoruba---so bleep wat----i mean there are people that can speak more than three languages---is yoruba not a language that can be learnt, by any body from any race, if they want to---i beg make una waka----na stupid things dey alway impress ignorant fools-----so if u see a nigerian that can speak mandarin---it means they have had a brain transplant from a chineese---i beg fu-ck off
another excuse to say---eh all those people that live abroad that their children cant speak their parents native language---r just trying to showoff or look down on their culture-----aproko people----my child will def not be able to speak the two nigerian languages that i can speak

because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become

the small yoruba that i learnt in lagos and cld speak better than my parents language---even that has detiriorated cos i dont speak it that often

so wats the big--f-u-cking deal----that dont mean she wont learn to speak french or spanish because it wld be more relevant in her life, not one dead language that only 15 people speak
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 10:38pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

yeah its absolute nonsense---so some white person speaks yoruba---so bleep wat----i mean there are people that can speak more than three languages---is yoruba not a language that can be learnt, by any body from any race, if they want to---i beg make una waka----na silly things dey alway impress ignorant fools-----so if u see a nigerian that can speak mandarin---it means they have had a brain transplant from a chineese---i beg fu-ck off
another excuse to say---eh all those people that live abroad that their children cant speak their parents native language---r just trying to showoff or look down on their culture-----aproko people----my child will def not be able to speak the two nigerian languages that i can speak

because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become

the small yoruba that i learnt in lagos and cld speak better than my parents language---even that has detiriorated cos i dont speak it that often

so wats the big--f-u-cking deal----that dont mean she wont learn to speak french or spanish because it wld be more relevant in her life, not one dead language that only 15 people speak


Gosh, you're back with your drivel?!?
It's obvious someone is high on some skank, lol.
Ol' girl, it's a shame but you sound like you hold no VALUE for things of worth and importance. It's no big deal to see a Nigerian speaking French, English, Spanish or even Mandarin undecided tongue. But allow us to be impressed when a WHITE person manages to speak an AFRICAN LANGUAGE with such dedication, interest and skill. We all know that African languages and esp Yoruba have very strong, difficult dialects that would be harder for a white tongue than it would be for a black person to learn a foreign language. In fact, I'm sure a Mandarin guy would be shocked and impressed if he heard a Nigerian speak his language with such dexterity.

In short, you are an empty barrel, with no sense of self-worth, so piss off this thread bc we only celebrate achievers here, not losers like you. Haba! Na by force to comment?! You could have made ur opinion without insulting anyone, but you obviously don't have the home training for that!

"because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become"



Aaah, no wonder!!! Lol, that's why you are so jealous and bitter to see a white girl speak our local language so well. Eeyah, pele, you can still catch up. Ode.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by NubianQ(f): 10:56pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

yeah its absolute nonsense---so some white person speaks yoruba---so bleep wat----i mean there are people that can speak more than three languages---is yoruba not a language that can be learnt, by any body from any race, if they want to---i beg make una waka----na silly things dey alway impress ignorant fools-----so if u see a nigerian that can speak mandarin---it means they have had a brain transplant from a chineese---i beg fu-ck off
another excuse to say---eh all those people that live abroad that their children cant speak their parents native language---r just trying to showoff or look down on their culture-----aproko people----my child will def not be able to speak the two nigerian languages that i can speak

because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become

the small yoruba that i learnt in lagos and cld speak better than my parents language---even that has detiriorated cos i dont speak it that often

so wats the big--f-u-cking deal----that dont mean she wont learn to speak french or spanish because it wld be more relevant in her life, not one dead language that only 15 people speak

I Like that, sooo what, she can speak yoruba, good for her but its not a big deal!

@Viva i got ya back mate

ragdollz:


Gosh, you're back with your drivel?!?
It's obvious someone is high on some skank, lol.
Ol' girl, it's a shame but you sound like you hold no VALUE for things of worth and importance. It's no big deal to see a Nigerian speaking French, English, Spanish or even Mandarin undecided tongue. But allow us to be impressed when a WHITE person manages to speak an AFRICAN LANGUAGE with such dedication, interest and skill. We all know that African languages and esp Yoruba have very strong, difficult dialects that would be harder for a white tongue than it would be for a black person to learn a foreign language. In fact, I'm sure a Mandarin guy would be shocked and impressed if he heard a Nigerian speak his language with such dexterity.

In short, you are an empty barrel, with no sense of self-worth, so piss off this thread bc we only celebrate achievers here, not losers like you. Haba! Na by force to comment?! You could have made your opinion without insulting anyone, but you obviously don't have the home training for that!

"because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become"



Aaah, no wonder!!! Lol, that's why you are so jealous and bitter to see a white girl speak our local language so well. Eeyah, pele, you can still catch up. Ode.



cool temper, grin grin grin grin To be honest i dont see it as a massive deal. i think you and viva should both agree on something instead of arguing, cool cool cool cool cool
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:01pm On Nov 18, 2010
i actually went to watch the damn clip cos of all this noise----for f-u-cks sake--yeah good for her---but to me it sound like hearing a yoruba man speaking english with a heavy fu-cking accent----its cos she knows some dim wits wld applaud her dats y she put it up on youtube----knowing fully well how easy itis to impress africans---ifoyibo cook ogbono---una no go let person hear work---yet i make a  mean sunday roast--ino put am for cnn

oyibo bring mirror and jack daniels---u pack all ur family put inside ship send them off as slaves

if oyibo mess, u will clap hand say it is harder for an oyibo to mess than black man
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 11:06pm On Nov 18, 2010
NubianQ:

I Like that,  sooo what,   she can speak yoruba,  good for her but its not a big deal!

@Viva i got ya back mate

cool temper,   grin grin grin grin To be honest i dont see it as a massive deal. i think you and viva should both agree on something instead of arguing,  cool cool cool cool cool

Gosh, to you or some it might not be a big deal, but for those who think it is, must our views be belittled in such a manner? I took offence at her tone and snotty words, I mean, seriously! Can't some people express their view without insulting others?


vivaladiva:

yeah its absolute nonsense---so some white person speaks yoruba---so bleep wat----i mean there are people that can speak more than three languages---is yoruba not a language that can be learnt, by any body from any race, if they want to---i beg make una waka----na silly things dey alway impress ignorant  fools-----so if u see a nigerian  that can speak mandarin---it means they have had a brain transplant from a chineese---i beg fu-ck off
another excuse to say---eh all those people that live abroad that their children cant speak their parents native language---r just trying to showoff or look down on their culture-----aproko people----my child will def not be able to speak the two nigerian languages that i can speak

because i cant even speak my parents language very well---so the less i use it----the less proficient i become

the small yoruba that i learnt in lagos and cld speak better than my parents language---even that has detiriorated cos i dont speak it that often

so wats the big--f-u-cking deal----that dont mean she wont learn to speak french or spanish because it wld be more relevant in her life, not one dead language that only 15 people speak

All that was uncalled for, at least for someone you don't even know (me) and have never even spoken to on this site b4. such bitchiness is sooo unbecoming of a "lady".


vivaladiva:

ok wat about yorubas that speak flawless english----r they goin to recieve awards too---ernestly--s[b]ome people r just wired to patronise themselvees[/b]

And this first comment was such a put-down, like, trying to make one feel dumb for admiring the white girl for such a feat. Who is this vivadidiva or what ever she calls herself to say we are patronizing ourselves?? Yeye fish; anything that has to do with language, tribe, race, or culture, one should never mess, insult or joke with such things online, esp to strangers. She is a skanky fish.


so wats the big--f-u-cking deal----that dont mean she wont learn to speak french or spanish because it wld be more relevant in her life, not one dead language that only 15 people speak


Can you imagine the cow saying such a thing about the Yoruba language?? A language that has as much history and holds its own value next to all the well-known, established languages of the world? Some folks just never went to school the way they were sent to do.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:18pm On Nov 18, 2010
yeah u r f-u-cking dumb for appreciating a white gal that can speak yoruba--- how many gad dam africans speak english, french and potugese----it aint harder for a white man to speak yoruba----if it is, its only cos they were not colonised by yorubas------incase you dont know the meaning and effect of colonisation----i suggest u pay a visit to your library----it takes so lil to impress some people n u happen to be one of them

and yes u are patronising your self---cos sometimes when a white man says----oh i cant belive you speak such good english----he can hear my accent---he is expecting me to endorse his compliment----i say nigeria was colonised by the english wasnt it----so fuc-k off

i dont know u---dont expect me to molly cuddle u----am not here to make u feel warm and fuzzy----that is the beauty of the internet--u can be as civil and as unpleasant as it pleases u----wat u gonna do?---if u gat somin beta to say---u say it
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 11:26pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

yeah u r f-u-cking dumb for appreciating a white gal that can speak yoruba--- how many gad dam africans speak english, french and potugese----it aint harder for a white man to speak yoruba----if it is, its only cos they were not colonised by yorubas------incase you dont know the meaning and effect of colonisation----i suggest u pay a visit to your library----it takes so lil to impress some people n u happen to be one of them

and yes u are patronising your self---cos sometimes when a white man says----oh i cant belive you speak such good english----he can hear my accent---he is expecting me to endorse his compliment----i say nigeria was colonised by the english wasnt it----so fuc-k off

i dont know u---dont expect me to molly cuddle u----am not here to make u feel warm and fuzzy----that is the beauty of the internet--u can be as civil and as unpleasant as it pleases u----wat u gonna do?---if u gat somin beta to say---u say it


ok, ok, it's the internet, do your thing. But I'm led to believe that one's web image mirrors their real life personality. And from what you've showcased here shows that in real life you're just as skanky and jaded and that's why you're tired of the simple pleasures of life such as saying something is good when it is good!!! Anyone that can speak ANY other language than their own original one should be admired by the owner of the language. An ordinary Hausa man would be happy to see an Ibo man speak his language well, an English man sef will be happy to see a Cantonese guy speaking English with skill, so what's wrong with a Nigerian getting impressed by an American studying and speaking Yoruba? O girl just buzz off, and go back to your crack ok, vivadasniffer tongue.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:27pm On Nov 18, 2010
when i posted did i mention ur name or u papa name, nope---na u mention ur name

with ref to the 15 people----i was actually ref to my parents language----notice i didnt specify the language
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by NubianQ(f): 11:30pm On Nov 18, 2010
Rag Dollz and Viva, its ok, Please STOP!!!


u have differences in opinions, now shake hands, grin grin grin grin
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:32pm On Nov 18, 2010
u obviously share the same brain with a rag doll, cos i swear u sound like some one whose brain cells have been mixed with cotton wool
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 11:33pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

when i posted did i mention your name or u papa name, nope---na u mention your name

with ref to the 15 people----i was actually ref to my parents language----notice i didnt specify the language

vivaladiva:

u obviously share the same brain with a rag doll, cos i swear u sound like some one whose brain cells have been mixed with cotton wool



never mind, never mind ok, take it easy. It's plain that those your parents didn't give you sufficient training both in local language and in decorum. So no hard feelings, keep up the good work of using "f" words and cuss words with the impunity of a street worker. Nothing do you ok. Hail vivadasniffa tongue.
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by denzel2009: 11:37pm On Nov 18, 2010
Someone's tampon has been set alight mistakenly!
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 11:39pm On Nov 18, 2010
And some bullshitter has just popped in to drop one of his chauvinistic little gems! Wow!
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by Nobody: 11:41pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivalavida, this your vehement pan-africanism is so 60's  tongue
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:46pm On Nov 18, 2010
wat ever ragzdoll, uve become excruciatingly boring for me----i think i will leave u to ur thread----dont 4get to watch that youtube video of the white gal who can speak yoruba b4 u go to bed-----cos i bet even after watching it a trillion times----ur rather simplistic brain is still amazed---god knows wat u will do if u hear an oyibo man speaking calabar-----ur joy am sure wld kno no bounds----u wld prob do a back flip or somin-----eheen just incase u do find this white man speakin calabar video-----dont 4get to alert us oooooooooo----amoeba brain
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 11:48pm On Nov 18, 2010
oh so a white person speaking yoruba----n goshing every where like u just got ur fist bow job is pan-africanism-----god help ur 60,s brain
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by Nobody: 11:49pm On Nov 18, 2010
she's a spy shocked
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by ragdollz: 11:53pm On Nov 18, 2010
vivaladiva:

wat ever ragzdoll, uve become excruciatingly boring for me----i think i will leave u to your thread----dont 4get to watch that youtube video of the white gal who can speak yoruba b4 u go to bed-----cos i bet even after watching it a trillion times----your rather simplistic brain is still amazed---god knows wat u will do if u hear an oyibo man speaking calabar-----your joy am sure wld kno no bounds----u wld prob do a back flip or somin-----eheen just incase u do find this white man speakin calabar video-----dont 4get to alert us oooooooooo----amoeba brain

I said its OK now, haba!! Mz all-about-town, nothing is a big deal to you again now, you've been around the world after all. Goatherd, you will find many videos on the web of people showing videos of themselves speaking a different language from their own; it's a good, commendable thing. But there is nothing good and commendable about your under-achieving life that's why you show no appreciation for other people's achievements, whether big or small. Skank brain!
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by vivaladiva(f): 12:07am On Nov 19, 2010
final remark----i pray u---do get a tatoo that says---i cant bliv it, white gal speaking yoruba on youtube ohhhhh my gosh
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by Nobody: 12:09am On Nov 19, 2010
go and sit down
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by NubianQ(f): 12:16am On Nov 19, 2010
where is Fstranger come and comment ohhh, 

I am missing you, 

love

its nubian, your Animashaun number 1,  the only person u desire,  grin grin grin grin grin

Dummy lol
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by NubianQ(f): 12:17am On Nov 19, 2010
vivaladiva:

final remark----i pray u---do get a tatoo that says---i cant bliv it, white gal speaking yoruba on youtube ohhhhh my gosh

Ouchh, that hurt!!! lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed grin
Re: White American Girl Speaking Yoruba by fstranger: 12:25am On Nov 19, 2010
NubianQ:

where is Fstranger come and comment ohhh, 
I am missing you, 
love
its nubian, your Animashaun number 1,  the only person u desire,  grin grin grin grin grin
Dummy lol

Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!! Far way too kind with your invite. Anyway, I agree with everything you've said so far. Glad to see my Animashaun talking intelligently for the first time, no cursing, no deranged reasoning, calm,cool, and collected. Keep it up ok? I will be watching your every move, both on and off NL.

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