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Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 7:58am On Nov 27, 2011
Ndewonu! I know there are many dialects in the Igbo language, but I'm sure most of us have not seen or heard all of them. So in an attempt to increase our understanding of Igbo, lets try and translate the following sentences each into a dialect.

The rules are you must use a different dialect each time until all (or as many as possible) have been used.

Hello, how are you?

Do you want to eat now?
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 8:00am On Nov 27, 2011
I'll start.

Arochukwu

Hello, how are you?
Ndaa aga idi?/Ndaa aga imere?

Do you want to eat now?
Ichowala iri ndi?

What is your name?
Ndaa ava gi?/Iza ngeni?
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 8:59am On Nov 27, 2011
odumchi:

What is your name?
Nda aga idi?
undecided maybe I'm not interpreting this one right, but from the looks of it, it just seems off.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 12:54pm On Nov 27, 2011
Isinweke
What is your name---Gini (nini) wu aha ghi?
Wunoko Ojukwu anwuola--Ojukwu our brother is dead
Okobiriwoko Ojukwu efela aka--Ojukwu the elder has said goodbye.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 12:59pm On Nov 27, 2011
Odumchi, aga m agba ghi ntele-ukwu---Odumchi, I will kick you (joking).
Adama anya adighi mma--Neglect is not good.
Eghu thara ji no na oba--goat ate the yarm in the barn.
Ukworu na acho ucho--maize is sweet.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 1:03pm On Nov 27, 2011
Egugo m na ere ere---My dreams comes to reality.
Potakot di uPort Harcourt is very far.
A mham otu eshi agba oki--I know how to prepare a thatch roof.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 1:12pm On Nov 27, 2011
Chinenye, Odumchi, bia nu gburu aka--Come and give me high fives.
Heartland F.C, o wu unu nwe aka aa. Heartland F.C. am proud of you.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:25pm On Nov 27, 2011
ChinenyeN:

undecided maybe I'm not interpreting this one right, but from the looks of it, it just seems off.

Sorry, I was thinking something else and my hand wrote another thing. That is really "Hello, how
are you?" and not "What is your name?"

Now, its your turn. I'm interested in seeing the Ngwa version.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:46pm On Nov 27, 2011
Andre all of that was Isinweke? Thanks.

Aro
Isinweke


Next!
Re: Igbo Dialects by ifyalways(f): 4:56pm On Nov 27, 2011
Jega macha uno:Go sweep the house(Onicha)

I na-apu ala?:Are you mad?(Onicha)

Uyo wu uyo mi na gi:You are welcome to my house(Owerri)
Otu ocha:Exclamation mark (Mbano) LOL

Wefusa Okpogho:Bring the money out(Abiriba)

Chim ri nma:My God is good(Owerri/Obinze)
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 5:13pm On Nov 27, 2011
ITEM (the only nigerian town in oxford dictionary.lolz) dialect
odumchi:

Hello, how are you?

Jokwa, nda ele ime?: jokwa, imetula aghu?

Do you want to eat now?

Ichola iri ihe tonwa?/ icho iri iheoriri to-nwa?
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 5:23pm On Nov 27, 2011
Ify and Gboliwe inyi emeka!

Gboliwe where is Item located?

@Topic

Aro
Isinweke
Owerre
Onicha
Item


More remain!
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 5:37pm On Nov 27, 2011
Item is in Bende LGA of abia state.
If you listen to NiggarRaw the musician well you may get directions to his hamlet in Item. Lolz.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 6:38pm On Nov 27, 2011
Ejem ugwumabiri ije i luru mmii
Does any one know what this ISINWEKE dialect means in central Igbo or in English.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:56pm On Nov 27, 2011
Andre Uweh:

Ejem [b]ugwumabiri [/b]ije i luru mmii
Does any one know what this ISINWEKE dialect means in central Igbo or in English.
Isinweke uses that word too? Well, I shouldn't be so surprised. We've been interacting for a while now.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 7:30pm On Nov 27, 2011
ChinenyeN:

Isinweke uses that word too?
Ugwumabiri refers to all local market places in Isinweke.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 7:34pm On Nov 27, 2011
Andre Uweh:

Ugwumabiri refers to all local market places in Isinweke.
Yeah, I know. I'm familiar with the term.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 7:42pm On Nov 27, 2011
We use that term in Arochukwu also.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 7:46pm On Nov 27, 2011
Where's Ezeagu? I'd like to see his Ika translation.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 7:48pm On Nov 27, 2011
Andre Uweh:

Ejem ugwumabiri ije i luru mmii
Does any one know what this ISINWEKE dialect means in central Igbo or in English.
M gaje O[/b]gwumabiri ii luusa mmai.
[b]I'm going to the evening market to buy/get palmwine drink
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 7:56pm On Nov 27, 2011
Gboliwe:

[b]O[/b]gwumabiri
Ugwumabiri is not wrong, if that's what you're implying.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 8:10pm On Nov 27, 2011
No no! I wrote it in my dialect, the way my people say it. I cant say another is wrong. I only gave my translation
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 8:16pm On Nov 27, 2011
Oh alright. Thanks for clearing that up.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 8:18pm On Nov 27, 2011
Gboliwe:

M gaje O[/b]gwumabiri ii luusa mmai.
[b]I'm going to the evening market to buy/get palmwine drink

Well done Gboliwe.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 8:23pm On Nov 27, 2011
Isinweke
Hye akaramilu na ada n'onu awughi hye ona acho n'onu.
Central Igbo
Ihe Ojiilu (Agbiilu) na ada n'onu a bu gi ka o si ato n'onu.
English
The way bitter kola sounds when chewn in the mouth is different from the way it tastes.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ezeagu(m): 8:33pm On Nov 27, 2011
odumchi:

Where's Ezeagu? I'd like to see his Ika translation.

Well Agbor is:

Hello, how are you: Ńdạou, Ánị kị ị rịi? (to friends)

Do you want to eat now?: Ị chọ kị ri mgbenị?

What is your name?: Kị wụ ẹfà ị?
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 9:49pm On Nov 27, 2011
Andre Uweh:

Isinweke
Hye akaramilu na ada n'onu awughi hye ona acho n'onu.
Central Igbo
Ihe Ojiilu (Agbiilu) na ada n'onu a bu gi ka o si ato n'onu.
English
The way bitter kola sounds when chewn in the mouth is different from the way it tastes.
Elee akilu ji ada ra onu abuu elee o ji aa choo ra onu.
Try interpreting this in another dialect:
allow the children to play.
hafu umurima aka ka wa gburie ewuu/ru lolz.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Gboliwe: 9:57pm On Nov 27, 2011
The part of item dialect that appears really funny to meis the use of 'ji' for 'husband'. Most igbos know 'ji' as 'yam' but its proper to hear an item person say 'obu mura ji m soo ga zusa ndi o'
it was my husband (ji) and I that went to buy the yam(ndi) lolz.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 10:17pm On Nov 27, 2011
ezeagu:

Well Agbor is:

Hello, how are you: Ńdạou, Ánị kị ị rịi? (to friends)

Do you want to eat now?: Ị chọ kị ri mgbenị?

What is your name?: Kị wụ ẹfà ị?

Thanks. Not that different after all.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 10:22pm On Nov 27, 2011
Gboliwe:

Elee akilu ji ada ra onu abuu elee o ji aa choo ra onu.
Try interpreting this in another dialect:
allow the children to play.
hafu umurima aka ka wa gburie ewuu/ru lolz.


Your dialect is similar to mine. We say "Hapu umuruma aka ka wo gwuo egwurewgu".

@Topic

Let's have more dialects please. So far we have seen Owerre, Onicha, Aro, Isinweke, Ika, and Item.

Chinenye we are yet to see Ngwa grin
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:39pm On Nov 27, 2011
I'd rather not. I know what/how I would write, if I were to write Ngwa, and I'm sure you know how certain people are here on NL, and the way they behave when it comes to things I write and post. So, quite personally, I don't care enough to go through any the usual with those people, just over a few sentences.
Re: Igbo Dialects by nedu210(m): 11:35pm On Nov 27, 2011
do u want to eat now.   Ichogwo iri ihe mgben.    What are u looking for.  Ongoo ihe itu.  What is your name.  Ongoo bu eha gu.     ugbo dialect  enugu state

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