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|Re: Igbo Dialects by freecocoa(f): 6:00am On Dec 04, 2011|
How are you?
Kedu ka imelu?
Do you want to eat now?
Icholu ili nli vaa?
What's your name?
Kee ava yii?
You are being called.
Ana eku yi.
Where are you?
Kedu ika inoo.
Let's go there
Ka anyi jee ne'ewu.
You speak the truth.
Nnene okwu ka ikwulu.
Let me stop here for now.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 6:03am On Dec 04, 2011|
|Re: Igbo Dialects by NRIPRIEST(m): 6:09am On Dec 04, 2011|
Core Umuoji; chida ka ichii-chii - Get down and walk a little. Often used when refering to a woman who is trying to tell a child she has on her back to "get down and walk a little“. Igbo language pass MAN!!
|Re: Igbo Dialects by asha80(m): 7:27am On Dec 04, 2011|
two of us are in the same boat.i can understand my dailect but cannot speak it.i do not speak any dialect in particular.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 7:47am On Dec 04, 2011|
Eheh Nwoke Ukwuani abiala. Chyz represent your people. Cool
Hello How are you!- Mbene ni?
Do you want to eat food- I choni li nli?
^^^ I've tried. I'm still trying to get a grasp on Ukwuani. I speak Mbaise/Ngwa. . .even that's getting diluted,lol.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 7:55am On Dec 04, 2011|
asha 80:I'm surprised really. How common is it for people to understand but not speak their dialect?
Chyz*:You speak Ngwa . . . ?
|Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 8:00am On Dec 04, 2011|
Surprising aint it,lol? Chinenye we are kin. I will not reveal everything about me but I will put out hints bit by bit.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 8:27am On Dec 04, 2011|
Chyz*:How do you know if you speak Ngwa? I'd like confirmation; an exhibition of some kind.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by Chyz2: 8:37am On Dec 04, 2011|
I could go on for days but later on down the line u and the others shall see wonders bit by bit . I hope you can recall some time back about me attending the Ngwa convention thingy last year. It was for a reason, personal not business
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 8:50am On Dec 04, 2011|
So you actually were there. . . Alright then; fine.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by nedu210(m): 10:08am On Dec 04, 2011|
@odumchi am from AWGU
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:26pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Umu Nwga gbakoooor!
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:34pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Come to think of it, it's better than understanding Igbo but not being able to speak it.
Anyway, his case isn't that pecuiliar. An Owerre kid who was raised in Nnewi will most likely speak Idemilli and vise versa. I have a relative who has lived in Aba so long that all he speaks now is Ngwa.
I remember last time we met, most of what he spoke sounded like gibberish. I felt like saying, "Man, abeg just speak English to me." lol
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:41pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Oh ok. So now I understand the Wawa thing. People refered to Enugites as Wawa so much that I was beginning to think they were a clan.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by NRIPRIEST(m): 5:07pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Umuoji,Idenmili Igbo dialect.
Nma a nata uno oge na etelo aka
I will be visiting homs very soon
Gini ka I na acho na ubim?
What are you doing in my farm?
Guguo nwa na ebe akwa.
Console the crying child.
Kee ife gbagwojulu I anya ?
Why are you confusec?
I bu onye ulu(core undiluted Idenmili-Umuoji)
You are a thief.
Ose na esie.
He is having a seizure.
Nwaa na ese iru.
She makes sexy faces.
Uzoaa di wala-wala.
This road is narrow.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 7:43pm On Dec 04, 2011|
odumchi:Chyz isn't Ngwa. He's Ukwuani, with a mother from Mbaise.
odumchi:I guess I can understand it, if you put it that way, though it still in some way seems odd to me.
odumchi:So you weren't understanding the things he was saying?
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 7:56pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Who knows, if you trace your lineages back a few generations, you guys might find a common ancestral group.
And yes at first I could barely understand him partly because he was one of those guys that spoke fast. However, as I grew accustomed to it, I was able to understand.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 8:34pm On Dec 04, 2011|
Ila ghu-ghu-ghu: Isinweke
Central Igbo: Ise Uwa
English, bitter and depressed
|Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:10pm On Dec 04, 2011|
@Odumchi; we'd have to go back pretty far to find that haha; Anyway it's cool you've got some familiarity with Ngwa, which means I only need to hose down my speech to communicate with you.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 10:15pm On Dec 04, 2011|
I choro iri nri-central Igbo.
Do you want to eat?.-english.
Isinweke--i tughe iri nri or itughe i yo nri. Others also say, i choro i yo nri.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by pazienza(m): 2:23am On Dec 05, 2011|
You are right,we equally use ngoli for happiness in Ogidi,example: fa na egoli -they are rejoicing.
Of course there is only one Inwelle in Idemili,yeah,ONICHA ETEKA BU MAKA OGIDI- onicha is too far because of Ogidi.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 4:11am On Dec 05, 2011|
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 5:35am On Dec 05, 2011|
If I didn't know better I'd say it sounds like "do you want to beg for food?"
|Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 8:56pm On Dec 05, 2011|
odumchi:I choro i yo nri actually means do you want to swallow food (mostly akpu, gari, utara ji, utara ede and other swallows).
But now, it is commonly used as do you want to eat.
In Isinweke, i yo nri is i lo nri in central Igbo.
Y usually replaces L in Isinweke. E.g we say Uyo instead of ulo (house)
Some of our names in Isinweke goes as Ayozie instead of Alozie.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 2:03am On Dec 06, 2011|
Interesting. I never knew that.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by Obiagu1(m): 2:36am On Dec 06, 2011|
I think the "o" in "yo" is pronunced as "ou" rather than "aw".
Y(aw) would be to beg whereas y(ou) is to swallow.
To swallow in other dialects are "no" and "ro".
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 11:19pm On Dec 06, 2011|
Lol I understand. It's just that without the inflection marks, it could mean beg.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by wesley80(m): 11:21pm On Dec 06, 2011|
Onye isi ekete how does 'mbene ni' translate to 'how are you'? So what does 'dele odi' as Ukwuani's speak or 'kalri ele odi' as Aboh/Ndoni people speak mean? Mbene ni simply means 'I thank you all'
If its to make dumb and silly assertions you go sabi, speak your own language you dey zuzu.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by wesley80(m): 12:10am On Dec 07, 2011|
Sorrowful cry has gone/ended
Ukwuani - Ekwa alili ana
Aboh/Ndoni - Akwa alrilri ana
Wont you eat?
Ukwuani - ye ke li?
Aboh/Ndoni - e jeke lri?
She came to eat
Aboh - Obianibelri (used to be my sisters name but the last time I saw her document, her name had morphed into Obiageli! I asked her why and she simply said it was easier on the tongue, well I couldnt really fault her choice cos just as my parents would refer to God as Oliseh Osobulue my generation would simply end the discussion at 'Chukwu' and communication would be guaranteed. The gradual fusion and 'corruption' of languages seems pretty much undeniable.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 12:28am On Dec 07, 2011|
wesley80:Nice contribution, more please.
|Re: Igbo Dialects by Obiagu1(m): 12:45am On Dec 07, 2011|
LMAO @ the boldface.
Sorrowful cry has gone in Igbo should have a prefix after "ana" to have exactly the same meaning as "has gone" if I'm correct.
Ekwa alili ana (*). In Anambra it is "Akwa alili anago".
In Anambra, Oliseh Osobulue is Olisabuluwa (I don't know the origin though, probably from Onitcha)
|Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 12:58am On Dec 07, 2011|
I agree with Andre. It's very, very interesting.
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