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Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 9:08pm On Sep 04, 2012
toshmann: "shi-shi" wu ndi owerri

nnam nu n'ulo, ojighi ekwenti, ojighi email address, ochoghi new technology, lol, aga m aju ya maka asusu di iche iche

Lol. Nsogbu adighi. Achoghi m inye gi nsogbu.

Ihe m ji amara ebe onye si bi iju onye ahu otu o si akpo 'feces' na asusu ya. Onye ahu si mu 'nshi' m marala na o ma aburiri onye Imo. grin

Andre Uweh: @Odumchi, most Isiala Mbano speak same dialect. But Ehime is different. In Ehime Mbano, communities such as Nsu,Nzerem and Umunumu speak the same dialect spoken in Isinweke/Obowu axis. Though Umualuwaku up to Aba branch are different but it is closeer to Isinweke/Obowu dialects.
For example in Isinweke/Obowu dialect=Ogbalaghala (he has ran away)is same in all parts of Ehime but not same in Isiala.

Andre, ndeewo. I meela nnukwu. Aghotala m ihe unu kwuga ugbua.
Re: Igbo Dialects by toshmann(m): 9:39pm On Sep 04, 2012
odumchi:

Lol. Nsogbu adighi. Achoghi m inye gi nsogbu.

Ihe m ji amara ebe onye si bi iju onye ahu otu o si akpo 'feces' na asusu ya. Onye ahu si mu 'nshi' m marala na o ma aburiri onye Imo. grin



Andre, ndeewo. I meela nnukwu. Aghotala m ihe unu kwuga ugbua.

lol . . . o wu shi ka m na akpo ya nu. eche m ma ikwuga ego (shillings/kobo/penny) ndi owerre na akpo shi-shi. as for ihe anyuputara na otele, owu shi kara aka nu cheesy
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 7:23am On Dec 31, 2012
Wo agwula?
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:08pm On Apr 08, 2013
NRI PRIEST: My all time favourite; "kee ka eke si anya anwu" which is an Anambra colloquialim for "how are things turning out for you" and also "aga awanyelu gi ji" which also is a colloquialim for "what shall we do to make you feel better"
but not all anambra speak dat dialect in ekwusigo goes aya awanyle hu ji
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:09pm On Apr 08, 2013
NRI PRIEST: My all time favourite; "kee ka eke si anya anwu" which is an Anambra colloquialim for "how are things turning out for you" and also "aga awanyelu gi ji" which also is a colloquialim for "what shall we do to make you feel better"
but not all anambra speak dat dialect in my town ihembosi ekwusigo goes like dis aya awanyle hu ji
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:15pm On Apr 08, 2013
there are many dialect in anambra state which dnt knw this are d dialect.
Aya awanyele hu ji.nnewi nort and ekwusigo ihiala nneobi with others
aja awanyelu hu ji.ezinifite aguata and co.
Aga awanyelu yi ji aguleri akuwzu awka and others infact there are many dialects in anambra but due to there is no mush diffrence so people dnt understand
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:18pm On Apr 08, 2013
Obiagu1:

You're right, Anambra do not use "r".

You should not blame Ada Ide, Igbo Izugbe taught in schools tend to conflict with Anambra dialects.
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:22pm On Apr 08, 2013
u are wrong anambra like nnewi ekwusi ihiala and soroundings ukpo use r in some place like
ire tongue
ara breast or madness
oru work
iro road or enemity
but we call food (nni)
Re: Igbo Dialects by igreal20(m): 5:25pm On Apr 08, 2013
igreal20: u are wrong anambra like nnewi ekwusi ihiala and soroundings ukpo use r in some place like
ire .tongue
ara .breast or madness
oru .work
iro. road or enemity
but we call food (nni)
Re: Igbo Dialects by oboy3(m): 6:31pm On Apr 08, 2013
igreal20: there are many dialect in anambra state which dnt knw this are d dialect.
Aya awanyele hu ji.nnewi nort and ekwusigo ihiala nneobi with others
aja awanyelu hu ji.ezinifite aguata and co.
Aga awanyelu yi ji aguleri akuwzu awka and others infact there are many dialects in anambra but due to there is no mush diffrence so people dnt understand
@bolded,do you mean Nnobi?
Re: Igbo Dialects by Ojiofor: 9:07pm On Apr 08, 2013
Nkpa/Bende Lga.
Igbo/english

Ma nma Good morning

Bia rie nri come and eat

Ila ga nga ole where are you going?

Nda how are you?

Bia ngo come here

Si ngo fuo get out of here.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 9:58pm On Apr 08, 2013
Ojiofor, ndeewo. I meele o. Abia state anyi amagbuole onwe ya na nma. cool

(Ngwa)
How are you - Elee
Do you want to eat now - I choo iri hwe ugbua
Let's go forward - Ta anyi gaa l'ihi
What's your name - Aha gu o za nigiri
Come out from there - Si ebe hwu futa

(Ututu)
How are you - Ndaa
Do you want to eat now - I choro iri ife ugbua
Let's go forward - An ganni n'ivu
What's your name - Afa gi o za ngen
Come out from there - Za nhu pusa

Mbaitoli (Orata)
How are you - Elee
Do you want to eat now - I choro iri ihe ugbua
Let's go forward - Ka anyi je n'ihu
What's your name - Aha gi o nini
Come out from there - shi nga ahu futa
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 10:40pm On Apr 08, 2013
haha. Where'd you find those translations, under "(Ngwa)"? As for Mbaitoli, they are Isu.
Re: Igbo Dialects by AndreUweh(m): 10:56pm On Apr 08, 2013
Isinweke
Bia yoo nri--Come and eat
Olee ni--How is it
Olee otu owu ni--How is it.
Kporuo ala--Sit down.
Ona ekwu odokoro Uka---S/he talks a lot
Ga kwafuo nvonvo--go and throw away the waste.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 11:34pm On Apr 08, 2013
ChinenyeN: haha. Where'd you find those translations, under "(Ngwa)"? As for Mbaitoli, they are Isu.

I came across this Ngwa blog and just transposed the words.

http://ngwagburugburu.blogspot.com/2012/12/ta-anyi-nchetakwa-nde-lodighi-otu.html?m=1

Andre Uweh: Isinweke
Bia yoo nri--Come and eat
Qlee ni--How is it
Olee otu owu ni--How is it.
Kporuo ala--Sit down.
Ona ekwu odokoro Uka---S/he talks a lot
Ga kwafuo nvonvo--go and throw away the waste.

(In my best Orata)
Wene, anwuchile! Ashushu Isinweke maru nma.

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Re: Igbo Dialects by Afam4eva(m): 3:36pm On Apr 09, 2013
Nkanu - Enugu

Bia yoo nyi--Come and eat
Ke ka odu --How is it
Tukwuze anu--Sit down.
Ona ekwu okwu kpa ---S/he talks a lot
Je tukwo achichi --go and throw away the waste.

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Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 9:19pm On Apr 09, 2013
Afam4eva: Nkanu - Enugu

Bia yoo nyi--Come and eat
Ke ka odu --How is it
Tukwuze anu--Sit down.
Ona ekwu okwu kpa ---S/he talks a lot
Je tukwo achichi --go and throw away the waste.

What town are you from in Nkanu (East or West?)? I know a few people from Awkunawnaw in Nkanu East LGA. Their dialect sounds interesting.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Afam4eva(m): 9:43pm On Apr 09, 2013
odumchi:

What town are you from in Nkanu (East or West?)? I know a few people from Awkunawnaw in Nkanu East LGA. Their dialect sounds interesting.
I'm from Awkunanaw in Enugu South.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 1:07am On Apr 10, 2013
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Re: Igbo Dialects by Yujin(m): 5:35am On Oct 29, 2013
Onye je akowa maka olu ndu mpaghara Orumba du l'ime Anambara a bia le. Biko, nwerenum ndidi eje m akowa mgbe m ji nwetetu ohere. Ndu mbeanyi, unu anwule.
Re: Igbo Dialects by odumchi: 5:43am On Oct 29, 2013
Mee gharaghara. Anyi nowa nni.
Re: Igbo Dialects by passion007: 6:51pm On Apr 05, 2015
Afam4eva:


I'm from the bolded part of Enugu. How similar is the Nkanu dialect to that of Nsukka?
Afam, I thought you're from Amaechi Awkunanaw.
BTW, the bolded part read 'UZO UWANI LGA'.
Or, you posted this before your mummy told you where you were from?
it's ironic.
And a little disturbing.

Heh heh heh.

Easter blessings.
Re: Igbo Dialects by Phut(f): 6:01pm On Apr 06, 2015
Ugwuta dialect

Thank you - Mbona (Egbema people say Mbola?)

You = Yi in Ugwuta dialect and not Gi

No = Odi (we don't say Mba)

How is it going - O mena agha

What is your name - Gini bu afa yi?

Where are you going? - Onuzo ka i je?

Come here - Bia uzo na

Come out from there - Puta na uzo nu

Do you want to eat now? - I choro iri nni udu-udu (now now)

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Re: Igbo Dialects by Afam4eva(m): 10:13am On Apr 08, 2015
passion007:

Afam, I thought you're from Amaechi Awkunanaw.
BTW, the bolded part read 'UZO UWANI LGA'.
Or, you posted this before your mummy told you where you were from?
it's ironic.
And a little disturbing.

Heh heh heh.

Easter blessings.
It was a mistake. I thought it was the Uwani in Awkunanaw. Didn't realize it was another local government.
Re: Igbo Dialects by OdenigboAroli(m): 1:57pm On Apr 08, 2015
adaide1:

Though in so many tongues, still they are all same.

How are you
kedu ka imere / ke ki imere (anambra)
Ome agha
I di agha ( enugu)

Do you want to eat now
Ichoro eri nri kita (anambra)

What is your name
ke- kwanu aha gi (anambra)
Kedu afa gi
Gini bu afa/aha gi
O bu gunu bu aha gu (nsukka) cheesy

Madam,this is not Anambra dialect....Its a shame that a lady with the handle "Adaide" doesn't know how to write in Anambra!
Re: Igbo Dialects by OdenigboAroli(m): 2:04pm On Apr 08, 2015
Ichoo ili nni...Do you want to eat.
Kedu/kelu/nkelu/nkeli afa yi....what's your name ?
Ijeko ebee...where are you headed?
Gbaa uzor...be punctual.
Kedu ife iloo....what do you think?
Ufala egbugo yi...you are ruined in merriment.
Bia gbaa azi...come eat.
Ndeli edego.....the night is in it's darkest.
Re: Igbo Dialects by chijiblaze(m): 12:37pm On Sep 20, 2016
ifyalways:
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)

Owere: "Uyò w'uyò ma agị" the house belongs to me & you.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ifyalways(f): 1:07pm On Sep 20, 2016
chijiblaze:


Owere: "Uyò w'uyò ma agị" the house belongs to me & you.
Dalu. smiley
Re: Igbo Dialects by ejiyke2007(m): 12:41pm On Dec 01, 2016
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Re: Igbo Dialects by franadex07: 6:18am On Dec 04, 2016
I need someone to complete and correct this song (igbo) Chukwu na samo, ebere/epere kan karakaka Chukwu biko samo, ebere/ epere.............
Re: Igbo Dialects by Christistruth00: 5:42am On Feb 03, 2017
ChinenyeN:

The first Igbo Bible was not Bonny. It was what the CMS (Catholic Missionary Society) dubbed as "Union Igbo" (though everyone knows it was basically Onitsha).


CMS Means Church Missionary Society based in London and an arm of the Anglican Church.Thanks.
Re: Igbo Dialects by ChinenyeN(m): 1:22pm On Feb 03, 2017
Christistruth00:
CMS Means Church Missionary Society based in London and an arm of the Anglican Church.Thanks.

ChinenyeN:
1. I did make a mistake in one of the things I wrote, confusing Church Missionary Society (CMS) for Roman Catholic Missionary (RCM). The Onitsha Bible was RCM. CMS was Union. RCM's Onitsha Bible only existed because RCM didn't want to use CMS's Union.

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