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If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by JeSoul(f): 3:50pm On Nov 01, 2007
whassup people.
To the many yoruba experts in here pls do me a favor and translate these words to this song to yoruba for me. My yoruba is very very rusty and I need help, but I understand well.

  THANKS!

"Jesus lover of my soul/
Jesus I'll never let you go/
you've taken me from the miry clay/
set my feet upon on rock and now I know/
I love you/
I need you/
my world may fall but still I'll never let you go/
my savior/
my closest friend/
I worship you till the very end/"


Thanks again!
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by Samakins(m): 3:23pm On Nov 05, 2007
"Jesus lover of my soul/
Jesus I'll never let you go/
you've taken me from the miry clay/
set my feet upon on rock and now I know/
I love you/
I need you/
my world may fall but still I'll never let you go/
my savior/
my closest friend/
I worship you till the very end/"

It translates:
Jesu olufe okan mi
Jesu n ko ni fi o sile
O fami jade lati'nu ira
O fi ese mi l'ori apata, nisisiyi mo mo
Mo fe o
Mo nilo re
Aye mi le dorikodo, sibe, n ko ni fi o sile
Olugbala mi
Ore mi owon
n o sin o titi d'opin.
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by drrionelli(m): 8:46pm On Nov 05, 2007
I have a question, too, that requires a translation:

What does "oyibo" or "oyinbo"mean? I'm not certain if I'm spelling it quite correctly, so allow me to apologize for that.

Thank you, in advance!
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by ziddy(m): 9:54pm On Nov 05, 2007
oyibo=oyinbo= "white man"
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by JeSoul(f): 1:15am On Nov 06, 2007
Samakins:

"Jesus lover of my soul/
Jesus I'll never let you go/
you've taken me from the miry clay/
set my feet upon on rock and now I know/
I love you/
I need you/
my world may fall but still I'll never let you go/
my savior/
my closest friend/
I worship you till the very end/"

It translates:
Jesu olufe okan mi
Jesu n ko ni fi o sile
O fami jade lati'nu ira
O fi ese mi l'ori apata, nisisiyi mo mo
Mo fe o
Mo nilo re
Aye mi le dorikodo, sibe, n ko ni fi o sile
Olugbala mi
Ore mi owon
n o sin o titi d'opin.

Samakins, ese gan! Thanks a lot! smiley
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by drrionelli(m): 1:53am On Nov 06, 2007
@ziddy:
Thank you very much for your assistance!

Now, if I may, is that a literal translation or does the term have a colloquial, perhaps, vernacular meaning as well?

Also, is the pronunciation more or less the way it would seem to be pronounced?
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by ziddy(m): 9:56pm On Nov 06, 2007
its also used -in a derogatory way- to refer to Nigerians/ Africans who demonstrate a less-than-adequate grasp of the local culture.

it rhymes with 'oh'
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by drrionelli(m): 12:05am On Nov 07, 2007
@ziddy:
I really am appreciative for your help with this!

I ask these questions because somebody posted this in regard to me.  He seemed to suggest it was meant in a good-natured manner (something about my somewhat formal patterns of speech/writing) but I'm not so sure, now, because I'm neither Nigerian nor white!
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by minute(f): 12:17am On Nov 07, 2007
@samakins u did a good job.esha ku ishe naa ,oluwa a so agbara dotun.
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by Samakins(m): 11:16am On Nov 07, 2007
@minute, thanks for the compliments
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by omena555(f): 4:42pm On Nov 07, 2007
pls pple, can someone tell me the meaning of 'adara'?
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by ricadelide(m): 10:33am On Nov 08, 2007
omena555:

please people, can someone tell me the meaning of 'adara'?
I presume you mean to say "a dara" (two words). It means: it shall be well.
Cheers smiley
Re: If You Can Speak Yoruba Pls Translate This by omena555(f): 11:07am On Nov 08, 2007
@ricadelide, thank u very much. i actually heard it in one song by one nigerian rapper (i think sasha or so) and i was wondering what she meant by 'a dara' grin

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