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Culture / Common Verbs In Etsakọ, An Edoid Language (s - Ts) by hurrycayne: 11:16pm On Mar 12
Note: All verbs in Edo begin with consonants

Sa - to think
Sasa - to exercise
Sami - to be pregnant
Samẹ - splash
Simi - to save
Simi - to struggle for something
Sọ - to lay an egg
Suọ - to hear
Soku - to feel
Sana - to pray (Muslim prayer)
Sanọ - to pick
Sese - to do
Sọnọ - to dip into
Sọnọ echẹ - to pinch
Somi - to be good
Sọmi - to dip into soup


Shasha - to smash
Shalo - to cave in
Shele - to climb
Shifua - to disintegrate
Shẹ - to be little
Shie - to call
Sheshe - to arrange


Ta - to speak
Tanọ - to confess
Tala - to break (as in bone)
Tasẹ a - to pop (as in hot oil)
Tasẹ a - to burst
Tẹsẹ - to stay a long time
Ti - to be good
Tige a - to open
Tọ - to build, to last long
To - to be hot, to be painful
To obọ - to push
To iga - to handcuff
To osege - to hiccup
Tọlọ - to scratch
Tọnọ - to dig
Tua - to carry
Tuama - to be in a hurry
Tuela - to line up

Tsẹ - to reach
Tsa - to file (as in teeth or fingernails)

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Culture / Common Sentences In Etsako by hurrycayne: 11:01pm On Nov 16, 2018
Obo u ye - where did you go to?
Ob'u aa ye - where are you going to?
Bale aana - come here
U vhẹẹ ze - hope you are fine?
Mi la vheshẹshi - I want to sleep
Ọ she deguẹ - he has slept off
Yabọ mẹ - forgive me
Kpagiẹ eyẹ - help us
Shitọ aana - sit down here
R'ọ shi aayọ - put it there
Dobẹ mẹ shilẹ - leave me alone
Zẹ mẹ obọ - unhand mẹ
U she rami afẹ? - have you reached home?
Mige ukpokia ẹ? - where is your friend?
I ma yẹsẹ ọni ọmọ - I do not know the child
Era mẹ ọ yẹsẹ ọli - my father knows him
Ooya ọ aa nono ẹ - someone is looking for you
El'u kele? What do you want?
Egbegbe ọkpotso l'u kila : you are a good woman
Ọgbọ agie l'ọni ọmọse ọ kila - the man is a good person
Ishinẹgba ki ogie - God is King
Kha du mẹ fia - do not abandon me
Oni emale o lẹlẹ - the food is sweet
Bale as nu mẹ le - come and eat with me
U she kue? Are you satisfied?
Yaagua, yobọ mẹ - please, assist me
O she lọsẹ mẹ - I am tired
A she gbasẹ - we have begun
Aana l'a te gba le - we started from here
Aayọ l'eyẹ aa ye - we are going there

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Culture / Re: Translation Of 'happy Birthday' In Etsako Language? by hurrycayne: 2:38am On Aug 15, 2018
Moo ẹlẹ na via ẹ. (that's like well done on the day you were born). most Etsako greetings begin with moo

moo okhia... welcome
moo ishitọ... greetings for someone sitting down
moo oni exam (idamigue).. greetings for someone writing am exam
moo oni akanya... greetings for someone working
moo ẹlẹ n'a via ẹ... for birthday

Ẹlẹ egogo...joyful day
Ẹlẹ egbemhumẹ... happy day
Ẹlẹ albarka... blessed day
Ẹlẹ n'a via ẹ, ẹlẹ albarka lọ.. your birthday is a day of blessing
Albarka n'ẹlẹ n'a via ẹ... blessed birthday
egbemhumẹ n'ẹlẹ n'a via ẹ ... happy birthday
egogo n'ẹlẹ n'a via ẹ... joyful birthday

any of the above should work.
Culture / Re: Afemai Descendants Group by hurrycayne: 4:41pm On Jul 02, 2018
Culture / Re: Afemai Descendants Group by hurrycayne: 4:40pm On Jul 02, 2018
Afẹmai vha moo o.

How about a site where one can learn the language?

I think afemai.com should not restrict their site to only news about Afemai land. They should also post some words and their meanings.

Afẹmai ne keekha. vha moo.
Culture / Names Of Allah In Etsako (north Ibie), An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 10:33pm On May 20, 2018
So in the spirit of Ramadan, I decided to compile the 99 names of Allah in Etsako (those that I can anyway).

Ramadan Kareem

1. Allah - God - Ishinẹgba, Ógẹna
2. Ar-Rab - The Lord - Ọnọmhuẹ
3. Al-ilaah - The God - Ọnaga
4. Al-Waahid - The One - Ọni ọguo
5. Ar-Rahmaan - The beneficent - Ogie itofa
6. Ar-Raheem - The Merciful - Ọvhẹlemi
7. Al-Malik - The King - Ọni Ogie
8. Al-Quddus - The Holy - Ọnọfasẹ
9. As-Salaam - The peaceful - Ọnọfọmẹ
10. Al-Mu'min - The giver of security -??
11. Al-Muhaymim -The Watcher over His Creators
12. Al-Azeez - The Mighty - Ọnọze
13. Al-Jabbaar- The Compeller
14. Al-Mutakabbir - The Majestic - Ọnọfu
15. Al-Khaaliq - The Creator - Ọnọma
16. Al- Baari - The Inventor
17. Al-Musawwir - The fashioner - Ọna
18. Al-Awwal -The First- Ọnọkpodalo
19. Al-Aakhir- The Last - Ọnọkposhimi
20. Az-Zaahir - The Manifest - Ọnọchilase
21. Al-Baatin - The Hidden - Ọnọgbagba
22. Al-Hayy - The Living - Ọnọlagbọ
23. Al-Qayyum - The Self Sufficient
24. Al-Aali - The Most High - Ọnọkpeda
25. Al-Azeem- The Great - Ọnọkhua
26. At-Tawwaab - The Accept of Repentance- Ogie ituba
27. Al-Haleem - The tolerant
28. Al- Waasi - The Wide - Ọnọwẹ
29. Al-Haakim - The Wise - Ọnọmhuẹlẹgbẹ
30. As-Shaakir- The Appreciative - Ogie ikpẹmi
Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 11:19am On May 15, 2018
That's very close to my place. I'm from North Ibie (imiegba). Our dialects are somehow different sha


mikhe2:
Apana Uzairue in Etsako west
Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 1:20am On May 15, 2018
What part of Afemai are you from?

mikhe2:
okpotor-egeh
Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 1:18am On May 15, 2018
Forming words by combining of one or more words (as in German and Chinese)

Rọ - carry
Gbanọ - tie, hold around
Udu - heart

Irobọgbanudu - patience (putting the hands around the heart)

Rọ - carry
Odẹ - way
Kasẹ - show

Irodẹkasẹ - guidance

Nyie / mie - collect
Suọ - listen

Nyiesuọ - believe, accept

Kpẹsẹ - to put under
Egbe - body, self
Abọ - hands

IKpẹsegbe - humility
Ikpẹsabọ - begging

Kpakpa - disturb, worry
IKpakpegbe - anxiety

To - hurt, pain
Mẹ - mẹ

Otomẹgbe - annoying

Eda - up
Iregbejeda - pride

Lẹ- know
Lu- do
Ọlẹlu - one who does well

Ku-drive
Ọvhia-loneliness, boredom
Ọkumọvhia - one who drives away boredom i.e companion

Bino- check
Yẹsẹ -know
Kiẹ[li] - dó
Abinokiẹ - model (check and do)
Abinoyẹsẹ - example (check and know)

And many more.
NB- some words may be different depending on the dialect.
TV/Movies / Re: Live: Big Brother Naija 2018 (Double Wahala) BBNaija Live Thread by hurrycayne: 12:48pm On May 13, 2018
Etsako is not too hard to learn na.


Treasuredlove:
I am etsako lol... but my language ability is not so good sadly sad
Culture / Re: Can You Translate These English Words To Your Language? by hurrycayne: 12:15pm On May 13, 2018
Etsako, an edoid language

Corruption - ifẹchekẹ.
Table- utebu
Pawpaw - I don forget
Tomato - itomato
Biscuits - ibisikiiti
Rice - ichikafa

ChappyChase:
Yesterday 21 of February was world language day and this got me thinking, how many of us could translate some of these english words to our local dialect:
#) Corruption
#) table
#) pawpaw
#) Tomato
#) biscuits
#) rice
as an igbo boy these are some words I can't get I direct translation for, abeg make nobody come here come improvise I need true translations...
Culture / Re: Oba Of Benin Visits Ooni Of Ife by hurrycayne: 12:04pm On May 13, 2018
Í will never deliberately insult the Oba. Uku akpolokpolo n'ogidigan. Oba of obas.


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Culture / Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by hurrycayne: 12:01pm On May 13, 2018
True true. The Fulanis are more influential politically than the Hausas

scholes0:


Maybe you mean Fulani
Hausas are the least influential major ethnic group in Nigeria.
Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 11:58am On May 13, 2018
Udukpa!!! Is used as an exclamation when something silly or unexpected happen. The real meaning is "big/ srrong vagina!!" Loll. It's dirty i know
Ukpa - vagina
Udo - stone

Like uduso (big/strong head)
Usomi/ukomi - head
Udo - stone.

Other exclamations in etsakọ are;
Eekuooo!!!
Yee eh!!
Eeh oh!!

mikhe2:
Whats the meaning of udukpa?

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Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 11:25pm On May 12, 2018
Lolo - count
Ilolo - counting
Ulolo - counter

Kalọ - calculate
Ikalọ - calculating
Ukalọ - calculator

Kpẹsẹ - to put under
Ukpẹsẹ - pillow

Bọla - play
Ibọla - playing, show, sports

Fi - throw, play (a game)
Ufi - a game

Yẹ - to please
Ọyẹ - one who pleases (i.e love)
Uyẹ - love

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Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 11:13pm On May 12, 2018
Kẹkẹ - write
Ikẹkẹ - writing, article, font
Ikẹkẹ obọ - handwriting
Ukẹkẹ - pen, biro
Ọkẹkẹ ebe - book writer, author

Nyalu - call
Inyalu - a call
Ọnyalu - caller (someone who calls)
Unyale - caller (i.e phone) (something that calls)

Khakha - dry
Ikhakha - act of drying
Akhakha - drier i.e sieve


Chi - to pull, drag
Ebe - leaf
Chebe - to smoke weed
Ichebe - weed smoking
Achebe - weed smoker

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Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 10:59pm On May 12, 2018
Gbe - beat, hit, strike, kill
Igbemi - beating, hitting
Ugbe - missile (something that strikes)
Ọgbe - beater, hitter e.g ọgbe mẹ (My beater, killer)
N.B - gbe is probably the most commonly used word in Edo languages. It is used in a variety of combinations to give different meanings.

Kemi - share
Ikemi - sharing.
Okemi - sharer

Ẹzọ - argument
Gu ẹzọ - argue
Iguẹzọ - the act of arguing
Ọguẹzọ - lawyer

Oki - market
Eki - markets
Do - sell
Ọduoki - trader
Eki idomi - seller

Dẹ - buy
Idẹmi - buying
Adẹ - buyer
Dẹnọ - to shop (buy a lot)
Idẹnọ - shopping
Ọdẹnọ-dẹnọ - shopaholic

Zẹ - choose, select
Izẹmi - selection
Azẹ - election
Ọnazẹ - the elected

Gia - to laugh
Egia - laughter
Igiami - act of laughing
Gbe egia - to make one laugh
Ọgbegia- comedian

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Culture / Re: Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 10:43pm On May 12, 2018
Using Ogie which means king, chief

Owa - house
Ogiowa - sitting room

Amẹ - water
Ogie n'amẹ - minister for water

Eta - discussion
Ogie n'eta - minister for information

Owẹna - education
Ogie n'owẹna - minister for education

Igho - money
Ogie n'igho - minster of finance

Odẹ - road
Edẹ - roads
Ogie n'edẹ - minister of roads

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Culture / Word Formation In Etsako, An Edoid Language by hurrycayne: 10:29pm On May 12, 2018
Using OWA which means house

Elemi - inside
Elemowa - room

Ake - food
Owake - kitchen

Owẹna - learning
Owo owẹna - school

Ebe- books
Owebe - library

Ana - prayer
Owana - mosque

Amẹ - water
Owamẹ - toilet / bathroom

Ogie - king, chief
Ogiowa - sitting room, parlour, main room

ẸZọ - argument, case
Owẹzọ - court
Culture / Re: Proverbs And There Meaning In Itsekiri by hurrycayne: 8:52pm On May 12, 2018
I can see traces of Edo and Yoruba languages
Culture / Re: The Majority Itsekiri,Ilaje,olukumi People Of Delta State, And Yoruba Words by hurrycayne: 8:47pm On May 12, 2018
Vha ku esuo, vha suọ


Also, going outside Nigeria to far far edeli iibo (Europe), English, German, Dutch and Afrikaans (spoken in south Africa) all fall under the Germanic group of languages. They had history together, but no German will claim he's English and no Dutch will claim Afrikaans. Their languages have similarities, however they are different languages with different cultures.
Culture / Re: The Majority Itsekiri,Ilaje,olukumi People Of Delta State, And Yoruba Words by hurrycayne: 8:39pm On May 12, 2018
I hope we all know that edoid, yoruboid and igboid languages fall under one language group... The Kwa language group? This means they probably had a common source. This does not mean they are the same Language as the difference between them has become more than the similarity. So please let us stop this battle of superiority that will never end, because no Edo person worth his salt will agree he is Yoruba or descended therefrom and no Igbo person will agree they are Edo. These three peoples have influenced eachother culturally some more than others and this should be reasons for unity not discord .
Culture / Re: Ooni Of Ife Visits Ogiame Ikenwoli, The Olu Of Warri by hurrycayne: 8:22pm On May 12, 2018
Ogiame - king of the waters
Ogiso - king of the sky
Culture / Re: Oba Of Benin Visits Ooni Of Ife by hurrycayne: 7:38pm On May 12, 2018
My own is when will Edos have a central language? The dialects are too diverse stretching from Edo to Delta, Kogi and Ondo. Na because say we no get central language we dey appear small for these pipu eye.

Can someone open a thread where we can learn simple Edo (Bini) sentences? I go like learn.

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Culture / Re: Oba Of Benin Visits Ooni Of Ife by hurrycayne: 7:27pm On May 12, 2018
Do not insult the oba. It speaks bad about you.


NwaAmaikpe:
shocked



This yeye Oba travels more than a runs girl.

Ozuo King.
Culture / Re: The Most Influential Ethnic Group In Nigeria. by hurrycayne: 7:25pm On May 12, 2018
Without bias, the Hausas are the most influential ethnic group.

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Culture / Re: Iru Mgbede (fattening Room) by hurrycayne: 7:23pm On May 12, 2018
Never heard of its practice in igboland. I'm not Igbo though, so I guess that explains why.
Culture / Re: Etsako (ibie) Verbs by hurrycayne: 8:29am On May 08, 2018
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All Edo (etsako) verbs begin with consonants and end with vowels.

Edo has singular and plural verbs which distinguishes it from many other languages. The plural verbs are used to show that many people partook in the action or that the action has been done repeatedly.


Banọ a- UnCloth
Bale - come
Bẹna - to do with style
Bino - check
Chalọ - drag
Chino - pack
Chiki - to be stiff
Chiki - to move slightly
Chigbe - to do an action after a prior action
Dala - to be agreeable
Da kua - diffuse
Degbe
Dobẹ - leave, able
Dolo - to chew
Dono- to turn
Dọbọ - make a mistake
Fali - to pay
Fami - to pretend
Fẹli - to watch
Filo - to put Inside à container
Gẹnọ- to tie
Gọnọ - to shake
Gbagia - to loosen, to digest
Haino - argue
Jigi- to shake
Kalọ - count, calculate
Kuẹ - fight
Kele- to want
Kẹsẹ - to remain
Khọlọ - crawl
Khọli- fight
Lọlọ - to be slippery
Lọghiẹ -to change
Lọsọ - to contain
Mati - to be able
Manọ - to burn slightly, to form seeds
Manọ - build.(plural)
Masẹ- measure, plan
Mhushe - massage
Nanọ - run (plural)
Nẹnẹ - to defecate (plural)
Rọ kasẹ - show, to dry
Rọ shi - keep
Rọ kiẹ - iṣẹ
Rọ na - give
Rọ vu - take away
Sanọ - pick
Sato - remember
Sami - to be pregnant
Saka ku - to be scattered about
Shitọ - sit
Tano (plural)- narrate
Tala - break (as in a bone)
Tagẹa - to loosen a knot
Tọnọ - dig, build (plural)
Vanọ -split
Vare- come
Vule - stand up
Wasẹ - to misplace
Walọ - fetch
Wolọ - pack
Wola -quarrel
Wọlọ- pluck (bird feathers)
Wushe - stir
Yakhọ - leave
Yele a - forget
Yele le- remember, remind
Yemi - reply
Zẹ emhuẹ- disrespect
Zẹ obọ - leave, abandon
Zẹ owẹ - Take a step
Zuse - block
Zugu - scatter
Zọlọ - complain
Culture / Re: Etsako (ibie) Verbs by hurrycayne: 2:36am On May 08, 2018
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All Edo (etsako) verbs begin with consonants and end with vowels.

Edo has singular and plural verbs which distinguishes it from many other languages. The plural verbs are used to show that many people partook in the action or that the action has been done repeatedly.

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Banọ a- UnCloth
Bale - come
Bẹna - to do with style
Bino - check
Chalọ - drag
Chino - pack
Chiki - to be stiff
Chiki - to move slightly
Chigbe - to do an action after a prior action
Dala - to be agreeable
Da kua - diffuse
Degbe
Dolo - to chew
Dono- to turn
Dọbọ - make a mistake
Fali - to pay
Fami - to pretend
Fẹli - to watch
Filo - to put Inside à container
Gẹnọ- to tie
Gọnọ - to shake
Gbagia - to loosen, to digest
Haino - argue
Jigi- to shake
Kalọ - count, calculate
Kuẹ - fight
Kele- to want
Kẹsẹ - to remain
Khọlọ - crawl
Khọli- fight
Lọlọ - to be slippery
Lọghiẹ -to change
Lọsọ - to contain
Manọ - to burn slightly, to form seeds
Manọ - build.(plural)
Masẹ- measure, plan
Mhushe - massage
Nanọ - run (plural)
Nẹnẹ - to defecate (plural)
Rọ kasẹ - show, to dry
Rọ shi - keep
Rọ kiẹ - iṣẹ
Rọ na - give
Rọ vu - take away
Sanọ - pick
Sato - remember
Sami - to be pregnant
Saka ku - to be scattered about
Shitọ - sit
Tano (plural)- narrate
Tala - break (as in a bone)
Tagẹa - to loosen a knot
Tọnọ - dig, build (plural)
Vanọ -split
Vare- come
Vule - stand up
Wasẹ - to misplace
Walọ - fetch
Wolọ - pack
Wola -quarrel
Wọlọ- pluck (bird feathers)
Wushe - stir
Yakhọ - leave
Yele a - forget
Yele le- remember, remind
Culture / Re: Etsako (ibie) Verbs by hurrycayne: 1:50am On May 08, 2018
hurrycayne:
Etsako (Ibie) verbs with recurring sounds

Baba- to flutter (like a bird)
Chichi- to flatter
Dada- to cross (a road)
Dudu - to pour in large quantities
Dodo - to hawk
Gaga- to deceive
Gẹgẹ- to pamper / to pacify
Gogo- to wander
Khekhe- to feel heavy (body part)
Kẹkẹ- to write
Kiki- to start a vehicle
Kọkọ - to swallow
Khọkhọ- to describe
Kpọkpọ - to disturb
Kpakpa - to disturb
Kuku- to close
Lala- to lick
Lele- to turn/ stir
Lẹlẹ- to deceive
Lolo- count
Nyanya- to quicken up
Nono- to want/ to look for
Nẹnẹ(usually shortened to nẹ)- to defecate
Sese- to do
Susu- to tempt
Sheshe- to repair
Shasha- to smash
Shishi- to clean
Zaza- to quicken up

.


See edoafemai.blogspot.com.ng for more
Culture / Re: Etsako (ibie) Verbs by hurrycayne: 1:45am On May 08, 2018
No, but you could look up these sites
etsakolanguage.com

edoafemai.blogspot.com.ng

Kalapizim:
woow I am from estako central, Anegbette and don't know how to speak my dialect.
do you have any book on the language you can recommend.
Culture / Re: Etsako (ibie) Verbs by hurrycayne: 1:39am On May 08, 2018
You know most languages in Edo and Delta (and some other states) are just dialects of the Edo spoken in Benin. I hope very soon we'll be able to teach Bini in schools and adopt is as a Lingua Franca in that area.

AxxeMan:
Wow its basically Benin language

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