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Yoruba language is dying! Do you agree?

funmo said:
My favourite dictator,
That would be telling wouldn't it? Part of the reason you adore me so much ;) is because I am alluring and mysterious, abi? Why spoil a wonderful thing with too much information? Luvving ya toooooo! luxlove:
My sweetest belle, I gotta know what you're studying before I send my introduction letter to your folks now ? :cool-smil Yu dis geeli, ah no sabi di tin wey I fit do yu now. :eyes
 

Oyinkan

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funmo said:
Make I join the roforofo o :sport-smi :)

@Multi, I totally disagree with you. English superior to whaaat! What a crock!I do not know too many languages, but yoruba is deep, poetic, lyrical, beautiful!

Have you ever wanted to translate something from English to yoruba but as you did so, the meaning was completely lost? No way can you start to compare english to yoruba. Have you ever heard sunny Ade praising somebodi in that fantastic language? Ya head never swell? How can you even begin to compare the dry, functional, boring language that is english to the beautiful peotry of yoruba? Oga, I go vex for una o.
Its like comparing a 504 to a mercedes na. The fact that they both carry you to ya destination does not in any way mean that the driving experience is the same. I love the yoruba language. Its the same way I have heard bible scholars describing original hebrew and greek. They wail that there is just no way you can really enjoy the bible, particularly books like psalms and songs of solomon in English, you lose too much of the beauty, the prose, the ahhhhh!

Oga multi, I respect una o, but dis ya talk get k leg. Make I no vex for una o.

As for all of una people wey ansa am, OlaM, dis ya afata, e get as e be o, you sef don join the players? Dis ya playing na international o!
Abiks, se Pa J don eat today?
Funmi , oloruko mi, ku ise o.
Oga Pete, na true u dey tok o. How english go come compare to any of our beautiful languages?

Abacha, na you biko!

Work dey call my name ojare, but Multi's comment pulled me out of hibernation. How im go tok dat kin tin? Ehn? rolleye:
funmo
u've said it all
 

bronzy

Active Member
Multioption said:
Yoruba lingo died long ago!

English language is superior to Yoruba lingo or any West African dialect! Anyone interested in debating that?
Yoruba language is not dead anything in fact its a matter of time that yoruba language is goin to sweep the whole of Nigeria. I mean everybody speaks at least one word of yoruba. like: "anyways SHA" "ABI you no know?" "wetin dey SHELE" "you NKO" figure that out.
 

vince

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To promote yoruba among the new young yoruba generations(teenagers),producing comicbooks in yoruba featuring cool yoruba superheroes they can really relate to is a good way to go.What do you guys think?
 

Multioption

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vince said:
To promote yoruba among the new young yoruba generations(teenagers),producing comicbooks in yoruba featuring cool yoruba superheroes they can really relate to is a good way to go.What do you guys think?
Brilliant idea! Wish I know how to create cartoons.
 
vince said:
To promote yoruba among the new young yoruba generations(teenagers),producing comicbooks in yoruba featuring cool yoruba superheroes they can really relate to is a good way to go.What do you guys think?
I actually had such an idea a while ago, with ideas for stories etc. However, I'd need a graphic artist/illustrator since I'm not good with drawing.
 

vince

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Multioption said:
Brilliant idea! Wish I know how to create cartoons.
There are lots of great artists in naija.You don't have to know how to draw,you just operate on the organizational level.I am seriously thinking of writing a story based on a group of yoruba guys who decide to do this project in naija.It is a concept worth looking at very seriously.
 

vince

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Gen Sani Abacha said:
I actually had such an idea a while ago, with ideas for stories etc. However, I'd need a graphic artist/illustrator since I'm not good with drawing.
Dem boku for naija now,el general.
 
vince said:
There are lots of great artists in naija.You don't have to know how to draw,you just operate on the organizational level.I am seriously thinking of writing a story based on a group of yoruba guys who decide to do this project in naija.It is a concept worth looking at very seriously.
Let's know how it goes. I've still gotta sort out my own stuff, then see about the format, artistes etc.
 
vince said:
Dem boku for naija now,el general.
I sabi, but I'd want to run an international operation with simultaneous publishing in the UK for the EU Region, and the USA for the Americas. Well, let me stop flying before I've learnt to take one baby step.
 

vince

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Why has no one thought of this in naija,by the way?Or have they?I find it inconcievable that nobody has tried to venture into this area given the earning potential.Apart from the monetary gains,yoruba needs some sort of mordern lierature to boost it among yorubas.
BTW,is ATOKA back on?It was very popular back in the days.
 

Multioption

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Gen Sani Abacha said:
What are you doing here ? Haven't you got any owambe party to attend to ? Abi yu no wan spray all dese fuji musicians wit ya dolapo ? :teu26:
Abacha, how did you know about owambe's party for today? I just returned from a wedding...I refused to spray money...one funny thing happened....

At the registry, after solemnisation...went into the car and was waiting on driver who was attending to some folks......na so one man dey run after a girl of about 25yrs, na so the girl said "ori mi de n wu bi e se n praise mi"...she gave the man some naira notes...na so the pereseke man turned around and saw me in the car...come see show. The man jumped up and said "ah te mi ti da loni..." I couldn't help but burst out in laughter....quickly gave him some dough..asked him to leave me alone before others join him.

I had fun, have been attending functions....Naija is fun!
 
vince said:
Why has no one thought of this in naija,by the way?Or have they?I find it inconcievable that nobody has tried to venture into this area given the earning potential.Apart from the monetary gains,yoruba needs some sort of mordern lierature to boost it among yorubas.
BTW,is ATOKA back on?It was very popular back in the days.
Not that I know of. However, the Yoruba language newspaper "Alaroye", is very popular across Yorubaland, and has very good cartoon strips in it. Very nicely drawn figures, and good Yoruba language dialogue.

Now, I don't know if you're aware or not, but there used to be a set of Yoruba language comic books published when I was a kid, it dealt with supernatural themes - witches, etc- it also had an English language version.It was titled "Aye Akamara", the English version being "This Odd World", and we used to read both versions in those days.