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Yoruba language is dying! Do you agree?

Discussion in 'MOVIES IN AFRICAN LANGUAGES' started by vince, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    I knew yu be jayejaye baba-ngba-laifu kinda guy :D
    Oya, Multibaba, oko awon omoge, na mi lowo koreeti o, ja mi, lego koreeti o!
    Se mi lowo Multi ara Ilu Amerika, O pitu ninu awon onise oko-owo, oya wole o boode, koo dami lohun o! Oya, come spray me wit dolapo too, abi yu tink say I dey praise and drum for yu for notin ? :mad:
     
  2. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    Yes i remember that one.I used to avoid it because it was too scary for my young mind back then.
     
  3. Multioption

    Multioption Well-Known Member

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    hmmmm...gone are the days (Ibon ni awon igba ni). GSA, I'm loving you today for taking me down the memory lane.
     
  4. Multioption

    Multioption Well-Known Member

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    I don learn how not to get carried away. I fell into the trap of one juju musician...spent all the money on me before some girls showed up, called themselves "awon omo empire" (beautiful and educated gals) come see how I dey look like zombie......

    I don't get carried away. if the musician like, mek him sing waka, fuji or calypso, I won't budge.
     
  5. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    :teu26:
    On a serious note though, from a purely literary point of view, it was a valid part of the canon of Yoruba language literature.
     
  6. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    :D :fing02:
     
  7. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    Shebi yu budge today now ? :D abi yu wan tell me say una no budge ? :teu26:
    Di wan wey ah go sing for una sef, efun if Babangida hia am, hin go gif me all di money wey dey for hin swiss account :laugh:
     
  8. Peaches

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    I beg to differ, Funmibaby. Yoruba has phrases for the devices you've listed above but not words.

    Let's take Television for example. Yoruba will call this: Ero amohun m'aworan. Now, that to me is more like an explanation, a break down rather than a word. I'm sure you couldn't write it as Eroamounmaworan, now could you?

    Well, I guess in a nutshell, my point is: Yoruba language is definitely not developed. Accomodating? Maybe but developed? No!
     
  9. Peaches

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    Great debate. I have to give kudos to Multioption and Pete on this one.

    One thing I find interesting however is the fact that before launching into attacks or counter arguements, none of the opposers actually asked Multioption the preliminary question: why?

    Most respondents basically got emotional! LOL....

    I wish Multi could return to continue this debate.
     
  10. Peaches

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    In other words, the English language is superior to any other language! I agree!!grinning:
     
  11. vince

    vince Well-Known Member

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    That's not what i meant.English is just adaptable and it is regularly upgraded,that's all.
     
  12. Peaches

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    Doesn't the fact that it's unbeatable make it superior in other sense? At least The Thesaurus agrees...
     
  13. Abike

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    Aunty Peaches,....hmmm....oun wa ja o!



     
  14. Peaches

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    If we can pause and stop getting sentimental or emotional for a few, then maybe we'd come to agree that it's true.
     
  15. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    Perhaps if the Yorubas conquer, capture and colonise much of the world, they can impose their language and then claim it is superior in a few hundred years time!
    Until then, we will all have to agree to disagree.
     
  16. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Why not? There is no rule that says we can't write it like that. As a matter of fact, that is how you suppose to write it. A good Yoruba professor would give you an 'A' for that word.
    Please check out the dictionary on the these words:
    TELEcommunication
    TELEvision
    TELEgraph
    TELEphone
    TELEscope
    TELEtypewriter
    TELEgram

    These words ^ were one time phrases put together. I'm pretty sure you will come back and agree that Yoruba language is definitely developed!
     
  17. vince

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    There should be yearly upgrade of yoruba,and the upgrades made should be made public,especially on the net.
     
  18. Peaches

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    GSA, re-read your statement and you'll see that you've in a nutshell agreed that the English language and a matter of fact; it's people are superior!

    I said it!

    You said the English:
    Would any country or people have been successfully captured if they were as clever, intelligent or forward thinking as their invaders? No! The English not only proved their superiority in the African continent but all over planet Earth!

    Do you want to go on with this?
     
  19. Peaches

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    Yeah....but they weren't written as: Voice and visual device or communication device...and what nots. You see what i'm getting at?
     
  20. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    I see what you are getting at as far as "phrases" go. But Yoruba language is well developed, there are words you don't even know they exist unless you do advanced Yoruba - which I think they should make mandatory for every student (from High school to college).
     

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