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Yoruba language is dying! Do you agree?

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

  1. Tomi

    Tomi Active Member

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    I hope me are not confusing "Universal" with "Superior"

    of life
    .. "rear thing are usually superior to common ones"

    My view
    no LANGUAGE is superior to another.. and when i say none.. goes far beyond .. yoruba and english
     
  2. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    In Naija, Oodua land -certain parts- English language is "superior" to Yoruba.
     
  3. Tomi

    Tomi Active Member

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    that's a mindset... people suffer from "inferiority complex"
    has nothing to do with the quality of what they bear...

    If you drive a benz and you see everyone around u driving 504.. the fact that u think your benz is inferior.. cos the cool thing is 504.. doesn't actually make it inferior.. does it? :).. it is the quality and durability of your benz that make it of superior quality
     
  4. Peaches

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    Good! So in essence, you've agreed that superiority can be measured by quality and durability in your example, right? Very well then. You will no doubt agree that one language can indeed be superior to the other due to it's wide reach, evolution, etc. For this reason, I hope you can concede, using your own thesis that the English language is far superior than any other language in this world - this present day.
     
  5. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    Yep, it's inferiority complex. I agree with you but the thread is about how Yoruba language is dying and this "inferiority complex" is playing a huge role. Since most of these people suffer from inferiority complex, it makes English language superior to Yoruba. What do you call when a student got C4 in Yoruba and P8 in English but got hammered because he didn't score high in English?
     
  6. paj

    paj D JENGBORAN OF YORUBALAND

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    I dont know what U yoruba-speaking ROOKIES are talking about..the language is live and well..perhaps when U're hanging wiff ya bota-cronies una dey fok am up like sey it's an english subsidiary....but those who speak Ijinle speak Ijinle with aplomb...yes because of the changing world and the influence of technology you can't help but call certain words the way the oyiboman invent am..but still...even with that...Yorubas keep reinventing the language and keeping it real:Examples of the yoruba versions of english words:

    1.Telephone:Ero Ibani-soro
    2.Cellular Phone or GSM:ERo Ibanisoro Agbe'kiri(or Agbe kaakiri :D)
    3.Television:Ero amohun m'aworan
    4.ATM:Ero Agba'ke Po'wo (takes card and spits money)
    5.Aeroplane: Baluu
    6.Radio: As'oro Magb'esi(talks but never waits for reply:D)
    7.Two Seater Moto: So kin so
    8.Orange Juice: Omi Osan :D
     
  7. Peaches

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    No, it's not inferiority complex! And I say you're in denial.
     
  8. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    PaJ, what needs to be done is for Yoruba professors to get together and update on Yoruba dictionary -revision. I was watching a Yoruba movie yesterday, Asiri Gomina Wa, and the guy translated "financial" to "Isunuowo" I was like hmm...mo gbo tuntun! Now I know a new word.:)
     
  9. kolinzo

    kolinzo Oodua4life

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    ...you care to explain?
     
  10. paj

    paj D JENGBORAN OF YORUBALAND

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    ...UMM...rrrr..Peaches...sorry to bust your bubble but English is NOT superior to any other language..it's just more popular ..thanks to colonialism and the introduction of 'standard education'.If English were more superior how come French is considered to be sexier?Or Spanish more ronamtik?or German more 'gruff'?Maybe the depth of your knowledge of the Yoruba language compared to English is what makes U think so but it's because of the limits set thanks to society.When you hear the Yoruba language being spoken in its most prolific form U go bow...

    Pa
     
  11. paj

    paj D JENGBORAN OF YORUBALAND

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    ...I tell you,it's amazing how the language continues to adapt.I general converse with my sister via email while @ work in almost strictly yoruba,especially if we dey discuss sensitive stuff cause U never know who might decide to pokenose...and the way we do it,a regular yoruba speaker go need some tylenol to decipher the stuff.This is not just regular yoruba we use here...we do the Ijinle stuff...remember..I'm from Ibadan...so when we get down..we GET DOWN..:D:D
    Pa
     
  12. Abike

    Abike Well-Known Member

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    I now know the method wey u dey use to toast Sikira......wellll play...! :box



     
  13. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    I concede the fact that they did conquer one quarter of the earth's people and territory, good for them!
    They can't try it now though, although their language is still the main player for global politics, commerce and industry.

    This does not mean the English language is naturally superior to the Yoruba language. Infact, linguistically speaking no language is innately superior to another; that is my position and I'll stick to it!

    Now the attitude, aptitude and organisational prowess of the owners of the language is another matter. Are you with me ?

    ciao
     
  14. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    GBAM! grinning:
     
  15. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    O'l boy come out now and say it; ya mean Lagos don't you ?
    I regard Lagos as lost territory wrt the rest of Yorubaland.
     
  16. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    grinning: grinning:
     
  17. Atlakos

    Atlakos Life, Love & Happiness

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  18. Atlakos

    Atlakos Life, Love & Happiness

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    Oga Vince thanks a Million grinning:
    I watched it - loved it sweat:
    you know - with this double lingo thing, i dont even think i need it subtitled after alll. sweat: Loving it!
     
  19. praizes2000

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    Abajo, i always wonder where is this man from until now.
    Kini so?
    Omo ajorosun omo afi karahun fori mu. Well done. :1087:
     
  20. Gen Sani Abacha

    Gen Sani Abacha SUPREME DICTATOR

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    A very old, but entertaining/enlightening thread..hmmmmmm
     

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