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TEACH YOURSELF EDO LANGUAGE BOOK I

 

 
Alex G. Igbineweka
Director of Edo & Guosa Languages
American Heritage University
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PREAMBLE:

You are all welcome to TEACH YOURSELF EDO LANGUAGE, and we shall begin this course with the simple or common greetings and salutations first in Edo language and duly translated into the English language.

Before we commence, I must make this special warning that the materials contained in this lesson tape and disc must never be copied, reproduced, retrieved, transferred, or re-written in any manner without the written approval and consent of the Guosa Language Research Center, P.O. Box 2797, Richmond, CA 94802; or, Guosa Language Research Center, 647 16th Street, Unit A, Richmond, CA 94801; Telephone Area Code 510-233-9228.

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Edo Language ............................English Language

bkhan .................................welcome
bwa .....................................greetings to you at home
Kyo ........................................hello
Vb ye h? ...........................How are you/how is it?
y s ....................................It is fine, o.k.
bwie ...................................good morning
bvn ...................................good afternoon
b t ....................................good evening
khen wie .............................until tomorrow morning/good night
bwn ..................................greetings to you at work
r s ..................................thank you
slgb ..................................complements of the seasons (end of the year/new years greetings)

Next in Lesson One, we shall study a little bit of the Edo language grammar as folllows:

Alphabets: B D F G H K L M N P R S T V W Y Z

Note: The first letter after the consonant D, i.e. takes the form of vowel (H) while the fifth letter and vowel in the Alphabets is pronounced (EH) (mid tone) and a dot under the letter E

From the above graphic alphabets you will observe that the Edo language has no letters like "C", "J" and "X".

Thus you can compose some elementary words using the above Edo Alhpabets and vowels, though the PC do not have all the qualities for me to properly write them in an original Edo form and version, for instance I cannot find a vowel with a dot under it in the Computer.

In the mean time:

LESSON ONE:

Edo Language ..................English Language

Ky ...............................hello
Vbo y h(h).. ..................how is it?
y s ...........................it is fine or good
Vb te rue? ..................What are you called?
Vb ore 'n rue ..................What is your name?
rh ...................................father
y ....................................mother
tn................................. relation
tnmwn ........................my relation
kpia ...............................male, man
kho ..............................female, woman

Now, how can I say in Edo language:

My male relation _____________________________
My female relation _____________________________
My brother _____________________________
My sister _____________________________
Hello, my brother _____________________________
Hello, my sister _____________________________
Hello, father my father _____________________________
Hello, my mothe _____________________________


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LESSON TWO ENAO: (Noun):

Let us now direct our minds on the different parts of speech in the Enclish and get the corresponding words in Edo language, begining with the Noun; or, (NAO) in anglo-Edo phone.

TONE: ` low tone; high tone; ^ hight to low tones v low to high tones; mid tone unmarked.

Edo Language :

A) Vb y No kha?

1) E No rr n gh mwn komwn, mwn kmwn, r ehekehe. Vb gh gemwn:

2) En gh mwn
Benjamin Imhonde
Philip Obazee
Kelvin Idehen
Hilary Evbayiro
Cynthia Enahoro
Ehimwenman Aimiuwu
Victor Uwaifo

3) n gh mwn kmwn:

kp, klk; vbe; men; znfua; vbr, gh, mto, zz, hh, kp, w, khrh, rba, fugbn, hn, mowo, yn, ghd, l'vb gha khan.

4) n gh hkhe:

khokho; kob, rom, gnebd, baz, ghll, ra, govbob, rhkos, dnmwn gun, gae gh b; l'vb s 'vb.

 

English Translation:

A) What is a Noun?

1) Answer: Noun is a name of any person, things or places. For example

2) Personal Noun:
Benjamin Imhonde
Philip Obazee
Cynthia Enahoro
Kelvin Idehen
Ehimwenman Aimiuwu
Victor Uwaifo

3) Noun of things:

Cup, drinking glass (glass cup), Kola-nut, Water, Crayfish, Money, Motor, Fan, Air/wind, Road, Bed, Umbrella, Rubber, Oil, Fish, Meat/beef, Yam, Plantain, and so on.

4) Noun of places:

Okhuokhuo, Ekioba, Uromi, Agenebode, Ubiaza, Ughelli, Erua, Ighuovbiobo, rhkos , Idunmwun Igun, Eguae oghe Oba, and so on.

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