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Learn Edo the easy way

An Edo – English dictionary

Textbook 2016 458 Pages

African Studies

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Acknowledgements

First of all, I would like to thank the lord almighty for his belief in me, for given me the understanding, knowledge and the idea to put this book together, thank you Lord.

My thanks goes out to Mr. Idowu Omosigho for his time and effort to help strengthen some of the linguistic terminology that where sort in this book were of great help to me, and Timo Fischer, whats up man? Vielen dank.

Finally, I wish to express my sincere gratitude's to my Dad Solomon Ogunrobo Ogbeide, My beloved sister Mrs. Caroline Oyiomoare Ogbemudia of blessed memories, my mum Mrs. Aimierovbiye Ogbeide, my brothers, sisters, friends and the entir Ogbeide family.

Peace to you all.

About the book

You would like to understand Edo, speak, read and to write and linguistic security and to have confidence in all-important aspect of everyday situations.

The Edo double consonants will take you quickly and securely into the language. It is entertaining and motivating and it will gives you a vivid picture of today's Edo. In addition, you will learn many useful and interesting facts about the country, people and culture.

The fact that a significant number of Edos reside abroad, and they have great potentials to positively help push this book, and the edo language beyond the edo / Nigeria boarder.

This book titled: Learn Edo the easy way, is meant for individuals who wish to learn the language Edo in order to have an easy communication with the great state and the lovely people it inhabitat. It's meant for those who lives in or outside Nigeria and has no access to anything Edo language books, as they would like their offspring to learn the language.

To enable them communicate with their relatives whenever they talk or visit Edo / Nigeria.

Last but not least, this book is also meant for schools or any higher institutions that would like to introduce or add it as part of their academic programmes.

You will forget your language when you refuse to pick it up yourself, not because someone wants you to.

So, don't lose your language!

Motivation

My Motivations to write this book are: Since I have been in abroad, and anywhere I have visited, people I met, be it families, friends and places: Black on black or black on white, I find out that in many cases none of their children learn or speaks the Edo (their mother tongue) language, if you ask why it is so? You always get the same answer, that their children do understand the language, but they cannot speak it.

And some other family complaint of not able to find a place to buy anything Edo book or audio in order for their children to learn the language, where by when your look at other ethnic groups around, like the Turks and other minorities, their children can speak their languages.

There are books and other media that enables them to learn the language of their parents. So, this book is part of my contribution to the growing humble numbers of the Edo indigenes that strives everyday to see that this beautiful language Edo stays alive for our future generations.

Short history of Edo:

Benin City is the capital of Edo state, which is always referred to, as the heartbeat of Nigeria is located in the central southern part of Nigeria, West Africa.

Edo - state is consist of several other ethnic (languages) groups, The Bini, (Benin) which is also known as the Edo, the Esan/Ishan, the Afemai, the Emai and the Ijaw.

Edo is among many languages spoken in Edo and it is the major spoken language in Edo- state. The history of the ancient Benin and the language Edo has been over 1,400 years in existence. In 601, AD, Igodo, the first in a series of Kings, settled in what is now known as Benin City, which was named Igodomigodo. The beginning of Oba Era in Benin: from Oba "Eweka 1" (About 1200AD - 1235 AD) to" Erediauwa" the 38th Oba of Benin (1978 AD-present).

See (http://www.edoworld.net/Obas.html) for more details.

The Oba of Benin is very dear to the Edo people.

Benin civilization was established during the Ogiso era, and that of the Eweka dynasty, in a wise spirit of continuity, built on the solid foundation laid by the Ogisos.

This great language Edo have been going down as if it is just a language, no, Edo is not just a language, its more than that, its a language full of everything great, it is a language that is at the back bone of the country Nigeria and its full of great histories. For my love and due that I own to the language, I stay awake every night and day to help this great language stand on its feet again in order words for this language to take back its rightful position in Nigeria and in Africa history again, as an Empire and one of Africa oldest kingdom.

It is the duty of every Edo men and women to keep this Empire-Edo and its language strong and alive.

Because, this language Edo, thanks to it, was the reason that I know how to read and write today.

Nigeria

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The Nigeria Map

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Available online at:

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Edo

The Local Government Areas in Edo State

Population: Over 4 million inside and more than one third outside

Edo State consists of 18th Local Government Areas:

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State Liason Office: Lagos:

Edo House,

Plot 1225, Ahmadu Bello Way,

Victoria Island, Lagos.

Tel: 01-2619772

Abuja:

215/2 Dodoma Close, Zone 6, Wuse District Abuja

Edo Map

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Available online at:

http://www.upcinn.net/state_details.php?id=edo

The Ancient Benin City

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Available online at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigeria

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Oba ghatokpere — Long live the king

1. Introducing the double consonants

First of all, to quick understand the Edo Language, it's best to understand the basic alphabets known as the A B D ne (nagbeva) agbeva. (The double consonants) e.g.: GB, GH, KH, KP, MW, RR, RH, VB, and so on. Once you understand that, then the rest would come easy. You need to have an understanding of the vocabularies, especially the verbal system.

Like every other languages, writing it is different from speaking it.

For example, using Names/words like: Ogbeide (Rugby), Egharevba, Okhuo, Ikponmwosa, Ekponmwen, Gberra (Irrational), Rhule (Rhine) and Vboyehe.

The A B D ne (nagbeva) agbeva (The Double Consonants Phoneme)

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The Vowels: A, E, E, I, O, O, U

The Single Consonants:

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

1.1 The Alphabets

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Any word that start with these alphabets are always pronounced with e before the word:

B, C, D, E, F, G, H, J, K, M, N, P, Q, R, S, T, U,
V, W, Y

E.g.: e Brian, e Charles, e Daniel, e Europe, e Friday, e Germany, e Holland, e Jessica, e Kingsley, e Monday, e Nigeria, e Police, e Question, e Richard, e Student, e Teacher, e Unity, e Victor, e Weather, e Youth 1.2 Alphabets in use

A B D E E F G GB GH H I K KH K P L M MW N O O P R RR RH S T U V VB W Y Z

1.3 Aman nokhua kevbe, Aman nekhere Big and Small Alphabets

Aman nokhua vbe nekhere = Capital and small letters:

Aa, Bb, Dd, Ee, Ee, Ff, Gg, Hh, Ii, Kk, Ll, Mm, Nn, Oo, Oo, Pp, Rr, Ss, Tt, Uu, Vv, Ww, Yy, Zz

Aman nekhere = Small letters: a, b, d, e, e, f, g, h, i, k, l, m, n, o, o, p, r, s, t, u, v, w, y, z

1.4 SINGULAR AND PLURA OF WORDS IN EDO TO ENGLISH

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Pages
458
Year
2016
ISBN (eBook)
9783668189607
ISBN (Book)
9783668189614
File size
19.1 MB
Language
English
Catalog Number
v316698
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