Hey y'all this is my response to sugabelly language chanllege, Its basically to get the
Hello, hi,how are you guys hope you are all fine
Like I said before my name is YSU or that’s what I use to write here on blogville
I’m so excited I can speak esan this afternoon
Like I said before I was born in esan land and came to the US at 12
Before I came here I was in Lagos for 2 years so I understand very welll
So you Yoruba people who are doing this challenge I’m excited because I can understand pretty much everything you guys are saying and I don’t need translation
Today I have not much to say
Esan is the only language that I speak at home to my father and mother and its great cause when I went home in 2008 some people that don’t know me thought I was from Lagos or Abuja they never thought I left naija for a bit apart from my super light skin like oyibo but once I speak Esan they are like oh this one na real omo Esan because my esan was quite tight.
I find it very difficult to speak English to my parents its sound so foreign
And sometime my mom get angry when I’m speaking esan to them when people are around
Because its kind of very rude
I think all Nigerian languages are very beautiful. So it is very important that we speak our language
It is not good that a child cannot even understand anything
At least speak a for them to understand even if they can’t speak it there is not problem
And if you don’t speak any dialect like madam sting said speak pidgin to them
So they can understand or speak something from their culture/Nigeria
Like I said before I have not much to say
So before I go let me teach you guys 4 things
When you wakeup- or anytime during the day you say "Lgiesan" or "Lagiensan Owen" if they are older than you. This is our regular greeting
"Bodiaye" which means “how are you”
"Ofure" is the response to Bodiaye which means I’m fine
The fourth one I want to teach you guys is "Riabo"
In esanland where I'm from after eating we great "Riabo"...The elders around you say Riabo
It was funny once I went to visit a Yoruba family after eating I greated "Thank you sir' "Thank you ma"
They were laughing and ask why I was thanking them.
I told them we great after eating and it was funny that they don't have that in the yoruba culture
Even if its a man or woman even if the person is a day older than you, you must great after eather
So those where the four lesson for you guys maybe I will be back here for some more But Before I Leave here is a song for you guys
Who is listening to me that God Love
Who is listening to me that God stand for
Let us love one another so God can help us
It is not what the world says that God’s say
Aright bye for now.
Here are the rules:
1. It DOES NOT MATTER how well you can speak your language. The goal is to speak regardless. So don't worry if you don't speak that well or you have to include lots of English words. ALL language levels are welcome.
2. Video posts or Audio posts are strongly preferred. This is because the point is to hear and enjoy the spoken language. Written posts are frowned upon but will be accepted too. ^_^
3. Please always provide a translation for your readers of other ethnicities! Translations should be in English and can be in the form of captions under a video post, or written transcripts for audio and written posts.
4. Please tag each participating post as - language challenge - and post the link here in the comments so I can link to it and make all of them easy to find.
5. Please encourage other Nigerian bloggers to post in Nigerian languages.