100 NAMES OF ANIMALS IN CENTRAL IGBO (with Audio)
WHERE TO LEARN AFRICAN LANGUAGES IN LONDON
It’s often said that “Language is the road map of a culture”.
When you learn a language, you learn the essence of a people. Tonal languages in particular (which many African languages are) require you to have a nuanced and astute approach to receiving and sharing sounds.
As the world continues to globalise, in the coming decades many of the over 6000 languages currently spoken will be rendered extinct. As a language enthusiast and a lover of cultures I find this terrifying. Language is not only a person’s tool to communicate, it’s the code to a long history of a people’s experiences, emotions and understandings, which holds in it an abundance of knowledge and a unique interpretation of the world.
With that said, below is a short directory of establishments that offer different African language courses in London.
For free online Igbo lessons by Okwu ID click here
LEARN IGBO IN LONDON
See our Article
OKWU ID directory: https://okwuid.com/2017/10/23/where-to-learn-igbo-in-london/
LEARN YORUBA IN LONDON:
Classes Hosted by Next Generation Naijas
Courses on Meet UP: https://www.meetup.com/Yoruba-Lesons/
FORMING SIMPLE SENTENCES IN IGBO
Similar to English, Igbo present tense word order is typically:
- SUBJECT (I/He/They…etc)
- VERB (to go/to be/…etc)
- OBJECT (happiness(adjective)/park…etc)
So if I wanted to say I am a nice person. I would say:
A(I) bu m(am) ezigbo(a good) mmadu(person).
Below are some examples of Igbo verb conjugation using the verb (to be)
|ỊMARA MMA – TO BE GOOD LOOKING
|Amara m mma||I am good looking|
|Ị mara mma||You are good looking|
|Ọ mara mma||He/she/it is good looking|
|Anyị mara mma||We are (group) good looking|
|Anyị machara mma||We are (individually) good looking|
Guess the Word Challenge with Nigerians. On in this video, the contestants (with little Igbo) try to translate some Igbo words at Okwu ID’s winter even last year.
Below is a list of common Igbo Instruments
The Okwu ID panel returns to discuss Kanye West’s endorsement of Donald Tump and some of the issues facing the black middle class.