Beginner's Yoruba with Online Audio

Beginner's Yoruba with Online Audio

by Kayode J. Fakinlede

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Overview

Yoruba, one of the national languages of Nigeria, is spoken by more than 30 million people worldwide. This book’s 15 lessons, designed with the beginning student in mind, are ideal for both classroom use and self-study. Each opens with a dialogue about an everyday topic, which is then broken down for the study of grammar and vocabulary. Cultural notes give the material its proper context, and exercises reinforce the student’s mastery of the lesson. The accompanying audio (available for free download) further complements the lesson material by helping the student learn the language as spoken. Beginner’s Yoruba also includes information on the various aspects of Yoruba culture, including religion, songs and folklore.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780781813716
Publisher: Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Pages: 282
Sales rank: 232,326
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Kayode J. Fakinlede is a research chemist from Nigeria. He is author of Yoruba-English/ English-Yoruba Modern Practical Dictionary, also published by Hippocrene Books. He resides in Metuchen, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

Preface 5

Introduction 6

Lesson 1 7

1.1 Dialogue: The Teacher 8

1.2 Common Yoruba Names 10

1.3 Yoruba Alphabet 12

1.4 Yoruba Greetings 16

1.5 Vocabulary 18

1.6 The Yoruba People 19

1.7 Map of Yorubaland 20

1.8 Exercise 21

Lesson 2 23

2.1 Dialogue: Good Afternoon 24

2.2 Vocabulary 26

2.3 Expressions 27

2.4 Yoruba Words 28

2.5 Yoruba Tone Patterns and Signs 31

2.6 Exercise 32

Lesson 3 33

3.1 Dialogue: Moji and lyabo 34

3.2 Vocabulary 36

3.3 Expressions 37

3.4 Pronouns 38

3.5 Exercise 43

Lesson 4 45

4.1 Dialogue: Ayo travels to Chicago 46

4.2 Vocabulary 46

4.3 Expressions 49

4.5 Tenses 50

4.5 Exercise 59

Lesson 5 61

5.1 Dialogue: Moji and Iyabo meet Ayo and Kunle 62

5.2 Vocabulary 64

5.3 Expressions 65

5.4 Tenses, continued 66

5.5 Yoruba Literature 72

5.6 Exercise 73

Lesson 6 75

6.1 Dialogue: Dele and Bimpe talk about home 76

6.2 Vocabulary 78

6.3 Expressions 79

6.4 Simple Sentences 80

6.5 Yoruba Songs 83

6.6 Exercise 87

Lesson 7 89

7.1 Dialogue: Ola and Simi meet for the first time 90

7.2 Vocabulary 92

7.3 Expressions 93

7.4 Numerals 94

7.5 Yoruba Poetry 102

7.6 Exercise 107

Lesson 8 109

8.1 Dialogue: Ayo and Teni talk about sports 110

8.2 Vocabulary 112

8.3 Expressions 113

8.4 Nouns 114

8.5 Exercise 119

Lesson 9 121

9.1 Dialogue: Congratulations 122

9.2 Vocabulary 124

9.3 Expressions 125

9.4 Elision 126

9.5 Yoruba Proverbs 129

9.6 Exercise 132

Lesson 10 133

10.1 Dialogue: Yemi and Bola look for jobs 134

10.2 Vocabulary 136

10.3 Expressions 137

10.4 Question Types 138

10.5 Yoruba Idioms 144

10.6 Exercise 147

Lesson 11 149

11.1 Dialogue: Yemi and Bola find jobs 150

11.2 Vocabulary 152

11.3 Expressions 153

11.4 Complex Verbs 154

11.5 Yoruba Riddles 159

11.6 Exercise 161

Lesson 12 163

12.1 Dialogue: Wale and Dupe talk about religion 164

12.2 Vocabulary 166

12.3 Expessions 167

12.4 Adjectives 168

12.5 Yoruba Religious Beliefs 171

12.6 Exercise 172

Lesson 13 173

13.1 Dialogue: Seun returns from Nigeria 174

13.2 Vocabulary 176

13.3 Expressions 177

13.4 Adverbs 178

13.5 Yoruba Religious Beliefs, continued 184

13.6 Exercise 185

Lesson 14 187

14.1 Dialogue: Simi goes to the hospital 188

14.2 Vocabulary 190

14.3 Expressions 191

14.4 Conjunctions 192

14.5 Prepositions 199

14.6 Exercise 202

Lesson 15 203

15.1 Dialogue: Taye and Yetunde meet at a market 204

15.2 Vocabulary 206

15.3 Expressions 207

15.4 Seasons And Times 208

15.5 Weights and Measures 211

15.6 Exercise 213

Exercise Key 215

Glossary English-Yoruba 249

Glossary Yoruba-English 263

Audio Track List 279

Bibliography 282

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