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Peter B

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I got this from the Vice President, National Union of Bonny Students 2008/2009, Dinah Kingston-Doughbo and thought I should share, I am Ibani too though I haven't started speaking yet, any corrections from those who speak the language better are very much welcome as there are some errors in it. thank you.

I would start with the numbers and their meaning in the language from one to twenty.
ENGLISH               IBANI
1                                           NGIE
2                                           MME
3                                           TERE
4                                           INI
5                                           SONO
6                                           SONIE
7                                           SONOMA
8                                           ININE
9                                           ESENIE
10                                            ATIE(OYI)
11                                           OYI NGIE FINDI
12                                            OYI NME FINDI
13                                            OYI TERE FINDI
14                                            OYI INI FINDI
15                                           OYI SONO FINDI
16                                           OYI SONIE FINDI
17                                            TEREFASI
18                                            MME FASI
19                                            NGIE FASI
20                                            SI


Tomorrow, I would continue with common greetings, Hope you keep a date.

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Re: [b]ENGLISH - IBANI LANGUAGE REFERENCE THREAD - THE BONNY LANGUAGE[/b]
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2009, 03:46:46 AM »
GREETINGS
GREETING                     SII BIBI
GOODMORNING               IBAMA
WELCOME             IBOMA
YES                        INI
HOW ARE YOU?               TOROO
FINE/GOOD             IBIM
TAKE                        AKI
THANK YOU             IMIE BAM
GOODNIGHT              BABAA
WE SEE TOMORROW        BAA WAIRIA


 

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