A NEW NAME IN EDO LANGUAGE VOCABULARIES - "ISIOMAEGHELE"

Dear brother ALEX G. IGBINEWEKA,
thank you very much for having the love that you have shown us as Benin people and our cultural place in human history. With people like you, African culture will survive the on-going attacks on our culture, tradition and customary African social order.
Keep going sir, as you move ahead, let us know when we can be of value to your work and how.
Very warm regards from you concerned brother.
 
Godwin Ogbebor
President,
AUFAD e.V. Germany.
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From: GUOSA-LANGUAGE. TV <guosa-language.tv@live.com>
A NEW NAME IN EDO LANGUAGE VOCABULARIES - "ISIOMAEGHELE"

 
Thank you my dear friend for your compliment. All over the world languages undergo constant reviews, research, documentation and evolution. However, in the African language system we do not even have the word known as "research" or "evolution" in our dictionaries and 90% of African languages do not even have dictionaries to say the least. Over the centuries Edo language had been with the Edo indigenous groups of people right from the moment an Edo man was born or created by God. Over the same time line, the Edo population has increased tremendously yet our language system is nothing but oral history. A handful of private and local agencies and individuals have tried to explore the research and documentation of Edo State languages; but the government is still lagging behind substantially in this direction, hence there has been no continuity of an official research and documentation avenue to date. Times I get so embarrassed and offended to see some people bastardizing the Edo languages because they have acquired  auctioned or "gbanjo" doctorate degrees known as Phd; and, before you knew it our languages are destroyed with foolishness.  The words "Isi o ma eghele" or "Isiomaeghele" is an evolved word following the dawn of Edo people's social development in the wake of economic and social geographical dispositions. However, that does not mean that an Edo man or woman should not return back to his Edo land and nativity for meaningful and progressive development of the Edo State.

ALEX G. IGBINEWEKA
A.K.A. THE AZEKAZEDU OF GREAT BENIN KINGDOM. AND,
GUOSA LANGUAGE EVOLUTIONIST
A NIGERIAN AND ECOWAS COMMON INDIGENOUS FUTURE LINGUA FRANCA FOR
UNITY, IDENTITY, POLITICAL STABILITY AND AFRICAN INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION (AIR)
WWW.GUOSA-LANGUAGE-TV.COM

NOTE: The name "Azekazedu" is not a traditional chief title.  I am not a chief and let no one misinterpret my title. Azekazedu simply referred to a scientific linguist and one who has the ingenuity of interpreting, translating, encoding and decoding of any languages in the Great Benin Kingdom.

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From: ahanosameek@yahoo.com
A NEW NAME IN EDO LANGUAGE VOCABULARIES - "ISIOMAEGHELE"

ISIOMAEGHELE
is a new name that I have evolved in the Edo Language. Edo language has the set of words known as “Eke no ma Eghele… o re igieogbe" meaning the fertile land, the new city, the new township, municipalities etc where the elders migrated into and became prosperous is the seat or the headquarters of his family groups. And in those days in Edo land it was said: “Ai wi yi ‘si” meaning you do not sojourn into foreign land and get lost never or never to return back home to your native land.  Those was in the era when the Nigerian and Edo people’s home economy was booming; and, the crave and craze for wanderings abroad or migration into Europe, US and other parts of the world was very uninterestingly insignificant. However, since the down turn of economy circa 30 years ago, those who first migrated out of the Benin Kingdom or Nigeria into the US, Europe and other parts of the world have struggled and become wealthy or at least comfortable enough in their new lands of settlement. About 99% of these groups have sworn never to go back to their native lands in Edo State (Great Benin Kingdom).  For this reason, I have had cause to respect their new live styles, their new trans-cultural value systems, their permanent acculturation, new philosophies and name it. However, it is time to update the Edo language vocabularies and dictionaries and I have therefore called them “Isi o ma eghele” (ISIOMAEGHELE) meaning, the foreign countries and the lands of sojourning  where they habited and became prosperous, is the capital city of their families home land and nativities.  If you have a new baby in the Diaspora, please give the young one my welcoming new name of Isiomaeghele, siwo! Siwo! Siwo! Siwo!!!!!!

Let’s have your comments, please.

Alex G. Igbineweka
a.k.a. The Azekazedu of Great Benin Kingdom, and,
Guosa Language Evolutionist
A Nigerian and ECOWAS Common Indigenous Future Lingua Franca for
Unity, Political Stability, Industrial Revolution and African Industrial Revolution (AIR)
www.guosa-language-tv.com

(conversation culled from yahoo groups)

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