ékeré Yorùbá Study Module

Jun 21st, 2015
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The following study module is called Kékeré Yorùbá, which means “Little Yorùbá” in English. It is a very brief introduction presenting only the very basic elements of the Yorùbá language including basic pronunciation and vocabulary. Ifá was born from Yorùbá culture and many of the praise songs, prayers and invocations that we use each day are written in Yorùbá. Further, for the student serious about learning Yorùbá the challenge also presents an opportunity to learn more about not just the culture, but also the religion and deeper philosophical ideas supporting Ifá itself. Yorùbá is a language rich with meaning that can be interpreted at various levels. What is presented here is just the first of many steps in learning this beautiful and powerful language. ²

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ker Yorb Study ModuleA Basiic IInttrroducttiion tto tthe Yorrb LanguageIntroductionThe following study module is called Kker Yorb, which means Little Yorb inEnglish. It is a very brief introduction presenting only the very basic elements of theYorb language including basic pronunciation and vocabulary. If was born fromYorb culture and many of the praise songs, prayers and invocations that we use eachday are written in Yorb.Further, for the student serious about learning Yorb the challenge also presents anopportunity to learn more about not just the culture, but also the religion and deeperphilosophical ideas supporting If itself. Yorb is a language rich with meaning that canbe interpreted at various levels. What is presented here is just the first of many steps inlearning this beautiful and powerful language. Understanding the Yorb AlphabetThe Yorb Alphabeta b d e ef g gb h ij k l m no o p r ss t u w yThe Yorb alphabet contains 25 letters, with each letter representing its own uniquesound. As you can see from the above table, the Yorb alphabet uses characters notfound in the English alphabet. These characters also have unique pronunciations that willbe addressed in subsequent sections.Learning the Yorb alphabet is important for students of rs because in addition tobeing the first step in learning the language it also allows the traditional If devotee todetermine wh

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