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      Default Owe Yoruba - Yoruba Proverbs

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      we Yorb


      “we Yorb j gblhn r kk t kn fn jnl gbn ti ye, t s j rr t wn gbgb il wa ti fi nu k j gg b k fn wn m lhn wn. wn gblhn r kk wny kn fn tum pp, b a b s l wn nbi t y k a l wn, tum ohun t b fi r pp s y tt y ni ykyk.”

      “we l’in r, b r b sn, we ni a fi w a.”
      “Amrn m we n lj rn.”




      we - proverb
      gblhn – sentence
      kk – very short
      jnl gbn – deep wisdom
      rr - experience
      gbgb – elders
      il – land
      nu - mouth
      k j – gather together
      k – lessons
      m lhn wn – descendants
      l – use
      nbi – in the place
      y - to be proper
      r – word
      tt – quickly
      ykyk - completely
      Last edited by Obadele Kambon; 11-17-2008 at 07:24 AM.


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      tt in k sin 'ni rj k' pdn.

      Truthfulness does not join someone on a journey that we should suffer loss.


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      Ma ku Mbngi, ka matmbulawanga za ko.
      "The community's political institution does not borrow foreign dialects to discuss its' political matters or to educate its' members"
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      b t' m k gb k ara r.

      A knife that is sharp (nevertheless) does not carve its own handle.


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      "The community's political institution does not borrow foreign dialects to discuss its' political matters or to educate its' members"
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      "Igi gogoro m gn mi l'j" lti kr l'a ti fhn.

      "Sharp stick don't stick me in the eye", we say while it's still far away.
      (Variation: "Igi gogoro m gn mi l'j" lti kr l'a ti w. (from a distance we look at it)
      Last edited by Obadele Kambon; 04-09-2009 at 08:52 AM.


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      Onyang m ba tmi j, epo ni mo r.

      Owner of small stones, don't spoil mine, I'm carrying red palm oil.


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      Wn f sun n j tl, fepo para.

      They already wanted to roast him and he's rubbing palm oil on himself.


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      r gblta, Elj lr gb.

      Friends do not make space for three. Two is what friends allow.

      (From j Ogb, s kta)


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      m ni d jlk;
      K flk s tm lmrn;
      m ni lm ni j




      The backside of one's child is never so jacked up
      That we would put Ileke onto that of someone else's child
      One's child is who one's child is.

      (From j Ogb, s kf)
      Last edited by Obadele Kambon; 12-08-2008 at 05:24 PM.


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      nkan gbd na babalwo.

      One must not beat up a Babalwo.

      (From yk Mj - s kf)


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      nu y n py, nu fr n pfr, fr bm mf, n il un kn :

      It is the mouth of the bird that kills the bird, it is the mouth of the Squirrel, that kills the Squirrel, the Squirrel gives birth to 6, he brags that his house is completely full.


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