Being as I’m new to Sspot I don’t know all the lingo but I thought I understood most Somali.
Some of the phrases written on this board baffled me.
Mhmm waaxaad dilmu alahu tag daya oo bola muu muu fela
Jira haassa mane galburo iyo halmac diftura wandan
Aniga kataladu borre yahay
Sorry guys but I think that there is a sub-group in the Northen Somali Dialect which is the Djiboutian Dialect which has been influenced by Yemenis,Afars and the French.
Vote on your Dialect I wanna see which one is the most used in Somali Spot
Western Diaspora Somali is basically a Somali...
There are a few indigenous groups in Malaysia and Indonesia.
The most interesting group are the Negritos. They speak a Mon-Khmer language related to Cambodian and Vietnamese, yet they look like a mix of Africans and Papuans. Strange.
I tried learning japanese when i was about 12 years old. I learned the alphabet in like 40 minutes (katakana iyo hiragana) (it reminded me of arabic because of the small dots on the hiragana characters). I wanted to become an exchange student in Japan and decided to learn the language at a young...
Where i live (Sweden) is filled with Somalis who have been living in the country for 20+ years but still can't speak a sentence in Swedish.
Why is that so? when they first came to the country they went to a school called SFi (swedish for immigrants) and studied the language but noooooo.
I find the languages so disparate that they no longer bear any relationship with one another. Compare Somali and Hebrew, for instance. They share no grammatical or etymological link whatsoever. Indonesian and Tagalog or Spanish and Hindi have more connection. Even if AA is a legitimate grouping...
"Somalilanders" should change their current demonym cos that is clunky, inelegant and difficult to say. It should be somali because that is what the people are and is what they speak.
Somalis of Somalia don't own the name just as they dont own the language or ethinicity
It's like ROK and DPRK...
Is it possible for the Nation of Poets to be Color blind?
Is there a Somali word for blue?
In Arabic the color blue is
أزرق ( 'azraq )
In Amharic the color blue is
But Af-Soomaali doesn't appear to have a word for the color blue, one of the most basic colors.
Not only the...
These are a few words from the High East Cushitic languages, like Sidaamo
The only ones I recognise are:
Sidaamo - Somali
Daadd "flow" - Daad "flood"
Hadiyya - Somali
Dagieera "monkey" - Daayeer "monkey"
Burji - Somali
Dax-aa/dagh "stone" - Somali "dhagax"
Kambaata - Somali
Far "finger" -...
...why Somalia is in the Arab League? I met an Eritrean family the other day and they started speaking to me in Arabic. I didn't know they were xabashi, I assumed they were Sudani. It got me thinking, why is Somalia considered an Arab country when we have our own language and customs and the...
The most recent attempt to transcribe Maay was carried out by the late Mustapha Sheikh who used the first Latin-based transcription. However, the first organized and systematic attempt to institutionalize the Alif-Maay...