@backgroundISneeded, what do you think? It seems like a good website page for Somali words, but I wanted your opinion.
*If you click on the Somali word, it provides an example of the correct pronunciation.
If you ask me here are my favs:
Yaa (say it again)
Hee (answer to a call like ''Hey, Warfaa!'')
Heedhe (literally means ''say ''Hee'' for me'', when you are about to start telling an interesting story, the person goes ''Hee'' and you tell him the story like ''War heedhe ninkii isaga ahaa...)...
Wow, I would have asked for a refund, her Somali is trash and has not one but many grammatical erorrs in her short speach,
I have seen plenty of many so called Somali language experts in the the west or the east and so far no one comes close to being as good and sound native like that...
This video is of a borana oromo woman’s song her dialect of oromo seems abit more similar to Somali than I would have thought someone in the comments also said it sounds like garre but I’m not too sure also borana live near the nfd of Kenya
I've been wondering. does af Maay Maay have less loan words than Maxa Tiri. I've noticed that Maay Maay doesn't have the letters X, C, KH.
also correct me if I'm wrong but all KH words are loan words right.
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...