Somali Linguistics Thread

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Keep them coming Walal, great stuff
Inshallah, walaalo ^^
By @riyaale's request, I started reading a book called "Abtirsiinta Erayga Af-Soomaaliga".

So far(only read 6 pages lol), it looks promising. Inshallah, If I find anything interesting, I'll be sure to post it here.
 

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I've been looking for this Somali song for 10+ years....I finally found it!:noneck:
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Qaaba-qawseyn= Building/mountain on the brink of falling down.
Rug qatari ku joogsaday= Rug= can mean many things, but in this context it means meel(place) = "Meel qatar ah ku joogsaday"
Qiro=To acknowledge
Qosol been ah laba rogo= *Fake laugh intensifies*
Qorfaha= cave
Qalbi-jire= Somali version of Al-Basir(the all seeing)
Qoto dheere= Something very deep or far-reaching. The roots of a tree can be "qoto dheere"
Qiil= Reason
Nabsi= Karma
Qaayo= Valuable
Qorma= A Somali hut
Qalwaan= A place where baby sheeps(naylaha) sleep
Dheg la qabto lahayn= Someone who doesn't listen, stubborn
 

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I've been looking for this Somali song for 10+ years....I finally found it!:noneck:
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Qaaba-qawseyn= Building/mountain on the brink of falling down.
Rug qatari ku joogsaday= Rug= can mean many things, but in this context it means meel(place) = "Meel qatar ah ku joogsaday"
Qiro=To acknowledge
Qosol been ah laba rogo= *Fake laugh intensifies*
Qorfaha= cave
Qalbi-jire= Somali version of Al-Basir(the all seeing)
Qoto dheere= Something very deep or far-reaching. The roots of a tree can be "qoto dheere"
Qiil= Reason
Nabsi= Karma
Qaayo= Valuable
Qorma= A Somali hut
Qalwaan= A place where baby sheeps(naylaha) sleep
Dheg la qabto lahayn= Someone who doesn't listen, stubborn
Learnt some new words that I will be adding to my vocabulary.

Waa mahadsantahay walal:salute:
 

Alexis

Haplogroup T activist.
QUESTION :

HOW TO SAY "LOVE" IN SOMALI ?

I know there are words that have tons of synonyms and I wondered about it
 

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Jecel/jacayl, kalgacal, cashaq
..qaraami, muxibo, xubi.
Cishqi/caashaqa, qaraamka, xubbiga and muxibada are all Arabic,........so only Jacayl and Kalgacayl, I guess?

I'm not surprised, though. The concept of love was alien to Somalis up until Cilmi Boodhari happened lol

Have you ever been to baadiye? Reer miiyga will literally side-eye so hard if you talk about love, waa "ceeb".

Watch this, abwaanka jacaylka talking about love:
 

Alexis

Haplogroup T activist.
Have you ever been to baadiye? Reer miiyga will literally side-eye so hard if you talk about love, waa "ceeb".
No we're pure reer magaalo in my family. DJ, Hargeisa, Dire...
Never thought love was a taboo for somalis. Given our love for poetry and chants I thought it would've been the other way round.
 

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