What do you call these words in your dialect?

Gibiin-Udug

Crowned Queen of Puntland. Supporter of PuntExit
Dinner party- Martiqad
Kettle- Kirli
Cat- Yanyuur
He- Asaga
Fish- Malay
Salt- Cusbo
Brother- abowe
Great grandmother- abooto
Blanket- Kuberto
Pillow- Barkin
Pillow case- Fodero
 

Calaf

Everything I touch turns into SOLD
VIP
Dinner Party - Martiqad
Kettle - ?
Cat - Bisaad
He - Asaga
Fish - kalluun/Mallay
Salt - Cusbo
Brother - Waalal/Aboowe
Great Grandmother - Abool/abooto
Blanket - Busto/Duvet
Pillow - Barkin
Pillow Case - ?
 
Dinner party- Martiqad
Kettle- Kirli
Cat- Yanyuur
He- Asaga
Fish- Malay
Salt- Cusbo
Brother- abowe
Great grandmother- abooto
Blanket- Kuberto
Pillow- Barkin
Pillow case- Fodero
Pretty much all the same but we call cat 'mukulaal' and 'yanyuur' both in my house. We also call the kettle tarmuus I think, I'm not sure wlh.
 
Why would a foriegner be on a somali site? I'm proud of being a black somali women. I have no reason to lie about being other. I understand the OP's dialect which most somalis understand.
Hmmm...:notsureif:

Well, we've been having quite a few foreign infiltrators on this site as of recent. I'll take your word for it though this time.
 
Yanyuur is a Bantu word. The original Somali word is Bisad. An Ancient Egyptian cat deity was called Bastet (notice the similarity to Bisad).

Many Kenyan languages call cats Nyau:

Yeah, as a southerner I have to admit the northern dialects are purer (though you guys still use Arabic loanword sometimes)
We have too much Bantu influence in the koonfur :mjcry:
 

Apollo

Staff Member
Yeah, as a southerner I have to admit the northern dialects are purer (though you guys still use Arabic loanword sometimes)
We have too much Bantu influence in the koonfur :mjcry:
Lol, it is limited to a handful of words. I think Yanyuur is the most common one.

By the way, Waqooyi Af-Somali has too much Arabic. Adal Empire elites often spoke Arabic with each other.
 
Lol, it is limited to a handful of words. I think Yanyuur is the most common one.

By the way, Waqooyi Af-Somali has too much Arabic. Adal Empire elites spoke Arabic to each other.
So which area would you say has the most authentic Somali dialect?
 
Dinner party- Martiqad
Kettle- Kirli
Cat- Yanyuur
He- Asaga
Fish- Malay
Salt- Cusbo
Brother- abowe
Great grandmother- abooto
Blanket- Kuberto
Pillow- Barkin
Pillow case- Fodero
Dinner party- Martiqad (Xaflad too)
Kettle- Kirli (same I think)
Cat- bisad
He- Isaga
Fish- Kaluun
Salt- milix
Brother- walaal (we use huuno too)
Great grandmother- ayeeyo
Blanket- buusto
Pillow- barkin makes sense. We use the Arabic word too « makhadet »
 
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