Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Re: USA Africa Dialogue Series - Fake Anti Igbo Song

Biko,

As a speaker of Hausa, I listened to the song. It is very jarring. It is on the level of Rwanda hate radio, which incited the 1994 genocide. I then looked at the English transition circulating and noticed that it does not do justice to the song in its entirety. It is an incomplete translation. I guess the press simply wanted to highlight the parts they considered most disturbing or fitting for their stories. Anyway, the accent is authentically Hausa. The style of music is consistent with Hausa pop music, relatively new genre which is really a fusion of Hausa traditional music and hiphop beats. It is very popular among Hausa youths and has been around for several years. There are several iterations of it. As for Iyamuri, actually it is consistent with how many Hausa people pronounce it. Iyamiri would seem to be the correct version as it would be faithful to "miri" (Igbo for water) but I've heard Hausa people pronounce it as both "miri" and "muri," that is, as both Iyamiri and Iyamuri. Sometimes they even leave out the "i" at the beginning. In fact when the plural form is used, "Iyamurai," it is usually pronounced with the "u." That has been my own experience after many years of residency among the Hausa and listening to various kinds of Hausa speech. Native Hausa speakers on this list can share their perspective.



On Tue, Aug 8, 2017 at 11:52 AM, 'Biko Agozino' via USA Africa Dialogue Series <usaafricadialogue@googlegroups.com> wrote:

--
Listserv moderated by Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
To post to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue@googlegroups.com
To subscribe to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue+subscribe@googlegroups.com
Current archives at http://groups.google.com/group/USAAfricaDialogue
Early archives at http://www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa/ads/index.html
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "USA Africa Dialogue Series" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to usaafricadialogue+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

--
Listserv moderated by Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
To post to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue@googlegroups.com
To subscribe to this group, send an email to USAAfricaDialogue+subscribe@googlegroups.com
Current archives at http://groups.google.com/group/USAAfricaDialogue
Early archives at http://www.utexas.edu/conferences/africa/ads/index.html
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "USA Africa Dialogue Series" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to usaafricadialogue+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

No comments:

Post a Comment

 
Vida de bombeiro Recipes Informatica Humor Jokes Mensagens Curiosity Saude Video Games Car Blog Animals Diario das Mensagens Eletronica Rei Jesus News Noticias da TV Artesanato Esportes Noticias Atuais Games Pets Career Religion Recreation Business Education Autos Academics Style Television Programming Motosport Humor News The Games Home Downs World News Internet Car Design Entertaimment Celebrities 1001 Games Doctor Pets Net Downs World Enter Jesus Variedade Mensagensr Android Rub Letras Dialogue cosmetics Genexus Car net Só Humor Curiosity Gifs Medical Female American Health Madeira Designer PPS Divertidas Estate Travel Estate Writing Computer Matilde Ocultos Matilde futebolcomnoticias girassol lettheworldturn topdigitalnet Bem amado enjohnny produceideas foodasticos cronicasdoimaginario downloadsdegraca compactandoletras newcuriosidades blogdoarmario arrozinhoii sonasol halfbakedtaters make-it-plain amatha