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By Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher

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As in: O˘mo≥ dáradára or O˘mo≥ dáadáa Íé o ti jõun? or Í’o ti jõun? A good child Have you eaten? The vowel é of ßé is deleted in rapid speech in the example above. More on the negative marker kò The negative marker kò usually occurs before the main verb or the helping verb. In rapid speech, the consonant k is usually deleted when the negative marker kò follows the pronoun mi, as in: *Mi kò fõœ q Mi ò fõœ I don’t want (it) Absence of the third person singular pronoun ó The third person singular pronoun ó “he/she/it” is usually dropped before the negative marker kò, as in: Ó burú Ó lo≥ Ó jõun It is bad She/he went She/he ate Kò burú Kò lo≥ Kò jõun (It) is not bad (She/he) did not go (She/he) did not eat The use of mi or mo mo is the regular pronoun that translates to “I” in English.

How are things? Fine. Long time no see. ) It truly has been a long time. How are you doing? Thanks be to God Ma’am. How is your household? Fine. How is your work? It’s going fine. How is your dad? He [honorific] is fine. How is your mom? She [honorific] is fine. Be well, goodbye. Goodbye Ma’am. Vocabulary báwo Mà nnækan ni dáadáa ni ó põœjoœ$ mõœta o≥joœ$ how Ma’am things is/are (the verb “to be”) (it) is fine/good quite a long time/ long time no see day kan põΩlú àlàáfíà ilé ilé n;koœ$? wà ó wà ißõœ one with (in addition) peace house/household how is (your) household?

PõΩlõœ! I’m sorry (that you hurt yourself). This could be used for someone who hurts himself or herself. Vowel deletion Vowel deletion is a very common process in Yoruba. It usually occurs when a word ending in a vowel precedes another word beginning with a vowel. In many cases it is not very easy to predict which vowel will be deleted. Vowel deletion occurs in rapid or colloquial speeches. In the above dialogue, here are some examples of the vowel deletion process: Slow speech Rapid speech Íé dáadáa ni o jí?

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