Igbo names and spellings for various settlements
Abakaliki is Abankaleke; Afikpo is Ehugbo; Awgu is Ogu; Awka is Oka; Bonny is Ubani; Enugu is Enugwu; Ibusa is Igbuzö; Igrita is Igwuruta; Oguta is Ugwuta; Onitsha is Onicha; Owerri is Owere; Oyigbo is Obigbo... any more will be added.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Nsibidi sentence

This is a simple and original Nsibidi 'sentence'.
http://nsibiri.blogspot.com Nsibidi is the indigenous writing system of the Igbo, Efik, Ibibio and other Oyono (Cross River) peoples that has been found out to be more than 1000 years old. The conjunction 'and' is made up of the Nsibidi for 'Speech' (two men talking) and the Nsibidi for 'unity', so it is understood as 'speech (word) unity'. 'Peace' is made out of the Nsibidi for 'knife' and the Nsibidi for 'fight'/'fighting' (two men fighting), so it is 'knife (knife is understood as kill) fighting'. Both are original compound words (Njikọta Édé). The two small circles are full stops.

These Nsibidi words are referenced from early 20th century sources on Nsibidi.

Note: These Nsibidi are from different geographical areas where Nsibidi varies.
Nsibidi Alphabet? No. But compound words are not new to the Nsibidi script, in fact they are key to writing basic Nsibidi.

For more, visit http://nsibiri.blogspot.com

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