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Acholi Pronouns

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   Part.1C.  Intoduction to Pronouns and other phrases.


Acholi [prefix] English Arabic français
An, ane a-   (aa- sounds ) I ana je
In, ine i- ( ee- sounds) you Inta, ita tu
En e- / o- (ae- sounds) he
she
it
Uuh, uwoh

ihya

il
elle
Wan, wane o- (aa-sounds) we Naa’nu, nina nous
Wun, wune u-(uu-sounds) you Intum, iitu, vous
Gin ei-(eii-sounds) they Umon, ils
elles

English  –   Acholi.

  • Me – An, or Kom an, or Koma.
  • Me Myself –  An Gikoma.
  • You: –    In (sing.) wun(plural)
  • You Yourself – In Gikomi or Kom in.
  • He/She/It –   En or Kome, 
  • Himself/Herself/Itself – En Gikome.  or Kom en.
  • They –       Gin
  • Themselves –   Komgi or Kom gin.
  • They Themselves – Gin gikomgi.
  • We –  Wan or wane(other accent)
  • We ourselves –  wan gikomwa.
    Ourselves -. Komwa

FAMILY RELATIONSHIP:

  • Mother –      Mego or Min
  • Mumy –     maa, or mama,
  • My mum/mother – Mama na,  Maa,
  • Your Mum/Mother – Meru, or meni, or Mama ni.
  • His/her/it Mum/Mother – Mine, or min…(..name of the person). eg: Min Okot.
  • T heir Mother – Min gi or Meg’gi.
  • Our Mother –  Min wa, or Meg wa.

  • Father –  Wego or won
  • Dad/Daddy – Baba, aba/oba.
  • My Dad/Father – Wora or Won An, Baba na.
  • Your Dad/Father –  Woru or Won In, Baba ni.
  • His/her/its Dad – Wone, or Won en.
  • Their Dad/Father -Won gi, weg gi
  • Our Dad/Father – Wonwa, or weg wa

….To be Continued
   Next Lesson to cover – Brothers, Sisters, Cousins,, Uncles and Aunts.

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Folklore , What is it?

Folklore can be described as traditional art, literature, knowledge, and practices that are passed on in large part through oral communication and example. The information thus transmitted expresses the shared ideas and values of a particular group.

Elliott Oring states that folklore is that part of culture that “lives happily ever after”. Folklore can be classified by ethnicity, region, religion, occupation, and many other categories. Folklore can be a reflection and expression of a group’s concerns. Ethnic folklore is a significant indicator of a groups’s traditional values.

How about Folk culture? This refers to the unifying expressive components of everyday life as enacted by localized, tradition-bound groups.

Source: Bendix, Regina F.; Hasan-Rokem, Galit (2012). “Introduction”. In Regina F. Bendix and Galit Hasan-Rokem. A Companion to Folklore. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1–6.
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