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Colloquial Yoruba

The Complete Course for Beginners

By Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher

Routledge – 2007 – 304 pages

Series: Colloquial Series

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    978-0-415-70060-3
    December 13th 2007
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    December 27th 2007
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    December 6th 2007

Description

Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this easy to use and up to date course provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Yoruba with no prior knowledge of the language required.

Colloquial Yoruba is:

  • interactive – with lots of exercises for regular practice
  • clear – providing concise grammar notes
  • practical – with useful vocabulary and pronunciation guides
  • complete – including answer key and reference section.

By the end of this course you will be able to communicate confidently and effectively in Yoruba in a broad range of everyday situations. Accompanying audio material is available to purchase separately on CD/MP3 format, or comes included in the great value Colloquials Pack.

Reviews

'an excellent bridge for an obvious gap in the acquisition of Yoruba … It is systematic, simple and clear' Oluseye Adesola, Yale University, USA

Contents

The sounds of Yorùbá 1. N’ílé örê At a Friend’s House 2. Ìkíni àti ìpádé Greetings and Meetings 3. Sísörö nípa ènìyàn Talking about People 4. Wíwá ilé láti rêñtì Looking for a Place to Rent 5. Nõkan æjà àti a«æ Market Product and Clothing 6. Síse oúnj÷ Cooking 7. Nípa ìlera About your Health 8. Sísæ nípa ÷bí r÷ Talking About Your Family 9. »í«àpèjúwe ènìyàn àti ìlú Describing People and Towns 10. Wìwá önà Finding One’s Way 11. Títún nõkan »e Fixing a Problem 12. Pípàdé ènìyàn ní ibùdó ækö-òfurufú ní Èkó Meeting Someone at the Airport 13. Lílæ sí orí«irí«i ibi Planning Different Places to Visit 14. Báwo ni ibë «e rí? What’s it like There? 15. Sí«e ìwádìí Getting Information. Grammar Summary. Key to Exercises. Yorùbá-English Glossary. English-Yorùbá Glossary

Author Bio

Antonia Schleicher is Professor at the Department of African Languages and Literatures at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the National African Language Resource Center there. She is the author of Je K'A Ka Yoruba, the main US textbook for the language.

Name: Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Antonia Yetunde Folarin Schleicher. Specially written by an experienced teacher for self-study or class use, this easy to use and up to date course provides a step-by-step approach to written and spoken Yoruba with no prior knowledge of the language required. Colloquial Yoruba...
Categories: Yoruba, Languages of Africa