The Complete Course for Beginners
Published December 13th 2007 by Routledge – 304 pages
Series: Colloquial Series
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:
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.
'an excellent bridge for an obvious gap in the acquisition of Yoruba … It is systematic, simple and clear' Oluseye Adesola, Yale University, USA
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
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.