By Deq Adan
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By Come Learn Somali
Someone and I are in a disagreement with the use of "adiga/adigu" and also the translation of the other question. So I'd like to hear what you think is right, and if possible why.
I wrote "AdigA cun" for "you eat it". Then recieved a correction for it is "adigU cun" and was told that the two words are used differently. Though I've never actually used that word "adigU" and hearing about it I just thought it's a dialectal difference of Northern, and Southern Somali for the word "you". I saw that Google translate translates "Adiga cun" as "eat yourself", though it can't be trusted, and "eat yourself" could be "(Adiga/u(?)) Is cun." I think "adigA" is right in that context because it means "you". And it doesn't seem that we have a Somali word for the word "it" so it would just be "you eat".
We are also in a disagreement with this:
Person says: "Why do you thank me? = Maxaad iigu mahad celinaysaa?" Not "Maxaad iigu mahad celisaa?"
I say I think "Why do you thank me?" = "Maxaad iigu mahad celisaa?" "
Maxaad iigu mahad celinaysaa?" I think is "Why are you thanking me?"
By Come Learn Somali
I'm trying to better understand the Somali Dialects, who can help me?
First, I'm unsure about if these are all the same, or how they are related: Xamar, Mogadishu, and Banadiri. Likewise, Koonfur, and Banadiri dialect(s).
Moving on, I heard that Northern Somali dominates the media: music industry, news, etc., and maybe even the education system as in it's a dialect chosen for teaching. While Southern Somali is the most commonly spoken of all the dialects, and the two dialects (Northern, and Southern) are the most common of all the dialects. Do you think that is the case?
Feel free to share any other relevant insights.
I came across this photo long ago. Though I think I also came across another link that said it's wrong:
Somali languages - Wikiwand
WWW.WIKIWAND.COM The Somali languages form a group that are part of the Afro-Asiatic language family. They are spoken as a mother... Thank you for your help in advance. My internet is having issues, so I might be unable to respond for a while.