Black People : Umqombothi

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  1. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    For those in chat the other day, learning the Zulu word Umqomboti :) That was good fun - major props!! :heart: I was really looking for the click, more than the word.. get that down and you're good :) That "lesson" (ha!) was impromptu and for fun, but we should probably hold a chat session or two on languages - just learning the real basics in some major African languages.. like Swahili.. or Twi (one of many from Ghana) or Yoruba (one of many from Nigeria). We do have members who can coach on the basics.

    SA has 11 languages, Ghana has more than 70, Nigeria more than 500.. dont underestimate the vastness of Africa. Sadly, the official languages are colonial English. smh. Yet, there are a few unregistered languages that encompass most.

    Back to Umqomboti :) if you need a refresher, a song about Umbomboti has been written and was the opening song for the film Hotel Rwanda. I must say, hearing it put me off the movie because I know darn well a local taxi in Rwanda wasnt playing Zulu music - thats like a local bus in USA, driven by a white american, playing music from Panama.. hrmph. took away the validity of the movie for me.. but the song is still good :)

    I wasnt kidding - Umqomboti = African beer :lol: and if you hadnt seen the movie - here is the intro :)

     
  2. Zulile

    Zulile Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    :picture: Oh YEAH!:jump:
    I was trying to copy her words and everything
    Sadly I do not know what they mean!:pie:
    This was GREAT Zulile!!!!!:love:

    Oh Yeah....and thanx for teaching the youngin how to say African Traditional Beer:toasts:


    After 2 sips :drink:
     
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    soulosophy Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks Zulile

    Thank you Zulile for the little xhosa lesson the other night. I checked out the link you posted and found other stuff on xhosa that i was able to try to imitate. I must let you hear it next time we connect...lol.

    I found this to be interesting:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_l7ty_MH_Y&feature=related
    "Click Language" and the San Bushmen People

    Hetepu

    1L
     
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    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    Thank you for this thread! I enjoyed learning the new word and the music!