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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Osob101 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:37 pm

As someone quite familiar with Af May May I can assure you that what they are speaking is not Af May unless there is a different dialect of Af May am not familiar with. Regardless those comments are disgusting and uncalled for.

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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Bro » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:39 pm

^ Its May, I understood everything they said.

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Postby Twist » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:50 pm

OK, I didn't previously watch the clip & just reacted to the comments from Youtube but I think the dialect they're speaking is a type of Maay but not the standard Maay. Theirs is mainly spoken in Gosha, i.e. Jilib, Jamaame & that part of Juba & Shabeele regions. :idea:

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Postby Bro » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:07 pm

^ Perhaps most people are quite familiar with the water down Af May spoken in Marka iyo meel u dhow Xamar, as you approach further down the language barrier thickens a bit, But me personally I understood all of what was said in this video.

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Postby Twist » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:12 pm

^ Perhaps most people are quite familiar with the water down Af May spoken in Marka iyo meel u dhow Xamar, as you approach further down the language barrier thickens a bit, But me personally I understood all of what was said in this video.
That's what I meant. Yeah, I also understood most of it though there were some words/phrases I couldn't get.

PS: I have a friend who is from Afgooye and I listened to him in many occasions while on the phone with his family back home. His dialect is Maay but not like the Baidoa Maay but kinda mixed with Maxaa-tiri & is a softened Maay.

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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Bro » Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:24 pm

^ You're right, altho all of the words are similar, only differences I've noticed is the pace in which one speaks it, for example the folks in S/hose speak it slower considering their are maxaa tiri speakers around them, they've adopted iney jileeciyan luuqadooda, but in Bay, Bakool, Jubba, all of the lower half of Alta Jubba speak it faster with no influence of maxaa tiri yacni sida kuwaan oo kale aan maqleeynay.

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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Bilis » Wed Sep 11, 2013 11:51 pm

As someone quite familiar with Af May May I can assure you that what they are speaking is not Af May unless there is a different dialect of Af May am not familiar with.
They speak a Bantu version of Af-Maay; sort of like the relationship between Ebonics and English. Many times, their speech won't sound intelligible to the average Maay speaker because the Bantus' ancestors in southeastern Africa originally spoke Bantu languages. In fact, many Bantus in Somalia still do and have not fully adopted Maay or Somali.

Af-Maay is an Afro-Asiatic (Hamito-Semitic) language like mainstream Somali, Amharic, Afar, Tigrinya, Arabic, Berber, Hebrew, Egyptian, etc. It has little in common with Niger-Congo languages, which include Bantu tongues such as Mushunguli, Swahili, Kikuyu and Zulu.

Maay, Somali and other Afro-Asiatic languages also have very few similarities with the Nilo-Saharan languages spoken by the Dinka, Maasai and other Nilotes in the Nile Valley and Great Lakes, as well as the Khoisan languages of the Bushmen in southern Africa (which feature archaic click sounds).

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Postby Osob101 » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:25 am

^ Perhaps most people are quite familiar with the water down Af May spoken in Marka iyo meel u dhow Xamar, as you approach further down the language barrier thickens a bit, But me personally I understood all of what was said in this video.
Who are kidding here. First of all they don't speak Af May May is Merca and the language spoken in the video is definitely not the usuall Af May May spoken even in Bay. These people clearly are speaking something else.

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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Bro » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:06 pm

^ Perhaps most people are quite familiar with the water down Af May spoken in Marka iyo meel u dhow Xamar, as you approach further down the language barrier thickens a bit, But me personally I understood all of what was said in this video.
Who are kidding here. First of all they don't speak Af May May is Merca and the language spoken in the video is definitely not the usuall Af May May spoken even in Bay. These people clearly are speaking something else.
Just because you don't understand it, doesn't mean their not speaking in May, Like I said prior, I understand them clearly. perhaps it's unusual to you but not to everyone else. And Yes folks in Marka speak May as well.
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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby Bro » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:11 pm

Osob, which one of these do you understand ?

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Re: comments from very ignorant/non intergrated somalis ...

Postby jamal9 » Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:59 pm

are they hawiye? sorry, never met hawiye in my life, don't how they look like.


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