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Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Mon Sep 01, 2014 10:58 pm

The Afar Language and Somali Language are closely related in a way, due to them being cushitic and all, but I noticed a lot of Common Awdalite words in between Canfaari and Somali, ( words like dhoukus, Furun, etc)

To read canfaari is pretty easy, I can read canfaari fluently and it was very easy. so Learning canfaari vocabulary is simple if you have a Somali vocabulary base.
(As in most other Cushitic languages, the basic word order in Afar is subject–object–verb)

But remember these 3 letters and you'll be good to go when reading canfaari in the latin script

X = D in Canfaari

Q= cayn or just caa

C = xaa

Those are the only 3 latin letters pronounced differently

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So for example in canfaari you would read "Qafar Feera" which would mean the canfaari alphabet,
feera=fara = writting. Qafar= Afar
Simple enough to understand
now try and read this
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This link was a good guide in learning how to pronounce sounds when reading canfaari
http://www.afarfriends.org/Dok%20t%20we ... ration.pdf

Now : A few words I found that are common between Somali and Canfaari,
I just read them out loud and heard the Connection, for example,in Canfaari to say blind you say "inta mali" basically inda male = no eyes in somali, so it was simple enough to figure out

babuur, nadiif etc. Baaldy (bucket) Kimbir/kimbiro= Shimbir/Shimbiro lol . Is sanduuk arabic or somali? And how do somalis from other regions say the word compass, just wondering.

comply= oggole = allowing, I swear the vocab is easy to understand. to say batter you say Tariik so basically Tariig light or electricity lol.

Enjoy! And don't forget what you just learned now, reading these words should be a walk in the park. 8-) Here are a few words you can read.

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Inshallah by 2016 I will be fluent in Canfaari

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Julkimi » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:03 pm

Is Afar language going to get me money? if no, then screw it. I am sticking to my Somali..

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:08 pm

Is Afar language going to get me money? if no, then screw it. I am sticking to my Somali..
:? If you ever wanted to travel to Northern Djibouti, the afar region of ethiopia or their base in Eritrea it would beneficial, plus there's no harm in learning a second language especially one located close to us, also if you have somali/canfaari/english skills you can get hired by the un and other organizations. So yes in a way it can get you money. When the canfaars spot booms their new port etc,

I wanna take full advantage of the new economic opportunities so you need to learn the language.


Also i think it's very interesting how much common words we have in between us ( afar and somali)

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:14 pm

Also I think somalis should look to our neighbors if we wanted to learn a second language, somalis should be able to visit other parts of the horn and be able to communicate with the locals and establish industries so they can improve their life. Instead of begging to go overseas and go on welfare,so

I think learning indigenous horner languages will encourage more Somalis to stay in the horn and work hard to bring up their wealth and intelligence etc instead of dying on the ocean.

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby StormShadow » Tue Sep 02, 2014 12:41 am

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:34 pm

The muslim afars and the Muslim somails should be unified once again just like they were under awdal, ethnic rivalries

are things of the past we need a "forgive but dont forget" peace reconciliation project. Im all for the canfaar being allowed to visit old territories they lost etc. we need to broker peace between our neighbors for a more prosperous horn of africa, well at least for somalis.

somalis in general need less enemies and more allies.
we were united in the past but now divided ... such is the somali life and relationship with bordering and themselves.

The common somali-canfaari words are all awdalitie somali in origin, Mashallah the Awdalite history is everywhere.

this thread shows a somali influence on canfaari rather then the other way around. Also
We influenced the Oromos,Canfaaris, Habeshis etc and who knows who else.

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Marques » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:46 pm

The Canfar-Somali relationship isn't like the Oromo-Somali relationship. The former live in peace with ethnic Somalis in Djibouti whilst the latter have been at war with us for centuries...

Btw, how do the Afars/Omoros count? I remember thread showing how they count almost identical to us, like kow labo sadex afar etc

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:57 pm

The Canfar-Somali relationship isn't like the Oromo-Somali relationship. The former live in peace with ethnic Somalis in Djibouti whilst the latter have been at war with us for centuries...

Btw, how do the Afars/Omoros count? I remember thread showing how they count almost identical to us, like kow labo sadex afar etc
Ah I remember that thread one of my favorites! Your're right marques it's more or less the same just with accent differences, for example some dialects of Oromo and the canfaari language retained Kon as 5 but we say shan. but we dont say shantum for 50. Dunno why that changed there were some theories but none concrete.
http://www.zompist.com/mide.htm this link will show all the numbers from 1-10 for all the afro asiatic languages.

Oromos count closer to somalis imo i think cos of the assimilation n all that influenced them. Plus their numbers vary on region, some oromos say tokkow for one, some oromos say lihi for lix etc some might not.

oromo: 1-iník-i /
2.nammáy-a
3.sidóx-u
4.firéy-i
5.konóy-u
6.lixéy-i
.7malxíin-i
.8ba-xáar-a
9.sa-gáal-a
10.tában-a
other dialect
one tokko
two lama
three sadii
four afur
five shan
six jaa'a
seven torba
eight saddeet
nine sagal
ten kudhan


afar/canfaari/qafar as shown below. Remember the pronunciations guides for X Q and C!

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Re: Afar Language and Somali Language

Postby Caesar » Sun Sep 07, 2014 12:12 am

Caanfari/Qafar/Afar Colours :D
some similarties I see,
Ado = Cadaan
Hurdi= Haruud galbedi/waqooyi for yellow
casa/isi= casaan

Since somali only has 4 or 5 words for colours currently
maybe we should borrow from canfaari :? t
hey seem to have more words then us.

How do we say
Purple
blue
pink
green
etc in somali without using English or broken arabic?

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