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Unit 1: KNI TI GBGBA LEJ
 
-          Unit Dictum
-          Song: By lwa ń kbi w (This is how we greet our parents)
-          Poem: kni (Greetings)
-         Song: Kbz! (Welcome!)
-          Word Maze Greetings word search
 
 
Unit Dictum: Cni t k k ni kul, pdn c kbz
Whoever does not greet the people at home will not receive a welcome
 
 
Song: By lwa ń kbi w
Verse One By lwa ń kbi w
Kbiw (2ce)
By lwa ń kbi w
Ngb tlc b m<
 
Verse Two Zknrin a d<bal|
D<bal|(2ce)
Zknrina d<bal|
Ngb tlc b m<
 
Verse Three: bnrn a kn-unl|
Aknl| (2ce)
bnrn a kn-unl|
Ngb tlc b m<
 
Poem:kni (Greetings)
Xe kk ni n k i yn ni,
Tb kk ni n k yn?
C kul, l k cni abnl
C kbz s ls fn cni t b w l<d|d|.
C k ojm< ni k ara cni n f|m<j
C k wrz ni k ara cni n wrz
C k zsn ni k ara cni ni zsn
B b w di rzl}, k ara cni krzl}
C k ale ni k ara cni ni ale.
dbz, dgbkan n ni dgbre fra cni
B kk tisn b w t,
k ara cni p, drz.
 
 
Song: Kbz!
K bz,x dada lo d? }
A ti n reti re } 2ce
ADTKUNBZ VMV J (insert name)
Kbz, x dada lo d? }
A ti n reti re (o) } 2ce
 
 
 Greetings Word Search
1. Print and see how many of these words you can find in the maze.
2. Use the opportunity to also mark the right tones and diacritics on the words:
Ase (Amen / so be it) = xc Ogbeni (Mr.) = Zgb}ni
3. Remember, the words can variously be arranged: forward or backward; horizontal or vertical.
4. Then see how many other Yorb words you can find and gloss.
 
THE WORDS:
Ikini (Greeting) Dobale (to prostrate) Kunle (to kneel down)
Kaabo (Welcome!) Kuule (greeting for those at home) Kuuse (Well done)
Oruko (Name) Alaafia (peace or good health) Ase (Amen / so be it)
Awaye (greeting for the driver) Onile (host / house owner) lej (guest)
red (greeting for the cloth dyer) Ogbeni (Mr.) Omidan (Miss)
Amoye (greeting for the smith) Ayaba (queen) Ojogbon (Professor)
rnpa (greeting for the hunter) Oba (King)
THE MAZE:
 
K U N L E N A D I M O B
A A O GB I K I K A A B O
D O R A K U U L E E B I
O M U I A L A A F I A O
B I K O N I L E D F W L
A M O Y E P G H A B A O
L A R I E S A W K GB Y P
E L N O J O GB O N T E I
K U B G O GB E J A Y F N
A A R I N E E Y E M O I
O W A Y I N E S U U K K
A Y A B A I O J E L A I
 
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