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TELLING TIME IN YORB

 

HOW TO TELL TIME IN YORUBA IS PROVIDED HERE IN FOUR PARTS:

 

I. QUESTIONS FOR INQUIRING ABOUT THE TIME:

What time is it? K NI AAGO W? tb K NI AAGO SO?

AAGO ML NI L? tb AAGO ML L L?

 

II. KNOWLEDGE NEEDED TO TELL TIME:

a. Numbers 1-29 in their cardinal forms: kan; mj; mcta; m}rin, mrn-n, m}f, mje, m}jv, m}sn-n, m}w ti b}| b}| lv (etc.)

 

b. Key words:

aago / agogo: watch/time x}j: minute

kvj: past / after the hour wkt: hour

k: remains / before the hour w / sv: to say

bz: half (In telling time, bz refers to half past the hour).

 

c. Division of the hour in Yoruba:

You should take every hour of the clock as divided into two equal parts in Yoruba with a median:

1 to 29 minutes past the hour half hour 1 to 29 minutes to the hour

KVJ bz KU

 

d. Periods of the day in Yoruba:

rz morning zsn afternoon

rzl} evening al} night

<ru during the night

 

III. FORMAT FOR TELLING TIME IN YORUBA:

- on the hour: the hour period of the day

- past the hour: the hour period of the day past number of minutes

- half past the hour: the hour half period of the day

- before the hour: the hour period of the day before number of minutes

IV. EXAMPLES:

BR: K NI AAGO W? tb K NI AAGO SO?

AAGO ML NI L? tb AAGO ML L L?

DHN:

1:00 pm:Aago kan zsán

1:10pm: Aago kan kvj x}j m}w zsn

1:20pm: Aago kan sn kvj ogun x}j

1:25pm: Aago kan sn kvj ix}j mrndnlgn

1:30pm: aago kan b zsn*

1:40pm: Aago mj sn ku ogun x}j

1:50pm: Aago mj sn ku ix}j mewa

1:55pm: Aago mj sn ku ix}j marun-un

2:00pm: Aago mj zsn

Notes: - The period of the day might not always be overtly stated.

*It is also possible to have the period of the day at the end

 

IX{ XXE /PRACTICE EXERCISE:

K NI AAGO W?

1. 8:34 am: 2. 6:26 pm:

3. 10:13 pm: 4. 5.37 am:

5. 3:40 pm: 6. 12noon:

 

AAGO ML NI O MAA N (USUALLY) ..........

1. Sn n al} 2. Jcun n rz

3. Kwe ljoojm< (everyday) 4. Wo tclifxvnnn ni rzl}