Language points – Prepositions “sí” and “ní”

For the most part, the preposition sí is used to mean “to”. For example: Túnjí wá sí ojà Tunji came to the market Kúnlé lo sí sóòsì Kunle went to church Mo lo sí ilé I went (to) home On the other hand, the preposition ní is used to mean “in” or “at”. For example: Túnjí wá ní ojà … More Language points – Prepositions “sí” and “ní”

Language points -The word “ti” (have, has or had)

In order to say “someone has/had done something” use the word ti, as shown in the following examples: Wón ti dé He (honorific) has/had come back Màmá mi ti lo sója My mother has/had gone to the market Mo ti jeun I have/had eaten In order to convert the above sentences into their negative counterparts, use the … More Language points -The word “ti” (have, has or had)

Language points -Negative sentence marker kò

The word kò is used in most cases to change affirmative sentences to negative sentences. For example: Túnjí wà n’lé Tunji is/was at home Túnjí kò sí n’lé Tunji is/was not at home Kúnlé máa padà wá Kunle will come back Kúnlé kò ní í padà wá Kunle will not come back If subject pronouns are used with the negative … More Language points -Negative sentence marker kò

Language points – “yes/no” questions

Below are some basic statements in Yoruba Túnjí wà n’lé Tunji is at home Ó lo sójà You went to the market Délé ni òré Túnji Dele is Tunji’s friend In order to convert the above statements into “yes/no” questions, use the word sé as shown below. For example: Sé Túnji wà n’lé? Is Tunji at home? Sé ó lo … More Language points – “yes/no” questions