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The Use of “ya” in Igbo Language
In Igbo language ya can mean a person, the person, his, hers or it can equally mean him or her. Like other words in Igbo Language, when ya is used, the item or the name of the thing should be said first. For example in English: This is John’s handIn Igbo you would say: aka John In English: This is his hatIn Igbo: Okpu ya In English: Leave himIn Igbo: Hapụ ya or rapụ ya In English: Leave him aloneIn Igbo: Rapụ ya aka or hapụ ya aka In English: Her name is NgoziIn Igbo: Aha ya bụ Ngozi In English: Give him foodIn Igbo: nye ya ri In English: He should Come inIn Igbo: ya bata The above is to demonstrate how “ya” is used in various sentences. Now what do I mean by the following: aka ya This means his or her hand (if you look at the human parts, aka means hand) moto ya This means his or her car (if you look at motor vehicle, moto means car) nye ite This means give pot (if you look at names of items you will see ite as pot) Mazi Obi bata (ya bata) This means Mr Obi should come in or he should come. azu ya This means his/her or their fish and can equally mean his or her back. uwe ya This means his or her clothe nye ya na John azu This means give him, her or them and John fish Clearly you can see how “ya” is used in various sentences and how important it is in Igbo Language. In this section, you have learnt the following: aha ya bụ Ngozi aka ya hapụ ya hapụ ya aka moto ya nye ite nye ya ri okpu ya rapụ ya rapụ ya aka ya ya bata
The Use of “ya” in Igbo Language
In Igbo language ya can mean a person, the person, his, hers or it can equally mean him or her. Like other words in Igbo Language, when ya is used, the item or the name of the thing should be said first. For example in English: This is John’s handIn Igbo you would say: aka John In English: This is his hatIn Igbo: Okpu ya In English: Leave himIn Igbo: Hapụ ya or rapụ ya In English: Leave him aloneIn Igbo: Rapụ ya aka or hapụ ya aka In English: Her name is NgoziIn Igbo: Aha ya bụ Ngozi In English: Give him foodIn Igbo: nye ya ri In English: He should Come inIn Igbo: ya bata The above is to demonstrate how “ya” is used in various sentences. Now what do I mean by the following: aka ya This means his or her hand (if you look at the human parts, aka means hand) moto ya This means his or her car (if you look at motor vehicle, moto means car) nye ite This means give pot (if you look at names of items you will see ite as pot) Mazi Obi bata (ya bata) This means Mr Obi should come in or he should come. azu ya This means his/her or their fish and can equally mean his or her back. uwe ya This means his or her clothe nye ya na John azu This means give him, her or them and John fish Clearly you can see how “ya” is used in various sentences and how important it is in Igbo Language. In this section, you have learnt the following: aha ya bụ Ngozi aka ya hapụ ya hapụ ya aka moto ya nye ite nye ya ri okpu ya rapụ ya rapụ ya aka ya ya bata

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