ESAN 102 – WORDS AND MEANING IN ESAN LANGUAGE [Part One] By Ehi Ogbeide

This – onan.
That – oni.
Joy – otiti. 
Here – enan.
There – eni.
Where – ejiela.
And – bi.
But – okpa kinon.
Why – bezele.
While – olezele.
What – ebela.
Peace – ofure.
Unity – okugbe.
Patient – ziegbe.
Because – rha mhude.
When – eghe.
Fasting – azimhin.
Holy – ukhia mhin.
Know – ulen mhin.
Learn – ulue mhin.
Faith – urhe obhor.
Thing emhilin.
Labour – eson.
Thinking – erhia.
Fear – ofen.
Sick -ekhon mhon.
Disease – emhian mhen.
Different – keke.
Feast – ilue mhilin.
Harvest – ikore.
Interest – elele.
Song – ilolo.
Strong – utoto mhin.
Hard – ukaka mhin.
Before – okue se.
After – okue gbe rha.
Straight – udia mhin.
Correct – ogba mhin.
Concern – urhete.
Stuborn – ikaho.
Wicked – orhiebe.
Surprise – ohanlo.
Dance – ikhelen.
Igbo – elorhia.
Yoruba – enen uwa.
Hausa – egbanu homhon.
Calabar – etalo bhi ihue.
Ijaws – erhu wedilin gba mhen.
Them – ele.
Those – ene.
We – imhalen.
Us – ose mhan.
Our – ose mhalen.
Believe – irhio bho.
Heaven – okhon.
Earth – otor.
Bible – ebe non khiale.
Egg – ekenlen.
Minute – ihuenlolo.
Time – eghele.
Doctor – igbelokotor.
Pastor – ohelen oso osenobulua.
You – uwe.
Morning – ewewie.
Afternoon – odan mhen.
Evening – emhuan.
Night – ason.
Money – igho.
Happy – eghonghon.
Lord – ebianlen.
God – osenobulua.
Praise – ugen mhin.
NOTE:We should try and know how to make use of Esan consonant and vowels which we learned in our previous post which makes it easier for us to write in our various dialects.
Because, some words are read the same by pronounced differently. EG; YAM . Irrua call it ‘ iyan ‘ . Uromi call it ‘ eyan ‘. Ewohimi call it ‘erhia’ where as in Irrua – erhia ‘. Please don’t be shy to write in your own dialets in the comment section below
and indicate your town beside it so others can learn from it.

 

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