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Igbo Word Bank

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  • Author:  Fabian Ukaegbu
  • Price:  £10.85
  • Published Date:    June 2006
  • Pages:  150
  • Cover Type:  PaperBack
  • ISBN:  095376673x

At a chance, we found that those who claimed to know knew not and are exploited by those who were supposed to know not. The restlessness of ignorance does not disappear easily instead, its challenges reinforce itself amongst its victims. This is because what the community can do no individual can do it alone. The trust and confidence that sustain a nation are not sustained by an individual. Organisation developers believe in change; as individuals live and face death, the need for continuity becomes apparent as implied by Amaechi, Uzoechi, Eziefule or Ahamefule, but who takes over from you must share your custom with you.

If people do not come together, they are scattered as they remain individuals because the bond was lacking. Bond, what is it? It is the power of combination to stretch and involve people to their community welfare. Lack of this motivates death because failure to provide community support exposes individuals to danger morally, spiritually or by abuse. He died yesterday, I die today and you die tomorrow, it is the same death but a community could act more proficiently to space out the days.

Wherever people are scattered, it is their self-pride and anarchy of jealousy and envy, which characterises their failure. That Igbo formed the basis of Biblical unity challenges their current form, where no two or more people can agree in good work We are now in the era of soul (conscience) searching to find what every Igbo person is doing that is scattering Igbo. Language is a part of custom and Igbo language is a force. Whether spoken in tongue, performed in act or sign; whether spoken in the North, East, West or South, it is only useful if it spurs understanding and better knowledge.

This work is so brief and concise to save a busy person?s time. As named, the work is a test of Igbo language as it borrows or lends to other languages. As an aid to learning Igbo, it contains the rules of usage. It shows the age of Igbo as biblical evidence supports Igbo origin and custom from Genesis 4 to the last Prophet of the Old Testament (Malachi). In proving that meaning gives power to word, the Igbo/Hebrew words such as Chi-jireh or Jehovah-jireh (Genesis 22:14) Ada, Lemechi, Malachi are explained to simplify the understanding of the Bible.

Further, word formation, meaning and explanation are dealt with under alphabets and pronunciation (chapter 2).
The nature of Igbo language as found in its prefix and suffix was the concern of chapter 3.
As in every language, word command and punctuation are dealt with in chapter 4.
Igbo Word-Bank (dictionary) is displayed in chapter 5, the main aim being to persuade a learner to pick words of daily meaning to him/her and grow onwards to others.

The original calendar of the world as found in Igbo market days and purposes poses a challenge to the modern person (chapter 6), who does not know which came first, the Sun or Rain.

Add to your knowledge with the proverbs and riddles (chapter 7).

Table Of Content

  • Preface i
  • What is Word-Bank? 1
  • Pronunciation 3
  • Prefix & suffix 8
  • Punctuation 9
  • Word-bank 11
  • APPENDICES
    • A. Igbo Markets/days 42
    • B. Igbo Proverbs & Riddles 44
    • C. Nigerian States 50
    • D. Leaders of Nigeria since 1955 51
    • E. The Countries of the world 55
    • F. Books of the Bible 70
    • G. Weights, Measures & Standards 75
    • H. Elements of Chemistry 93

Fabian N. Ukaegbu was born in Eastern Nigeria. He received his basic education there before travelling to the United Kingdom for further education. He qualified in Marketing, Management, Accountancy and International Relations/Diplomacy. He worked for six and the half years as a Consular Officer in the Nigeria High Commission in London and has worked also as a finance officer for 14 years with the London Borough of Hackney.
He is a prolific writer as indicated by the titles below