Exploring Positions in Yoruba
Objective: To understand and practice vocabulary related to positions in Yoruba.
1. Vocabulary Introduction:
Begin by introducing the basic vocabulary related to positions in Yoruba. Examples:
– Inside: inú
– Outside: òde
– On top of: orí
– Underneath: abẹ́
– Behind: ẹ̀hin
– base; bottom: ìdí
– next to: ibi
– up; mountain: òkè
– down; ground: ilẹ̀
2. Visual Aid:
Prepare visual aids or flashcards depicting various positions. For example, create cards with images representing “inside a house”, “on top of a table”, “next to a tree,” etc.
3. Vocabulary Practice:
a. Describe a specific position using the visual aids or flashcards.
b. Repeat the process with other positions. Encourage participants to actively engage by providing their own examples or asking questions about different positions.
4. Real-Life Situations:
Move on to applying the vocabulary in practical scenarios. Describe or present everyday situations where positions are relevant. For instance, describe a scene like “The book is on the table” or “The cat is under the chair” in Yoruba.
English “on” may be translated in two different ways:
“on top of”: e.g. fi sóri tábílì. (put it on the table)
“on the body of”: e.g. fi kọ́ s’ára ògiri. (put it to hang on the wall)
Similarly, “from” will have to be translated to be differently according to circumstances.
e.g. Mo gbà iwé mi l’ọ́wọ́ rẹ̀. [I got my book from (the hand of ) him.]
e.g. Ó k’árun l’ára ìyawó rẹ̀. [He contracted an infection from (the body of) his wife.]