Language and Linguistics


Language and Linguistics


One distinct attribute that set apart human beings from all other species is the ability to use language to express their intents purposefully, progressively and persuasively. Thus, humans are able to understand one another and the societies they live in more fully.

What is Language?

A language is a structured system of communication which consists of a set of sounds and written symbols that are used by the people of a particular society. In other words, language is a vehicle of communication.

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Why Different Languages for Different Nations?

Because there are different nations, also there are different languages. That is, each nation has a set of sounds and written symbols with which its members understand themselves fully and this is usually different from any other society. For example, the Yoruba nation has a language different from the Hausa and Igbo nations. Similarly, other ethnic nationalities each has its language different from the other.
However, for any language to be effective in communication, it must be cautiously and deliberately learnt. It is uncommon for any human being to be born with a language imbued in him or her. Hence, everyone has got to learn a language (even the often branded mother tongue). The only difference is that minimum effort is generally required in acquiring a language in mother tongue.

Yoruba is the predominant language in many states in Southern Nigeria. All the six (6) states in South-West are known to be Yoruba speaking states. In addition, there are approximately four (4) other states in the South where some of the communities speak Yoruba. Hence, it is fair to say that about ten (10) states in Nigeria are Yoruba speaking states.

It may not be a bad idea for us to make cautious plans and strategies to build upon the dialect our parents bequeathed to us. This is because language is one of the means of cultural development. Besides, language promotes social integration amongst the people that speak it. Thus, the reason for this language translator. Together, we can develop this Etsako language translator and make our younger generations have a better mastering and understanding of our Etsako dialect just as they are in other languages.

Our language translator is designed to enable users enter any word either in English Language, Yoruba Language or Etsako dialect into the SEARCH BOX. Then the translator will automatically display the interpretation of the word(s) in the three different languages. If your search word is not included yet, the translator will display “No matching records found“. Don’t worry, try it some other time. It is work in progress. We are updating and upgrading the translator continuously.

At this point, we acknowledge contributions from everyone so that the translator can be all-inclusive of all words in Etsako dialect. Kindly send to us whatever word you will like us to add. We will be glad to include it. We also appreciate your time and kind contributions. Also, you can share it to others on Facebook using the SHARE button above. Help us tell others to make use of our translator and make useful contributions

You can also assist in translating some words from English Language to Etsako dialect. From our end, we have not found suitable interpretations for some words in English Language. From time to time, we will include such words on this portal. Some of those words are BUT. Check other Etsako Language website here

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