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  1. Ife El Says:

    Why have you stopped posting? I dont see any post beyond April 09. Enjoy your work while a bit dodgey to comprehend. Thanks so much for your contributions. Especially appreciated your treatment on the Moors!

    • igbohebrewdialectic Says:

      I have not lost interest in the site. Sorting out the right agenda for the relationship between Igbo and Hebrew is not very direct. With time, we will understand your questions and the answers.

      Thanks for reminding me of the need to re-edit and I will inprove.

  2. Echezona Says:

    1. “Nigerian Igbo” – Please can you stop using that term? When you say “Nigerian Igbo,” then you are implying that there are other kinds of Igbo. We Igbo’s (and Afrikans of today, in general), already have enough (abuse-induced) identity crisis. Let us not add anymore issues. Just say Igbo, please. There is no one who doesn’t know of Igbo people. And even if one doesn’t know, since they are reading your essays online, they should be able to do a search for the word ‘Igbo.’

    You are also belittling Igbo, by implying that the adjective ‘Nigerian’ is needed for Igbo people to have an identity. You are strongly implying that the only reason Igbo people exist is because Nigeria exists. You effectively shorten the history of Igbo people to the short, puny, tiny and inferior history of Nigeria. Igbo people existed way, way, way before lugard and his cohorts. So please, quit insulting Igbo by putting ‘Nigerian’ around it.

    Or perhaps, you could make me understand why you use the phrase “Nigerian Igbo.”

    2. Sampson Iroabuchi Onwuka: I noticed that initially, your first entries in your blog said Iroabuchi Onwuka. But the more recent entries, you started to add Sampson to it. I mean this in the most polite way possible: Why did you add Sampson to it?

    3. Also, you need to edit much more. Don’t get me wrong, I do thoroughly understand that you are treating a very difficult subject… so you are just trying very hard to focus on getting your thoughts out – which is great, of course. But when you are done writing, you need to come back and edit it so that it is easier for your readers to follow you ACCURATELY. Or else, we WILL misunderstand you. Way too many of your commas are in the wrong place, and way too many times, there are no commas at all in the places that are supposed to have commas.

    I would have loved to help you edit your work, but unfortunately, my schedule is too busy now. Although, mathematically speaking, if I do have time to read your work, I should be able to have the time to edit it as I read it. But, I don’t know … If you had some sort of online collaborative setup (like google docs perhaps), that allows you to put draft versions of your work … and your readers could help you edit your work (kinda like wiki), and then you basically check to make sure that the edited versions have your true intentions — when everything checks out, then you can post the final version on your blog or wherever.

    You should always try your best to write so that the common Afrikan person would understand what you are saying.

    • igbohebrewdialectic Says:

      Echezona…quite interesting observations. Thanks.

      1, The mistakes I have in many of my articles make a mess of the writing. The grammar does not persuade either. I shall try to edit some of it, but I have very little knowledge on who is reading it. Any how, if you care to edit it, can we talk about it. My email is sunsetstudios@hotmail.com

      2, Secondly, the issue of Sampson Iroabuchi Onwuka…well Sampson is part of my name. I have to add it to enable Americans comfortable with Sampson pronounce my name. My first name is Iroabuchi and Sampson is the second name. So Sampson Iroabuchi Onwuka is relativey okay…but if someone else is concerned about the name, I will just switch to Iroabuchi.

      3, About Nigerian Igbo, well I can’t remember the very reasons for it, saving for the fact that much of Bantu seem to come around Nigerian and Cameroun boundary, so emphazing Nigeria, gives room for further enhances on the subject matter.

      4, I was also wondering whether you have looked at the series on etymology, especially ‘etymology and the problems of African history’?

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