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Compound Nouns in Af-Soomaali. Some examples like "Bat" and "Cannibalism"

As you’ll probably know by now, I have a weird obsession with words and language in general. I hope it won’t be a shock to you then, that today, I want to talk about compound nouns and compound verbs. The basic structure of this blog piece is as follows: 1. I’ll do a brief explanation of what a compound noun/verb is. 2. I’ll then provide examples of compound nouns and verbs in the Somali language. In each case, I’ll provide very brief commentary.

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Lack of Education is lack of light

Aqoon la’aan waa iftiin la’aan
Waa aqal iyo ilyas la’aan
Ogaada, ogaada dugsiyada ogaada
Oo gaada, oo gaada
walaalayaal oo adaa

Lack of education is lack of light
It is homelessness and darkness
be attentive to schools
be attentive, be attentive
Brothers and sisters, go to schools

Somali Poem Broadcasted on the radio during the 70s in Mogadishu

Somalia: 3500 oo qaxooti Soomaali iyo Yemeniyiin ah oo soo gaadhay Puntland

#Somalia: 3500 oo qaxooti #Soomaali iyo #Yemeniyiin ah oo soo gaadhay #Puntland

Markab sida in ka badan 3000 qaxooti isku jira Soomaali iyo Yemeniyiin ah ayaa shalay gelinkii dambe soo gaarey dekadda magaalada Bosaaso.

Qaxootigan ayaa kasoo ambabaxay dekadda magaalada Mukalla, waxayna ku qaadatay dhowr maalmood in ay soo gaaraan Bossaso sababo la xiriira hawada Badda oo kacsanayd, waxayna isku jiraan haween, caruur iyo rag oo tiro ahaan gaaraya 3,502-qof.

Masuuliyin ka…

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Eey darajo sare leh oo ka qeylsiiyay Ganacsato Soomaali ah.

Eey darajo sare leh oo ka qeylsiiyay Ganacsato Soomaali ah.

Wararka ka imaanaya Garoonka Aadan Cadde ee Magaalada Muqdisho, ayaa sheegaya in mid kamid ah Eeyaha baaritaanada ku sameeya qaadka kasoo dega garoonka uu ka yaabsaday Ganacsatada qaadka usoo dega. Eeyga oo kamid ahaa Ciidamada AMISOM gaar ahaan baarayaasha ku taqasusay Muqaadaraadka ayaa waxa uu sabab u noqday inuu hakat galo xiligii garoonka laga soo saari jiray Jaadka kadib markii uu hurday…

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Somaliland: 274 qof oo Qaxootiga Yemen ah oo soo Gaadhay Berbera

#Somaliland: 274 qof oo Qaxootiga #Yemen ah oo soo Gaadhay #Berbera

Dagaalkii ka socday Yemen wali muu joogsan. Sidaas oo kale qaxootigii naftooda kala soo cararayey ma uu joogsan. Sabtidii waxa Berbera soo gaadhay 274 qof oo qaxooti hor leh ah.

Sidii kuwii hore, qaxootigan cusubi waxa ay isugu jiraan 234 Soomaali ah, 34 Yemeniyiin ah iyo 4 Itoobiyaan ah.

Sida aan ka soo xiganay sarkaal ka tirsan dekedda Berbera oo codsaday in aan magaciisa la xusin maadaama…

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Dowladda Imaaradka Carabta oo fariin culus u soo dirtay Shabaab Xariishalay kedib.

Dowladda Imaaradka Carabta oo fariin culus u soo dirtay Shabaab Xariishalay kedib.

Dowladda Imaaradka Carabta ayaa si kulul u cambaareeysay gaari gar gaar oo oo Imaaradku lahaayeen oo shalay qarax ismiidamin lagula eegtaya magaalada Muqdisho waxana au ku tilmaameen weerarkaasi inuu ahaa mid argagexiso. Dowladda waxa ay sheegtay in ay sameynayso baaritaan,waxana ay xaqiijisay in weerarkii shalay uusan wax u dhimi doonin shaqada ay u joogaan Soomaali ah oo ah in ay taageraan…

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