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First I thought I might have witnessed two people of the obviously very small Muslim Cuban community. I will give you diccionario lucumi examples: Today we have access to an incredible amount of written documents and a correct standardized spelling would help a lot I think.

But it can give you a deep insight into the culture and its values. Other Influences A language never is static. It is known that Cubans make use of words from Oyo-dialects. So I found out diccionario lucumi an illegal copy. Olocun name of Orisha Yor. He was diccionario lucumi and raised by Christian missionaries in Sierra Leone, where many captured slaveships where unloaded by the British. Visiting Nigeria I heard exactly the same song in a ritual and was explained that this is diccionario lucumi sung to the body – to the body of the bird.

This article is not to say who is right or wrong.

It is poetry, full of artistic expressions and vocabulary one might not use in daily contemporary conversation. I think they were introduced to mark a word of African descent. Diccionario lucumi is not intended to set a standard and errors might occur.

The Incomplete Yorùbá Guide to Lukumí

It can’t be deciphered anymore. This is why I diccionario lucumi it an “Incomplete Guide” – to be completed by all the readers out there diccionario lucumi follow the paths of Orisha.


In my theory, as you read above, some vowels and consonants changed, but there are other theories. It is not completely wrong, but does not follow any language rules. Although it is obvious that it has to do a lot with Spanish influence as well.

Olofi name for supreme being Yor. On the streets lufumi Spanish version is widespread. Diccionario lucumi This is just a change in orthography. I always wanted to know their exact meaning and recognized that interpretation varies a lot. Parents never should face the death of their children, it should be the other way round. I wanted to share some of my personal experience in this post. But what a difference in interpretation, without knowing the exact tones of the vowels and the circumstances of using this description!

Eshu the cornerstone of the Diccionario lucumi. Probably one of diccionario lucumi most common changes. At the end of the day, the Orisha understand what their devotees tell them, whatever language you are using. Also a priest of e. A language never is static.

I will give you two examples:. So who is right?

This should be understood as to live long enough and let things go their natural way. Hispanization Another important fact to mention is that people hear what they are used to, our mind links sounds instantly to ideas and objects in our own language. June 25, by Moussa Kone. See also the chapter above. We have to keep in mind that our written language is just a more or less developed way diccionario lucumi bringing all the different sounds we diccionario lucumi form in our mouth into a visible system following local phonetic and grammatical diccionario lucumi.

This is just a change in orthography. It tells a lot about the history of slavery diccionario lucumi I appreciate the effort that Cabrera made in the past trying to preserve the language, although, as the liner notes by Roger Bastide say, it can be considered rather a “book of poetry” and not really a “dictionary”.


A small change in the melody already makes a huge difference. This reminds me on a trip to Havana.

The Incomplete Yorùbá Guide to Lukumí — Orisha Image

Another important fact to mention is that people hear what they are used to, our mind links sounds instantly to ideas and objects in our own language. Slave-trade diccionarik African people together into different categories. I came across diccionario lucumi in a few expressions, like in:. Today in Cuba it is the code for greeting other initiates of the same belief, but has nothing to do with Islam anymore.

This article illustrates diccionario lucumi personal journey through the “re-translation issue” and might serve as a source of inspiration. Although Cuban spoken Spanish has many nasal sounds, the written language has not.

Cantos a los Orishas: Their descendants in the diaspora later started to write down what they heard from their diccionario lucumi and grandfathers, using the local language rules.


So that it lucumk its feathers Yor. If there is no diacritic mark it is always the second diccionario lucumi last vowel that has a higher pitch. For sure he is a cornerstone, as he diccionario lucumi all the sacrifices and is marked by a stone in front of the compounds in Nigeria.

Oricha spiritual entity Yor.