A word I will analyse today is the Yoruba Word, “Yẹ̀yẹ́”. What does Yẹ̀yẹ́ mean?
Yẹ̀yẹ́ is a Yoruba Word that means, “To shame” or “To ridicule”.
That is it! Simple abi? Yes..
How do you pronounce Yẹ̀yẹ́? Simply say, “yeah-yeah“. Each “Ye” sound sounds the same way you would say “Yeah” in English.
In case, it didn’t ring clearly, Yẹ̀yẹ́ means, “Shame” or “Ridicule”. 😘 You’re welcome!
Examples! (It wouldn’t make sense to not give examples of its usage would it?😉)
1. Mo máà yẹ̀yẹ́ ọmọ yẹn l’énìí!
What’s the meaning of the above statement? Don’t worry! It means , “I will ridicule or shame that child today!”) Of course, it’s just an example.. nobody is shaming anybody.. 🤣
2. Ahn.. wọ́n yẹ̀yẹ́ mi gan ni.
What’s the meaning? It means, “Ah.. They ridiculed me so much.” 😭
Lool! What’s an example you can make with the word, Yẹ̀yẹ́? Let me see your Yoruba sentence crafting prowess! Show me what you got in the comments!
Do you have another meaning to add to this? Do you think this is not an accurate meaning? Feel free to correct me in the comments! I’m a small girl! What do I Know??😞 Lol…