Prayer to Our Guardian Angels.
Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day (night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.
Angɛ̀rǝ̀ Nywè, ǹlinǝ̀ wa . Nywe fya wa a mbwo wwò mbǝ’ǝ akòŋnǝ̀ zhi. Yii ndzwi nǝbenǝ mwò nǝ njwe senǝ, mǝ ŋwà’àsǝnǝ ̀nkà’a wwo, mǝ dǝ̀sǝnǝ̀ mânduŋǝ a mbwo mwò, mǝ chisǝnǝ̀ wa, mǝ lìnǝnǝ wa, Adzwili .
“Ǹchə̀ ngwo dzwi nə ngwo.”
The dog’s curse is on itself. (Do not revenge)
|1||fə̀li’i dzwi ndyâ.||There is smoke in the house. There is a stranger in the house.|
|2||Azuŋə zuma ntiŋkaŋə nunə nshye nzə boŋə məŋkhə kə a tiŋə ndəŋə, boŋə a kakə zə.||While an elder sees while sitting even if a child climbs a tree he cannot see.|
|3||Nchyambi moo ŋù bə ndəmə yε.||A man’s first child is his brother or sister.|
|4||Boŋə o ka wwò ò kakə mbàŋə bə.||If you do not fall you cannot pick a stick.|
|5||Boŋə fənyə tya wwo ò zə ŋwεŋwε tsətsuŋə ò khə.||If a snake bites you, you will run when you see a worm.|
|6||Mmi mə kwi’ifò ə̀fwò məyii.||The eyes of a Kwifor (Palace Masquerade of Authority) are the grasses.|
|7||Ngamə ləmətə nzεrə wwε nəkàŋə||The discussion in the house was interesting that caused the thief to laugh from the ceiling.|
|8||Nkabə bwo ŋù nə kakə mboŋnə.||Somebody cannot discuss with money.|
|9||Akòŋnə chya nkabə.||Love is important than money.|
|10||Abwo mo’o bikàkə nəbu’u nkwεrə.||One hand cannot tie a bundle.|
|11||Nkabə ŋu bə̀ bi.||A man’s money is in his people.|
|12||Boŋə njə̀ ka ala’a kuu bəkəmə jyə kə̀?||If there are no defaulters what will kingmakers eat? If there are no fines or penalties what will the government benefit?|
|13||Nəzo’o bə əkwerə ntiŋə||Marriage is perseverance.|
|14||Bεnə abàà zhə adi’i wuma abwo zhə bə kù’ù wə .||Hang your bag where your hand can reach.|
|15||Bə lεrə lεrə nshye wi .||We are only tallying in this world.|
|16||Azuŋə nshi’inə nə kakə nlεrətǝ .||Good things never last.|
|17||Fə̀lya ndə̀mǝ nə̀wwo.||Sleep is the brother/sister to death.|
|18||Ò təmə akù zhə a bânǝ̀ ngo’o.||If you hid your foot, let the stone break.|
|19||Boŋə ò zii abi boŋə o bə jyə məjyə mə moo.||If you spend your day at home, you will eat the child’s food.|
|20||Njwe mbə̀ŋə a zhi nshye.||A rainy day is known by the earth.|
|21||Ǹnà fa zanə bə zə̀ mə̀ konə̀ .||The animal that separates from the others is bound to be caught.|
|22||Abenə – mfò boŋə bəgwè.||The King’s dance is good for the comedians.|
|23||Swigərə a dzwi ma mmu maכboŋə ə tô nta’a.||Gossiping is a wild fire that can burn a hill.|
|24||Fə̀saŋə fəmo’o bikakə ndyâ nzi.||A single broom stick cannot sweep the house.|
|25||Ǹnà bika nshye nwwo mbəŋnə tə fə̀ngò’ò.||Meat cannot fall down and it’s picked up without sand.|
|26||Àwuŋə ǹtsə̀mə̀ boŋə nə awuŋə nkà’à.||For a hunting expedition to be successful young hunters must be present.|
|27||boŋǝ abarə ndya bonə mbyi noŋə̀ wǝ.||If the backyard is good goats will lie on.|
|28||Ntâ ti bitə bə’ənə lya səŋə kə ndarə yε.||The branch broke just when the bird was taking off.|
|29||Taa mbə̀ŋə̀ nə gha.||Protect yourself from the rain when it is still far off.|
|30||Tso’o atsə̀’ətyə nkwε maku’u wwò.||Remove your cap and take something to eat.|
|31||Tu’u nkyi məmə nkhe.||Carry water in a basket.|
|32||Kəfəmə ghǝ̀rə anyù nə anyù.||The bee is doing something for something.|
|33||Mayàbǝ̀ be anyu ngu’u .||Love issues are things of the past.|
|34||Ba wwo bə təmə nzεrə.||Make way and let the thief be caught.|
|35||Chyâ ndzəmə fὲrə̀ nkwurə aborə nəngùŋə.||Eat premature plantains because of the wind..|
|36||Ngwo tyǝnǝ a nǝ akwεǎ.||If you hear dogs fighting, there is a bone.|
|37||Boŋǝ ò lεrə ntenə ò chə nkwi dzwâ mfye.||If you stay out of home for long you may harvest wet wood.|
|38||kə alə’ərə zhə nə khə chyâ.||Don’t run faster than your shadow.|
|39||Mε’ε azuŋə mbə azuŋə.||Throw something to pick something.|
|40||ndiŋə ntsəmə dzwi nǝ taŋka yε.||Every witch/wizard has a friend.|
|41||Ǹna mângòŋə bikàkə ntaŋə.||Meat for many is not tough. A task for many people is never difficult.|
|42||Ntsǔ kwurə əkwε.||A mouth that eats bones. (empty talking)|
The Seven Sorrows, also known as Dolors of the Blessed Virgin Mary, refers to the seven most painful moments that the Virgin Mother encountered during her lifetime as the Christ Jesus’ Mother. Simeon prophesied the sorrows during the Baby Jesus presentation at the temple by his Mother Mary and fostered father, Joseph. He said, “…And a sword will pierce your own soul too.” (Luke 2:35) Below are photos, quotations and litany of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
The prophecy of Simeon (Luke 2:25-35)
Ànyù zu ma Simeon a lyǝ nswiŋǝ.
The flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15
Mǝ̀khǝnǝ̀ ghǝ fǝfǝ ala’a Egypt.
Loss of the Child Jesus for three days (Luke 2:41-50)
Mǝ̀byenǝ̀ mǝ Yesù nǝ njwe tarǝ fǝ mǝŋkhǝ.
Mary meets Jesus on his way to Calvary (Luke 23:27-31; John 19:17)
Màriyà â kwɛtǝ Moo yì fǝfǝ mânduŋǝ Cafariya.
Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (John 19:25-30)
Bǝ bu’ute Yesù nǝ àbàŋnǝ̀ a kwo.
The body of Jesus being taken from the Cross (Psalm 130; Luke 23:50-54; John 19:31-37)
Bǝ shwi’isǝ̀ Yesù fǝ atyǝ àbàŋnǝ̀.
The burial of Jesus (Isaiah 53:8; Luke 23:50-56; John 19:38-42; Mark
Compassionate Mother, teach us your ways and give us your courage. Have pity and intercede for the whole world. Amen
Mya ǹtsamǝ̀lìŋnǝ̀, zi’irǝ wi nǝ mânduŋǝ̀ wwò, fya mǝtenǝ mwo a mbwo bǐ. Ko mǝlìŋnǝ̀ nkǝ nshwenǝ atyǝ mbî ntsǝ̀mǝ̀. Adzwilǐ
Litany to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows
Authored By: Pope Pius VII
|Lord, have mercy on us||Christ, have mercy on us|
|Lord, have mercy on us|
|Christ, hear us,||Christ, graciously hear us|
|God, the Father of heaven,||have mercy on us|
|God the Son, Redeemer of the world,||have mercy on us|
|God the Holy Ghost,||have mercy on us|
|Holy Trinity, One God,||have mercy on us|
|Holy Mary, Mother of God,||pray for us.|
|Holy Virgin of virgins,||pray for us.|
|Mother of the Crucified,||pray for us.|
|Sorrowful Mother,||pray for us.|
|Mournful Mother,||pray for us.|
|Sighing Mother,||pray for us.|
|Afflicted Mother,||pray for us.|
|Foresaken Mother,||pray for us.|
|Desolate Mother,||pray for us.|
|Mother most sad,||pray for us.|
|Mother set around with anguish,||pray for us.|
|Mother overwhelmed by grief,||pray for us.|
|Mother transfixed by a sword,||pray for us.|
|Mother crucified in thy heart,||pray for us.|
|Mother bereaved of thy Son,||pray for us.|
|Sighing Dove,||pray for us.|
|Mother of Dolors,||pray for us.|
|Fount of tears,||pray for us.|
|Sea of bitterness,||pray for us.|
|Field of tribulation,||pray for us.|
|Mass of suffering,||pray for us.|
|Mirror of patience,||pray for us.|
|Rock of constancy,||pray for us.|
|Remedy in perplexity,||pray for us.|
|Joy of the afflicted,||pray for us.|
|Ark of the desolate,||pray for us.|
|Refuge of the abandoned,.||pray for us.|
|Shiled of the oppressed,||pray for us.|
|Conqueror of the incredulous,||pray for us.|
|Solace of the wretched,||pray for us.|
|Medicine of the sick,||pray for us.|
|Help of the faint,||pray for us.|
|Strength of the weak,||pray for us.|
|Protectress of those who fight,||pray for us.|
|Haven of the shipwrecked,||pray for us.|
|Calmer of tempests,||pray for us.|
|Companion of the sorrowful,||pray for us.|
|Retreat of those who groan,||pray for us.|
|Terror of the treacherous,||pray for us.|
|Standard-bearer of the Martyrs,||pray for us.|
|Treasure of the Faithful,||pray for us.|
|Light of Confessors,||pray for us.|
|Pearl of Virgins,||pray for us.|
|Comfort of Widows,||pray for us.|
|Joy of all Saints,||pray for us.|
|Queen of thy Servants,||pray for us.|
|Holy Mary, who alone art unexampled,||pray for us.|
|Pray for us, most Sorrowful Virgin,||that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ|
Let us pray
O God, in whose Passion, according to the prophecy of Simeon, a sword of grief pierced through the most sweet soul of Thy glorious Blessed Virgin Mother Mary: grant that we, who celebrate the memory of her Seven Sorrows, may obtain the happy effect of Thy Passion, Who lives and reigns world without end. Amen.
Game-Based Learning plays important role in teaching by making students to collaborate, communicate, interact and work in teams. Strategic games improve the functioning of brain. Gaming creates a dynamic that can inspire learners to develop skills and build an emotional connection to learning and subject matter. Games designed specifically for the purpose of educating children can motivate self learning and problem-solving skills to a great extent. Game-Based Learning simply means including knowledge matter of subject into games. All types of games are learning processes, be it casual gaming for fun, or something serious. Here is one of such games. The student will be able to identify objects and count them
Below is a table showing the different noun prefixes in Nkwen Language. There are nine (9) noun classes following the noun prefixes. The prefixes in class one (1) are made up of the nasals (m, n). It should be noted that classes 2, 5 and 7 are plural classes while the rest are singular. Thus, class seven (7) is different from class (3) three which is a singular class, though they both bear the prefix ǝ̀. The last class (9) has no noun prefix.
A TABLE OF NOUN PREFIXES IN NKWEN LANGUAGE
|Class||Noun prefix||Examples||Free Translation|
|1.||Ǹ (ǹ, m̀)||m̀fò|
|4.||Nə̀||Nə̀sa nə̀lòŋə |
|Hoes clothes doors|
|8.||Fə̀||Fə̀nkəbə̀ fəkəbə fə̀ŋnyə|
|Statue spoon snake|
African dishes are becoming part and parcel of most kitchens in the world nowadays. Koki and Ripe Plantain is a typical African dish. It is a dish so abundant in the various food nutrients. This traditional dish has become so popular that it is now eaten in many countries of the world because of its richness. The main ingredients used to prepare a tasty Koki and Ripe Plantain dish are,
- koki beans
- ripe plantains
- red palm oil
- tender cocoyam leaves
- pepper for those who eat pepper.
This video shows us the ingredients to prepare a good dish of Koki and Ripe Plantains. Subscribe and share with friends.
- The beans and tender coco-yam leaves are harvested from the farm or bought from the market or store. All the other ingredients are gotten from the store. Spinach can be used where cocoyam leaves are not accessible.
- Soak the full beans grains for about 2 to 3 hours and wash. If crushed, soak and wash immediately.
- Slice the tender cocoyam leaves.
- Grind the beans after washing.
- Put the paste in a mortar, add a bit of salt and magi and stir or beat it for about three to four minutes.
- Add salt and magi to taste. Stir again for some time until it rises and almost double the quantity.
- Add the cocoyam leaves, and then it is ready to tie in bundles.
- Add red palm oil in each bundle before tying.
- Put in a sizable pot, add water and steam for about 45 mins to one hour.
- After grinding blend the paste very well. Add enough water and then all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together.
- Tie in bundles and steam in a sizable pot.
Some Health Benefits of Koki and Rip Plantains
- The steaming method used in cooking koki retains a lot of vegetable proteins from the beans that are good for the body.
- Red palm oil gives us vitamins and fats.
- The tender cocoyam leaves give us vitamins and help in building our blood.
- Plantains provide us with calcium and starch.