Hello everyone! This post’s focus is intensive pronouns. Some of these are myself, yourself, themselves etc. These types of pronouns emphasise the antecedent. In the Yoruba language, based on my very quick research, these pronouns are expressed in the following format :
ara + subject pronoun
If you want to know more about subject pronouns, please click this link.
This was a bit difficult to draft up because, although I could find resources for some pronouns, I had to resort to google translate and assumptions to figure out the last two pronouns. So please take this grammar lesson with a grain of salt. I hope Yoruba language experts see this and provide their own corrections and suggestions in the comments.
I buy food for myself.
Mo ra oúnjẹ fún ara mi.
You buy food for yourself.
Ẹ ra oúnjẹ fún ara rẹ.
He buys food for himself.
Wó̩n ra oúnjẹ fún ará rẹ̀.
We buy food for ourselves.
A ra oúnjẹ fún ara wa.
You buy food for yourselves.
O ra oúnjẹ fún ara yín.
They buy food for themselves.
O ra oúnjẹ fún ara wọn.
Hope you enjoyed this very informal post. Please, every suggestion or correction is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you! See you in the next post.
As I am also a beginner in Yoruba, my sentences will be very short and boring. So please bear with me.
- Colloquial Yoruba: The Complete Course for Beginners
- Reflexive and Intensive Pronouns
- Google Translate (for yourselves and themselves)