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IGBOORIGIN Igbo History from the Oral TalesbyOnyeji NnajiOne difficult task facing the Igbo child at any given time is on issues concerning his history. Ask any Igbo who he is, he will tell you that he is an Igbo. If the question is stressed further, he may say simply that he is an Igbo; just that. Ask him who his ancestral father is; you will be surprise to hear him say, “I don’t know”. His reply and the confusion found on his countenance tell you immediately that he is lost. He is lost – it is not that he did not know himself to certain level of explanations about his personality or linage, but that – the more authentic aspect of his history that stresses his ancestral origin is completely a mirage to him. For him, there is actually a genesis for the Igbo, but where? When? Or who? Is, each, the question he is never prepared to be addressed with let alone thinking of any possible suggestion for any of the answers. The reason for this sort of disappointment is that the Igbo do not att…


  PREPOSITIONS. The position occupied by prepositions in sentences and the various roles they play in uniting words place them at a staking position that prepositions are nearly unavoidable in the formation of sentences. This staking role is specifically in its ability to create a link, relate or unify words in a sentence. Without the preposition, many sentences may hardly be complete or meaningful. Example: - The man – the bus. - Emeka is – the house. Sentences of this structure cannot assert a complete meaning without a preposition. The only sentence that can survive the absence of a preposition is a simple sentence composed of the apt SVO structure. Examples: - The man died → SV                                                                                              - John saw the lion → SVO - Emma is eating yam → SVO.
Apart from the above examples and their kinds, any sentence that exceeds SVO immediately faces the prejudice of prepositions. From the above conditions, we can explain …