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  IGBO ORIGIN Igbo History from the Oral Tales by Onyeji Nnaji                         O ne 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


                  INTRODUCTION In the history of syntax, prepositions alongside other parts of speech are considered as one of the esteemed contributions of the sophists (the itinerant teachers) to the development of the human language. Etymologically, the term “preposition” belonged to the group of word class Aristotle, the founder, referred to as “syndesmoi”. Others in this group are conjunction , article and pronoun . They were thus grouped by Aristotle because they were found to be performing related functions that are summed up in binding terms and exposing the gaps amidst sentences when they are not included. As a plural term, “syndesmoi” is a collective noun that stands for the group while, conjunction , the part of speech that binds together the discourse and finds gaps in its interpretation was called “syndesmos” (see Robins, 1968). Indicating the function of prepositions, Aristotle called it “Prothesis” (a part of speech placed before other words in a composition