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Proofs of Igbo Origin from Archive Records and Cave Libraries - Onyeji Nnaji

      Coming to the more important issue, the origin of the Igbo race has been wrongly given by different people who for the similarity they found among the Igbo and the Israelites haves drawn conclusion that the Igbo descended from the linage of Jacob called Eri. Others suggested that Egypt is the home of the Igbo nation. But the Igbo had told their story as having emanated from nowhere except the sky. If these similarities stressed by these roadside writers should be considered, what would we say about the ancient Dravidian that had over 50 words belonging to the Igbo in their lexicon? Should we also suggest that the Igbo originated from the ancient Mesopotamian civilization since some heroes and kings of the ancient Babel bore Igbo names and spoke some words belonging to the Igbo language? What would we say then, having known that Egypt was older than Abraham the ancestor of the Israelites and hearing also that Egypt was founded by the Umudiala and civilized by the Nsude/Nsuk


                  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