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Hebrews Words of Igbo Origin - Onyeji Nnaji

  The image of Eri, the fist Igbo ancestor P. E. Okwoli, a historic Igala writer made a staring remark that, when people speak like another people or share similar cultural properties with others, it becomes expedient to know that they had had encounters in the past. Okwoli, by this, was of the opinion that similarities in cultural practices or language could be evidence of biological relationship or a proof of meetings in the past. These are natural phenomena; but in Africa (especially Nigerians) these relationships have been utterly misinterpreted to mean a place of origin for the part of Nigeria concerned. Nigerians do not think of peopling others, instead they subscribe to the later. I n 2003, Dr. Atkinson and Russell Gray, another biologist at the University of Auckland carried out a succession of the sequence of research Arkinson's earlier research on the origin of the human tongue and came to the conclusion that,  "The presence of a particular language in many other lan

Evidence of Igbo Presence in the Ancient Egyptian Society - Onyeji Nnaji

The most contribution this research work has to African readers is its unmentionable attempts to reconstruct African history by tracing the genesis of the world as well as Africa from various perspectives. As the passage way to the western part of this world, the survivor of the flood had the Sahara planes as their uninterrupted route out of Igbo land, many stopped in Egypt to form a population there.  Egyptian Words of Igbo Origin Igbo popularized the language of ancient Egyptian because it was, by the explanation above, the foundational language of the founding fathers. A later crusade was occasioned by the civilizer who also went to Egypt with the prevailing culture in the east. To this end, Egyptian words with Igbo sounds and meanings are numerous. Citable among them are in the table below: Egypt words Meaning Igbo Meaning Tuf To throw away. Tufuo To throw away. Akhu Fire or light Oku Fire or light Aru Body or form Aru Body Ba Heart Obi Heart Egypt Black soil Ojikputu (Orlu dialect


Outline of the presentation: 1. Introduction 2. Textual Syntax 3. The Evolution of Visual Grammar 4. Visual Syntax in pictures 5. Visual Grammar and the realisation of meaning by Kress and van Leeuwen 6. Contextual Representational Meaning 7. Contextual Interactive Meaning 8. Contextual Compositional Meaning 9. Criticisms of Visual Grammar 10. Conclusion Introduction   The messages we receive daily on different social media platforms, come in different forms. Apart from words, visuals are also important resource for making meaning. The use of visuals in sending messages is rapidly developing with the growth of the social media; this partly explains why Goodman, (1996) asserts that “it is difficult these days to find a single text which uses solely verbal English”. This assertion draws attention to the fact that apart from words, messages are transmitted through pictures, graphics, drawings as well as paintings. The messages we receive daily on our