Fongbe Primer: Functional Fon Language for Our Everyday World

fon language book for those in the diaspora

Fongbe Primer: Functional Fongbe for our Everyday World is our first production of a book on an Afrikan language, and the first book written by an “African American” on the Fon language spoken primarily in Southern Benin Republic, but also in as wide a range extending from Southwest Nigeria to Ghana; also used as a ritual language in Brazilian Candomble, and as the basis for the creole language of Ayiti (Haiti) along with its ritual language. Fongbe Primer is an excellent work for those in the beginner to intermediary stages of the Fon language of Southern Benin Republic. Fongbe Primer is unique in that it is a Fon language book that contains a plethora of very valuable West Afrikan Vodun terminology. Fòngbè Primer is the latest addition to the wealth of extant publications and contributions making Afrikan languages accessible to Afrikan descendants. For the first time we have an intelligible, easy to study and read Fon-English resource for English speaking Afrikans seeking to learn the Fon language. With over 9,300 entries, Fongbe Primer is a major contribution to the active movement of Re-Afrikanization via tools assisting with living Afrikan culture.

One does not have a culture without a living language. Therefore, this Fon language book presents the reader with functional Fongbe (Fon language) to be used in everyday situations. To Re-Afrikanize is an arduous process that must include, as one of its most vital components, the resurrection and implementation of Afrikan languages in one’s daily life. Fongbe Primer is a great source for those who have embraced Aja (Fon) culture, especially those that are returning New Afrikan practitioners of the powerful and most ancient spiritual tradition of Vodun – a powerful tradition deeply embedded within Fon culture and people.

Special care has been taken to include all proper tonations (low, mid, high) and special characters with appropriate visual accent marks. This book is a must have for serious students of Afrikan languages and cultures. This book is not just a language book. It is filled with many historical and conceptual facts as they relate to Aja-Fon culture, history, philosophy, and the Vodun spiritual worldview. 

Table of Contents

Preface

About this Book

Path and Purpose

The Alphabet in Fɔ̀ngbè

Expressing Time and Numbers

Months and Days of the Week

Personal Pronouns and Usage

Subjects

Word Addendums that

Shape Meaning

Vocabulary

Verbs

         DuosyllabicVerbs

         Monosyllabic Verbs

Preposition Usage

Kpè Máwú: Praising the Creator

Useful Sentences and Their Structure

Greetings

Proverbial and Oracular Wisdom

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African Vodun video series from the Maroon monarchy of Ganlodo

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The Kilombo Paradigm: Maroon Sovereignty Through Vodun Culture

The Kilombo Paradigm: Maroon Sovereignty Through Vodun Culture

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