Christian Velásquez Pañganiban (tisoi) wrote in linguaphiles,
Christian Velásquez Pañganiban

Anyone speak Luo?

An LJ friend sent me a video (in the cut) asking me to verify the translation in it. It's one of those wacky conspiracy videos failing miserably at proving that Barack Obama's not American. Anyway the video makes some laughable claims about language and so I told my friend that the translation is most likely false - especially the "nat" thing.

But I am curious about what Barack Obama's grandmother is saying. The Obamas, according to Wikipedia, are Luo. And the video centered around the use of "ñate dhalani." I don't even know if it's been transcribed correctly or if it's even Luo. Anyone know what it really means?


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