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Remember when I said the reason #Igbo is dying is because Igbo does not have any words to describe modern concepts so it’s impossible to describe a typical modern day entirely in Igbo without using English words?

This is my first step to solving it:

A verb root matrix.
Why a verb root matrix?

Because over 90% of Igbo verbs have monosyllabic verb roots.

Despite this, quite a few of the linguistically available combinations using ONLY sounds which exist naturally in Igbo are UNUSED ie there are words which technically are Igbo but mean nothing.
So in the simplest of English, Igbo has a number of verb roots sitting in an abandoned store room somewhere which have not been assigned any meaning, and my strategy is this:

BEFORE borrowing ANY word from another language to expand Igbo, we should FIRST use these extra words.
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OPEN LETTER to @FBI. I have been saying this for 20 years. Nobody listened. Nigeria is a great country. I lived in America close to 30 yrs. My children are American. Youngest @Richkjtmusic is American-Nigerian. We have ETHNIC TRIBES. We are a tribal country #IgboYahooBoys
@FBI It is important you know our ethnic tribes #Igbo #Hausa #Yoruba which represent East, North and West. When we had Nigerian men killing their wives in 2001 they were Igbo names. I covered 6 murder trials. It was a trend. A cultural bad habit. All the police saw was Nigerian
@FBI This list comes after #invictusobi Obiwanne Okeke the Forbes celebrated billionaire was arrested while working in his dark corner of the net. The whole country is in tribal mode. A country that picks ministers and lawmakers via tribe before experience #IgboYahooBoys
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IGBO & IGBO DENIERS

Igbo Bụ Igbo (Igbo is Igbo) But We Have Igbo Deniers

The grandfather & one of the earliest known #IgboDeniers is the acclaimed Ikwerre Writer from Aluu – Elechi Amadi (He schooled in Yoruba land & was a Nigerian soldier during the war).
He went to the Oputa Panel in 2004 & told the whole world that Ikwerre is not Igbo.

Later day Igbo Denying apostles include a certain Henry Okelue (@4eyedmonk) who is only known on Twitter where he claims that Anioma or Delta Igbo are not Igbo.

#IgboDeniers
#Ozoemena
The question is this. If Igbo bụ Igbo, what is the motivation of these #IgboDeniers? The simple chief answer is this. “Failure is an orphan”.

#Biafra
#BiafraRemembranceDay
#BiafraHeroesDay2019
#ozoemena
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... sometimes solving one problem begets another. #Igbo culture most laudably seems to be pushed by those in diaspora, as seen on the social media. However, 90% of what is shown is mainly #masquerading and #dances. Very beautiful. Moreover, there is need to emphasis other aspects
Like marriage, farming, food, poetry, arts & crafts, industry, commerce, architecture etc. There has been a great awakening; most nostalgia and sometimes, a relapse because one can't compete with global trends. Idolatry is on the increase pitched unto 'say' Omenala, our #culture.
African Traditional #Religion (ATR) especially as practiced by ndi Igbo was just a tip of the iceberg about their culture. It was the culture of a typical Igbo person not to go hungry, as such manliness, was measured by the number of yam tubers one had in his barn and other #farm
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A leader in #Igbo land must be very careful. They recognise that the line between sanity & insanity is very thin. Once one starts chorusing ijọm instead of ijọ́m, s/he is on his or her own. Like the said madman casting nothing over the bridge shouting, "13,13, 13..." The bridge
having hung over a deep turbulent river, people gathered to wonder what 13th bawl it could've been. So, a more inquisitive one went closer to see. At once, the madman scooped, plunged him over and began to sing, "14, 14..."

The Igbos know fleeing away, isn't cowardice in any way
Onye Igbo maara na ọhịa a hụrụ ozu nza abụọ na ihe na-egbu nwa nza, nọ na ya.

Kama ihe ga-ata isi ya, ya kpuru okwu ya. #Igbo
He doesn't sit out with insanity. He doesn't take counsel of psychopaths. Once a sound mind, crosses over to the other side of reasoning, the rest
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