Mëta nínú àwôn ohùn orin Three of the musical notes of the a þ lórí dùrù ni a fi þ piano are used to simulate the töka dídún ohùn õrõ. intonation of words. This has been Àwôn olùkö àti akëkõö èdè used with good effect by Yoruba Yorùbá ti lo àýfàní yìí fún teachers and students for many õpõlôpõ ôdún. years.
Àpççrç Example
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Ìró ohùn Phonology
d: r: m: ( ˋ ) re ( ) ( ˉ ) mí ( ˊ )
Fonölöjì Yorùbá Phonology
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o (re-) money òwò (-) trade ô (re-) hand õwõ (-) reverence õ (-) flock ô (re-) broom Õwõ (-) a town in Yoruba land
Lílo ‘do-re-mi’ kì í ÿiÿë ní àÿepé ní ìgbà gbogbo ÿùgbön ó wúlò púpõ fún alákõöbêrê.
Utilizing ‘do-re-mi’ does not work perfectly all the time, but it is very useful for the beginner.
Àkíyèsí.
Note.