“የግዕዝ ፊደላችን የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋን መተየብ አይችልም ተብሎ ወደ ላቲን መሔድ ስሕተት ነው። እንዲያውም የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋችን እንዳይዳከም፤ ኦሮሚፋን ተጨማሪ የአገሪቱ የሥራ ቋንቋ ብናደርግ የተሻለ ይመስለኛል።” – ዶ/ር አበራ ሞላ

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“የግዕዝ ፊደላችን የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋን መተየብ አይችልም ተብሎ ወደ ላቲን መሔድ ስሕተት ነው። እንዲያውም የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋችን እንዳይዳከም፤ ኦሮሚፋን ተጨማሪ የአገሪቱ የሥራ ቋንቋ ብናደርግ የተሻለ ይመስለኛል።” – ዶ/ር አበራ ሞላ

26 Responses to “የግዕዝ ፊደላችን የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋን መተየብ አይችልም ተብሎ ወደ ላቲን መሔድ ስሕተት ነው። እንዲያውም የኦሮምኛ ቋንቋችን እንዳይዳከም፤ ኦሮሚፋን ተጨማሪ የአገሪቱ የሥራ ቋንቋ ብናደርግ የተሻለ ይመስለኛል።” – ዶ/ር አበራ ሞላ

  1. I pay due respect to your intellectual endeavour. However, the problem with transcribing Oromiffa is beyound simply typing Geez Fidel using Computer keys. It is quite disappointing that a learned person like you tries to (as you stated) to vote on which script to use as if a technical problem can be solved by show of hands! The incessant ranting that the choice of the Latin alphabet for Oromiffa is only a political decision is nauseating, to say the least. Stating simply that, because every Fidel has its unique & fixed sound, it can be used to scribe every language is totally wrong. It is equivalent to saying that the Roman (or equivalently Habesha) numerals are superior to the so called Arabic numerals in modern computation! Try to do simple multiplication using Roman numerals! Because the Roman numbering system assigns individual symbols to every number does not make it superior to the Arabic numerals that use only ten(10!) symbols to represent every imaginable number, and in any scientific format. And the computer uses only 2 (0 & 1)! It is a choice between rigidity vs versatility!
    Dr. Abera stated that for the Oromiffa/Somali sound ‘dh’ missing from Fidel, earlier writers used some extension to the symbol ‘ደ’. This is a crutch-type of solution. More dramatic and what most proponents of Geez for Oromiffa silently gloss over and what knocks out Fidel is the fact that Oromiffa needs ten (10) denominations of the same sound group as opposed to the 7 variants Geez has. To fill that great gap, Dr. Abera must create >40% more symbols for Oromiffa. What does the effort worth at the end? To save only Abyssinian pride and ego??
    Simply put, leave Oromiffa to the Oromos and expend your time and energy for something more fruitful. Thanks!

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    Galaana Gamta
    December 29, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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    • To Galaana Gamta 

      Thanks for the respect, though your comment was wrong. If transcribing Oromiffa is beyond simply typing Geez Fidel using computer keys, what keys are you using to transcribe yours?

      Dictators don’t like votes. There were no technical problems and this new one won’t replace the problem of hatred. The choice of the Latin alphabet for Oromiffa was not for scientific reason and there is no need for excuses. Because every Fidel has its unique & fixed sound, it can be used to scribe every language and can also create new ones if necessary. Your bringing up the Roman numerals is something irrelevant as nobody is using those for computation. You are the only person who say that the Roman numerals is superior to the Arabic numerals.  The Roman numbering system does not assign individual symbols to every number. The Ethiopic numerals are not equivalent to the Roman numerals and your examples show that you do not know their differences. Thanks to Dr. Aberra, the Ethiopic numerals are equivalent to the Arabic numerals.

      The “dh” sound missing from Fidel, and its use as an extension to the symbol “ደ” is not what you call a crutch-type of solution. It shows that you know very little about the Ethiopic alphabet.  The Ethiopic language character sets for more than a dozen languages including Oromiffa are additions on the original Ethiopic character set.  An example of crutch-type solution is your reading “ጫ”, a sound that does not exist in English.  You are also wrong as Ethiopic has more than seven vowel forms.  Oromiffa needs ten (10) denominations of the same sound group, you wrote, as if “ዸ”, “ዹ”, “ዺ”, “ዻ”, “ዼ”, “ዽ”, “ዾ” and “ዿ” are not enough. Dr. Aberra does not have to create anything as Oromiffa has successfully used Ethiopic for centuries. The effort is to convince you that Oromiffa has been typed successfully with Ethiopic for centuries. Simply put, you better learn to respect science and the truth instead of trying to cheat yourself and the public and tell people to leave Oromiffa to the Oromos as if Oromiffa was left to the Oromos by your type.  Oromos are grateful for the fruitful time and energy spent on the alphabet.

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      Fraol
      January 4, 2018 at 11:53 am
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    • To Galaana Gamta 

      Thanks for the respect, though your comment was wrong. If transcribing Oromiffa is beyond simply typing Geez Fidel using computer keys, what keys are you using to transcribe yours?

      Dictators don’t like votes. There were no technical problems and this new one won’t replace the problem of hatred. The choice of the Latin alphabet for Oromiffa was not for scientific reason and there is no need for excuses. Because every Fidel has its unique & fixed sound, it can be used to scribe every language and can also create new ones if necessary. Your bringing up the Roman numerals is something irrelevant as nobody is using those for computation. You are the only person who say that the Roman numerals is superior to the Arabic numerals.  The Roman numbering system does not assign individual symbols to every number. The Ethiopic numerals are not equivalent to the Roman numerals and your examples show that you do not know their differences. Thanks to Dr. Aberra, the Ethiopic n

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      Braanu gamachu
      January 4, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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        are equivalent to the Arabic numerals.

        The “dh” sound missing from Fidel, and its use as an extension to the symbol “ደ” is not what you call a crutch-type of solution. It shows that you know very little about the Ethiopic alphabet.  The Ethiopic language character sets for more than a dozen languages including Oromiffa are additions on the original Ethiopic character set.  An example of crutch-type solution is your reading “ጫ”, a sound that does not exist in English.  You are also wrong as Ethiopic has more than seven vowel forms.  Oromiffa needs ten (10) denominations of the same sound group, you wrote, as if “ዸ”, “ዹ”, “ዺ”, “ዻ”, “ዼ”, “ዽ”, “ዾ” and “ዿ” are not enough. Dr. Aberra does not have to create anything as Oromiffa has successfully used Ethiopic for centuries. The effort is to convince you that Oromiffa has been typed successfully with Ethiopic for centuries. Simply put, you better learn to respect science and the

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        Braanu gamachu
        January 4, 2018 at 1:01 pm
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        and the truth instead of trying to cheat yourself and the public and tell people to leave Oromiffa to the Oromos as if Oromiffa was left to the Oromos by your type.  Oromos are grateful for the fruitful time and energy spent on the alphabet.

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        Braanu gamachu
        January 4, 2018 at 1:27 pm
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  2. Brain washed olf thugs dont understand this. How can we teach them?

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    Analyst
    December 29, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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    • You have no brain at all! Can you tackle the deficiency I pointed out? Political “fukkera” can not solve a technical problem! Can you understand that?? If not, leave the discussion to others with some intellect.

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      Galaana Gamta
      December 30, 2017 at 4:46 am
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  3. oromos can choose what ever letter suit them to write their language. please stop to change the unchangeable. get used to it

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    mamo mezemer
    December 29, 2017 at 5:40 pm
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    • Correct and we Ethiopians have the freedom to exclude Oromo language from being national language!

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      analyst
      December 30, 2017 at 9:30 am
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      • You mean the 40%+ Oromos do not count as “Ethiopians”? You can not grasp that rights are not gifts from some external “ethiopians”, who ever you mean by that. No body confers rights on an other. You just have them. Any one opposing your basic right is same as one violating your right to life. Basic rights do not stand for compromise. Political neuphants like you fail to understand that.

        Oromiffa will be one of the working languages of Ethiopia, or the official language of free Democratic Republic of Oromia. You have to choose one!

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        Abba Caala
        December 30, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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        • U mean for Madagascar?

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          Analyst
          December 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm
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  4. Dellala!

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    Mesele
    December 29, 2017 at 6:25 pm
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    • ደግ ብልሃል፣ በርግጥም እምሃከላችን ብዙ የምሽን ደላላዎች አሉብን!ተወደደም ተጠላም ግዕዝ-ፊደል የስልጣኔአችን ምልክታችን እንደሆነ ምድሪቱ በፀሃይ ትመጠጣለች፣ (ህልቀተ ዓለም ይሆናል!) ይልቁንስ እስከዚያን ጊዜ ድረስ የተወዳዳሪ የለሹ ስልጣኔአችን ሀብታችን ግዕዝ-ፊደላችን ተካፋዮች ሁኑ!

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      ዘረ-ያዕቖብ
      December 31, 2017 at 7:21 am
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      • No thanks!

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        Abba Caala
        January 2, 2018 at 5:31 am
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  5. The scientific research made recently by Oromo Scientists,Scoolars,Acadamicians and Professionals such as Professor Fikre Tollosa,Professor Fekadu Lemessa Professor Ayele Bekrie, Dr.Aberra Molla ,Dr.Bedilu Wakijirra ,Dr.Daniel Ayana conclude that it is better to use the indigenous cushtic former Oromo Alphabt Geez that creates mony folds of benefits for all nations particularly for Oromo.they suggest Afan Oromo must be Ethiopian Working and Common Communicating Language By Using its owen indigenous Native Alphat Geez that make Afan Oromo Flourishing,Develop and cherry Blossoming.they proved the Oromo people were indigenous and Aborigines Native people using their 80% kushitic alphabts. please read professor Fikre Tollosa book Oromo and Amhara and Google Dr.Aberra Molla Wikipedia and Others Works too.Haile Fida After He Present the Proposal to use Latin in 1973 then After Due to Knowing And Adimiting its short Comings and Disadvantagness He Dropped it Completely.Thanks to our Fore Fathers A prominent linguist Anasimos Nesib(Aba Gemechis) and Aster Gano Fulfilled and Gave A Solution before 170 Years while they Translating Wholly Bible to Afan Oromo Which May be Before the Bible Translated in to Amharic and his following Oromo Generations like Aleka Zenbe who was Daily work recorder of ATSE thowodros, Aleka Tekileyesus Wakijira,Aleeka Tibebu Gemie,Abune petros,(Megerisa Bedane), Yilima Derressa ,Engneer Ayanna Biru,Lorett tsegaye G/Medhin,Baalu Girima ,Sahellie Degago and so mony Develop Bestlly.Please let us Stand Together for this Holly issue .Regardless of our Having Different out looks and opinions it Does Not Mater.

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    Fraol tolera
    December 30, 2017 at 6:58 pm
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  6. እኔ ኦሮሞ ነኝ የኦሮሞ ህጻናትም ሆነ ሌላው ኦሮምኛ መማር የሚፈልግ ኢትዮጵያዊ ቋንቋውን ቶሎ እንዲለምድ በሳባ ፊደል መደረግ ነበረበት ድሮ ” በሪሳ ” የሚባል የኦሮምኛ ጋዜጣ በአማርኛ ፊደላት ተጽፎ ይታተም ነበር ወያኔ ሊያደነቁREN ስለፈለገ ነው ምንም አጋዥነት የሌለውም የላቲን ፊደል ሰንቅሮ ህዝቡን አደንቁሮ ሊገዛ ሚፈልገው የራሳቸውን ዘር አክሰንት እንዳይኖረው አድርገው አማርኛ እያስተማሩና በፊልም ኢንደስትሪው እያሰማሩ ኦሮሞውን ግን አማርኛ ጠላትህ ነው ይሉታል

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    Abrham kajela
    December 30, 2017 at 7:09 pm
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    • Wushetam! You are not Oromo and you don’t speak the language. Shih girgirr yemilewuxew yelem! Attabuku!

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      Abba Caala
      January 2, 2018 at 5:11 am
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  7. ጥላሁን ገሠሠ በጥዑም ዜማው፣ ጸጋየ ገብረ መድህን በተባ ብዕሩ አማርኛን አጊጠውበታል። ኦሮሞነታቸው አልተሸረሸረም። ቋንቋ መሳሪያን ኦሮምኛን ለኦሮሞ ብቻ ማለት ኦሮሞዎችን መጉዳት ነው። አሮምኛን ሌሎች ይማሩት ማለት ደግሞ ሌሎችንም መጥቀም ነው። ተጨማሪ ቋንቋ ተጨማሪ ተጠቃሚነት ያመጣል። ሁሉንም ጉዳይ ፖለቲሳይዝ ሳናደርግ ብንጠቀምበት ይበጃል።

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    Retta negasa
    December 30, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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  8. Someone said “The limits of my language mean the limits of my world”. Without a language we would have to use gestures and other feel and touch methods to communicate to one another. No language written or spoken in the world is whole by itself. Languages borrow words from other languages, the established words of society change their meaning in due time or even become archaic all together. The English language can be spoken using only 36 significantly different sounds. These 36 sounds are represented by 26 letters. This takes me to the language of Amharic. To understand the issue of language in a neutral sense one must understand that human language is transmitted by the culture we live in, not by our parentage.
    The twisted political atmosphere in our country has destroyed established communication and erected barriers to divide and rule. The advocators of Oromiffa to use the English alphabet are simply mired in political gain than any logical reasoning. Politics blinds people and robs them any natural reason that is left in them. Basically, the Amharic letters (~137 characters) can be used to write and read Oromiffa with very little challenge. To say, the English Alphabet best suits the Oromiffa language than the Geeze (Amharic) letters is simply some Kool-Aid the Oromo intellectuals concocted to share it with whom they raise their cups. Has anyone seen any books written in Oromiffa and tried to understand the names of people and its contents that is written in a dizzying and repetitive English alphabet?
    Just take a look at some of the comments given against and for on the article. Some are basically pinhead political tails of TPLF/Oromo advocators who do not see anything other than their own view. Others are nuts who do not have anything to do in their life. Holed up in a western country sowing suspicion and anger among our people. The issue is not whether Oromiffa will become a national language or not. If does; that is not going to be a problem. The issue is, we seem to despise and ignore our inventions/cultures and gains and work to transform ourselves what we are not to be. The Oromo people will gain and the language will take deeper roots around Ethiopia and beyond if the Amharic letters are used instead of the English alphabet.

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    Tesfa
    December 31, 2017 at 2:18 pm
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    • “The advocators of Oromiffa to use the English alphabet are simply mired in political gain than any logical reasoning. ” Why don’t you just tackle the glaring technical issues, instead of repeating your drooling about politics and childish insults????
      It is like arguing with chimps! Go on howling and drumming your chest! No one cares unless you have something logical to say!

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      Abba Caala
      January 2, 2018 at 5:17 am
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  9. ግዕዝና ኦሮሚፋ
    ግዕዝ በዶክተር ኣበራ ሞላ ኮምፕዩተራይዝድ ሆኖ ለዓማርኛ ተመድበው ከተረፉት ሦስት መርገጫዎች ኣንዱ ለኣፋን ኦሮሞ (Afan Oromo) ሲሆን ሌላው ለትግርኛ ተሰጥቶ የቀረው ለኣገው/ቢለን ሥራ ላይ ውለዋል። ይህ በእንዲህ እንዳለ በ፲፱፻፹፫ ዓ.ም. የመንግሥት ለውጥ ጊዜ የአንድ ድርጅት ኦሮሞ ምሁራን ተሰብስበው ከግዕዙ ይልቅ ላቲን ይበጀናል በማለት ግዕዙን (Ethiopic Oromo syllabary) ስለተዉት የሚከተሉትን መጋራት ሳይጠቅም ኣይቀርም።

    ለተጨማሪ መገጃ የሚከተለውን ይጫኑና ከነማስገጃው ያንብቡ ፦

    https://am.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E1%8A%A3%E1%89%A0%E1%88%AB_%E1%88%9E%E1%88%8B#%E1%8C%8D%E1%8B%95%E1%8B%9D%E1%8A%93_%E1%8A%A6%E1%88%AE%E1%88%9A%E1%8D%8B

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    Kabede tesisa
    January 1, 2018 at 1:53 am
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  10. ኒን ዴማ …ኒን ዴማ….
    ቢይ ፌቴን ዴማ…
    ባህርዳርን…ዴማ…
    ጋረ-ዳሸን…በሃ
    ለገ ጣናን……ጬሃ…
    ዴቢኤ…አርጉዳፍ…
    ጃለለ…በሬዳ
    ሲን ወጂን …ጂራኑፍ
    የሮ ኬኘ… ሁንዳ…

    በማለት…….የአሊ ቢራን ዘፈን ትንሽ ሞዲፋይ በማድረግ እየጨፈራችሁ ሄዳችሁ በድል ተመለሱ።

    የህዝቦች አንድነት ለዘላለም ይኑር።

    Karaa milkii isiniif hawaa!

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    Aba biyaa
    January 1, 2018 at 2:11 am
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  11. Odaa Bilisuma Now you are jumping from place to place. A script is an arbitrary symbol for any one who learns it. Probably there is a philosophical or artistic meaning to some one who creates it or a history buff. But some one who learns it it is a symbol that has no relation with the sound that it creates. when you learn it you would know ኦ and o create the same sound. Until you learn it they are meaningless and you may give your own sound to the.
    It is the same with writing systems. Whether alphabetical or syllabus. If you create a system and teach it to someone the person can replicate that system.
    Only after that we go to artistic, aesthetic and other aspects of a script.
    We all know how boring Qube looks like with its endless repetition of vowels and in fact may be dangerous as it is not stimulating to the brain as well as may cause RSI(repetitive strain injury) when writing.

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    Braanu gamachu
    January 1, 2018 at 2:44 am
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  12. Wash your brain with bleach
    Old outdated o l f

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    Braanu gamachu
    January 1, 2018 at 7:50 pm
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    • Have you done to your brain so??!

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      Abba Caala
      January 2, 2018 at 5:30 am
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  13. “ባጋ ባራ ሃራዻን ኢሲን ጋኤ”
    መልካም አዲስ አመት ቢላል። “Baga bara haarayan isin gahe!”
    እንዴት ነው የምትነበበው ? እስቲ በግ እዝ ፊደል ጻፋት። “ባጋ ባራ ሃራያን ኢሲን ጋሄ ” ነው ?TAKE IT EASY!!!BE UPDATE WITH 21 CENTUARY POLITICS EJOLIE.

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    Braanu gamachu
    January 2, 2018 at 8:48 pm
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