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Greetings

In Ateso there are numerous ways of greeting people. A simple ‘hello’ is ‘Yoga’. The type of greeting which is adequate to use always depends on the situation and your relationship to that other person.

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The next form of greeting can be used in pretty much every situation, both to unknown and known people, either when just passing or when starting a conversation:

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Kosodi bodo? (Informal, used amongst friends or acquintances)

How are you? (Lit: What next?)

Eyalama ber eong kanu akusaswam/ aswam kus

Lit.: Thanks for your (plural) work

Response: Iso/Isio itelekarit

You’re welcome/ It’s our pleasure

When showing respect or when actually starting a conversation, one can ask what loosely translates into ‘Good morning’ or ‘Good afternoon’ but is in fact a question:

From morning to noon:

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Ikwenyunit biai Lokapolon(Ipa)/ Napolon(Nakapolon,Ito)?

Good morning, Sir/Madam?

Response: Ejokuna/Ejok ajotot eong ejok cut

Good, I slept very well

Ikwenyunitos/Iwalaritos biai?

Good morning (Lit; How have you woken up?)

Response: Ikwenyunit iso/isio cut ejok.

Good/We woke up feeling very well.

From noon to night:

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Biaibo elosio apaaran Lokapolon/Napolon
(Nakapolon)?

How is your day going Sir/ Madam?

Biaibo elositor apaaran kon Lokapolon/Napolon
(Nakapolon)?

How did you pass your day Sir/ Madam?

When greeting a friend or an acquainted person (not to someone who deserves respect) and inquiring about their well-being one can say:

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