The Akans form about 44?f the total population of Ghana. The
UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, is an Akan. Actually Akan is a
collection of Akin dialects: Twi, Fante, Akuapim and Bono. It is the most
widely spoken dialect in the country. Almost every body understands the
language. It will be the obvious choice if Ghana had to pick a lingua franca.
The language lack z, x, v and q in its alphabets in place it has two alphabets
which unfortunately my computer does not support those fonts but o e is
a reflected "c" that is c with its arch facing the west instead of the
normal english c. This is pronounced as 'orr' as in ball. The other alphabet
is a e written like E also reflected by 180 degrees. pronounced as 'ehh'
as in p(e)n. I hope that I about ok if you need any thing more
about the language let me know.
Agya kwaa paa koo apaa
kohunu mampam gyae apam
kopaam mampam maa mampam
foro pam yii pam boo agya
kwaapaa apampam pee.
Mr. Kwaapaa went to the farm to remove stumps
He saw a monitor lizard and stopped removing the stumps
Decided to capture it by chasing it.
The monitor lizard climbed the 'pam' tree
The monitor lizard broke a branch from the pam tree which hit
Mr. Kwaapaa's forehead.
Teacher Tinkorang te Takoradi tete tawa tonton ne teku teku toto tuo.
Teacher Tinkorang stays in Takoradi
Opoku Ware School, WorLD/I*EARN, Ghana
He harvests tobacco, sells them pesewa, he lowest denomination of our
currency the cedi.
buys guns with the proceeds