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== Grammatical points ==
 
== Grammatical points ==
  
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'''Vowels'''
  
''a'' as  
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*''a'' as "r''a''t"
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*''e'' as "s''e''at"
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*''ε'' as "s''e''t"
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*''i'' as "s''i''t"
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*''o'' as "K''u''ala Lumpur"
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*''ɔ'' as "p''o''t"
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*''u'' as "Kuala L''u''mpur"
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'''Consonants'''
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''b'' as "''b''at"
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''d'' as "''d''og"
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''f'' as "''f''og"
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''g'' as "''g''oat"
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''h'' as "''h''ire"
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''k'' as "''c''at"
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''l'' as "''l''og"
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''m'' as "''m''an"
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''n'' as "''n''ap"
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''p'' as "''p''in"
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''r'' as "c''r''amp"
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''s'' as "''s''uit"
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''t'' as "''t''omb"
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''w'' as "''w''ood"
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''y'' as "''y''emen"
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'''Diagraphs'''
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''dw'' as "''j''" sound inthe beginning of "''dr''eams"
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''gy'' as "''j''udge"
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''hw'' as "''wh''ew"
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''hy'' as "''sh''irt"
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''kw'' as "e''qu''ip"
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''ky'' as "''ch''ap"
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''nw'' is pronounced as "nyw" with rounded lips at the end. For example: '''Nwunu''' (to leak)
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''ny'' as "Esapa''ñ''ol"
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''tw'' as "''tr''ip"
  
 
'''How are you?'''/
 
'''How are you?'''/
''Wo ho te sen?'' (Formal)
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*'''''Wo ho te sen?''''' (Formal)
OR ''εte sen?'' (Informal)
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*'''''εte sen?''''' (Informal)
OR ''Mpɔ mu te sεn?'' (Optional meaning "How is the insides of your body")
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*'''''Mpɔ mu te sεn?''''' (Optional meaning "How is the insides of your body")
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'''Fine''' (Informal)
 
'''Fine''' (Informal)
*''Eye''
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*'''''Eye'''''
*"Bɔkɔɔ" (This is optional. Literal meaning is "soft". The "ɔ" is pronounced like "o" is ''rot'', but the "ɔɔ" means that the sound is extended.)
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*"'''Bɔkɔɔ'''" (This is optional. Literal meaning is "soft". The "ɔ" is pronounced like "o" is ''rot'', but the "ɔɔ" means that the sound is extended.)
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'''I am fine''' (Formal)
 
'''I am fine''' (Formal)
*''Me ho ye'' (Literal meaning is "My body is fine")
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*'''''Me ho ye''''' (Literal meaning is "My body is fine")
[[To be more polite you could say;]]
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[['''I am fine, thank you''']]
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*''Me ho ye, me da ase'' (mi-dah-si)
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'''I am fine, thank you''' (To be more polite)
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*'''''Me ho ye, me da ase''''' (mi-dah-si)

Revision as of 17:56, 30 August 2008

Twi Phrasebook

Grammatical points

Vowels

  • a as "rat"
  • e as "seat"
  • ε as "set"
  • i as "sit"
  • o as "Kuala Lumpur"
  • ɔ as "pot"
  • u as "Kuala Lumpur"


Consonants

b as "bat" d as "dog" f as "fog" g as "goat" h as "hire" k as "cat" l as "log" m as "man" n as "nap" p as "pin" r as "cramp" s as "suit" t as "tomb" w as "wood" y as "yemen"


Diagraphs

dw as "j" sound inthe beginning of "dreams" gy as "judge" hw as "whew" hy as "shirt" kw as "equip" ky as "chap" nw is pronounced as "nyw" with rounded lips at the end. For example: Nwunu (to leak) ny as "Esapañol" tw as "trip"

How are you?/

  • Wo ho te sen? (Formal)
  • εte sen? (Informal)
  • Mpɔ mu te sεn? (Optional meaning "How is the insides of your body")


Fine (Informal)

  • Eye
  • "Bɔkɔɔ" (This is optional. Literal meaning is "soft". The "ɔ" is pronounced like "o" is rot, but the "ɔɔ" means that the sound is extended.)


I am fine (Formal)

  • Me ho ye (Literal meaning is "My body is fine")


I am fine, thank you (To be more polite)

  • Me ho ye, me da ase (mi-dah-si)

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