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'''Vowels'''
 
'''Vowels'''
  
*''a'' as "r''a''t"
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*''a'' as "r'''''a'''''t"
 
*''e'' as "s''e''at"
 
*''e'' as "s''e''at"
 
*''ε'' as "s''e''t"
 
*''ε'' as "s''e''t"
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'''Consonants'''  
 
'''Consonants'''  
  
''b'' as "''b''at"
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*''b'' as "''b''at"
''d'' as "''d''og"
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*''d'' as "''d''og"
''f'' as "''f''og"
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*''f'' as "''f''og"
''g'' as "''g''oat"
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*''g'' as "''g''oat"
''h'' as "''h''ire"
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*''h'' as "''h''ire"
''k'' as "''c''at"
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*''k'' as "''c''at"
''l'' as "''l''og"
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*''l'' as "''l''og"
''m'' as "''m''an"
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*''m'' as "''m''an"
''n'' as "''n''ap"
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*''n'' as "''n''ap"
''p'' as "''p''in"
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*''p'' as "''p''in"
''r'' as "c''r''amp"
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*''r'' as "c''r''amp"
''s'' as "''s''uit"
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*''s'' as "''s''uit"
''t'' as "''t''omb"
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*''t'' as "''t''omb"
''w'' as "''w''ood"
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*''w'' as "''w''ood"
''y'' as "''y''emen"
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*''y'' as "''y''emen"
  
  
 
'''Diagraphs'''
 
'''Diagraphs'''
  
''dw'' as "''j''" sound inthe beginning of "''dr''eams"
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*''dw'' as "''j''" sound inthe beginning of "''dr''eams"
''gy'' as "''j''udge"
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*''gy'' as "''j''udge"
''hw'' as "''wh''ew"
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*''hw'' as "''wh''ew"
''hy'' as "''sh''irt"
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*''hy'' as "''sh''irt"
''kw'' as "e''qu''ip"
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*''kw'' as "e''qu''ip"
''ky'' as "''ch''ap"
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*''ky'' as "''ch''ap"
''nw'' is pronounced as "nyw" with rounded lips at the end. For example: '''Nwunu''' (to leak)
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*''nw'' is pronounced as "nyw" with rounded lips at the end. For example: '''Nwunu''' (to leak)
''ny'' as "Esapa''ñ''ol"
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*''ny'' as "Esapa''ñ''ol"
''tw'' as "''tr''ip"
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*''tw'' as "''tr''ip"
  
 
'''How are you?'''/
 
'''How are you?'''/

Revision as of 17:59, 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)

Variants

Actions

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In other languages