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Twi phrasebook

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Twi phrasebook

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Twi Phrasebook

Grammatical points


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


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"


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)