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English Translations of Twi Songs

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Obroni

Hi. I'm learning Twi by listening to ghana songs and reading the lyrics. Does anyone have any of the English translations to help me?

Me da mo ase paa

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thinfox

other learning materials

there are other learning materials like pimsleurs twi series, or bible on tape - twi version. i think those would serve you well in must structured environment than just listening to songs. in the case of pimsleur, there's twi-english, english-twi translation + written text to go along with that. you can buy the twi bible to follow along. i have a copy of pimsleur and bible in mp3 format if you're interested.

maymay57

Hi, I saw that you have a

Hi, I saw that you have a copy of pimsleur and the bible in mp3 format, and I wanted to see if you could send them to me. They would be a great help to me and I would REALLY appreciate it. Thanks - maymay57@hotmail.co.uk

thinfox
RobbyD

Twi Bible and Twi language course on MP3

Hi

I have seen the links to both the bible in twi and the twi language course but when i tried to access them i got both DNS error messages. are they still available.

My wife is ghanaian and i would like to learn Twi so i could speak to her family when we visit Ghana next year

many thanks

God Bless You

My email address is rhindhaugh@hotmail.com

GhanaThink Managing Executive abocco

Twi song translations

thanks for the links guys

@ Obroni - ɛte sɛn?
You can request translations of Twi songs at the Museke.com shop

Also, some of the Twi songs on the site have the translations posted in the comments section for example, Otoolege

the destiny of a nation at any given time depends on the opinions and contributions of its young men and women.

OMANBA

ANSWERS FOR RobbyD

I found a book called: 'A COMPREHENSIVE COURSE IN TWI (ASHANTE) FOR THE NON TWI LEARNER' written by FLORENCE ABENA DOLPHYNE a reknowned Ghanaian writer at www.BLACKSHELFBOOKS.com
Retailing for $19.10, that might be a handy way to start your way up before you start to tackle the bible. Trust me even i get stuck and stumble on some of the biblical words in the Twi bible so play it safe first or you might end up needing a lot of Ibuprofen for your headaches and watery eyes.

I did try the 'Efienipa' bookstore online for a dictionary as well for you but behold it was out of stock. Also do get back to me if your wife is not Ashanti but Fante or Akwapim. That might mean buying the prerequisite language book as the dialects differ so you can charm the in-laws with your smart aptitude.

THE CRINGE FACTOR! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT GOD MADE THREE WORLDS AND THAT I COME FROM THE THIRD WORLD. THE ISSUE OF RACE IS GEOGRAPHICAL AND NOT A STATUS SYMBOL AND NEITHER IS MY SKIN BLACK NOR YOURS WHITE.

OMANBA

HONESTLY

Honestly (Omanba rolls her eyes and tuts), what is all this coding about when some of you Twi maestros (not!) roll up your sleeves and type boxes in between and before words? You only end up confusing beginners the more and enstranging those of us in the middle street. Surely there are stipulated akan alphabets so what's all them box attached words all about? Diphtongs numbers 1 and 2 Akan style or what?

I am well aware that regular keyboards do not have some of our Akan Alphabets but surely you guys can write it to the nearest sounding word for ease of understanding? As it stands we seem to be a good source for some who might need us to lead the way towards learning the language but if somebody was new to the language and they took one look at that style of writing, my bet is it will look like partial hieroglyphics to them.

THE CRINGE FACTOR! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT GOD MADE THREE WORLDS AND THAT I COME FROM THE THIRD WORLD. THE ISSUE OF RACE IS GEOGRAPHICAL AND NOT A STATUS SYMBOL AND NEITHER IS MY SKIN BLACK NOR YOURS WHITE.

r

Wrong encoding perhaps?

When you mention 'boxes' between words, this suggests to me that your pc is not configured for unicode. I would suggest you adjust your pc locale to unicode utf-8. You may also need to adjust your web browser accordingly.

thinfox

write it properly

it's better to write the language the way it's suppose to be written and help others find the tools they need to display it properly. personally, twi for me is hard to read when not written properly. it just leaves me guessing what the author is trying to say but if you use the right tools to write, there are no ambiguities.

if you're using internet explorer, chances are it'll not be able display those characters properly unless the font to use is specified, which is rarely the case on the web. i'd suggest you use firefox or some other modern browser that'll go the extra mile to find the right font to display what's written.

@RobbyD: i'll find those files and make them available.

OMANBA

Thanks R and Thinfox

Thanks R (honestly cant you add a few more alphabets to your name? lol) and Thinfox for your prompt response. But i would rather hold fire for now on any changes or there will be mayhem this side of town. My computer was customised and built to my requested specs so i need all hardware and software and configurations to remain as they are for my own peace of mind.
In the meantime i shall continue to peer over them boxes whenever they appear. Makes for interesting reading though. Par example: Box-te S-Box-n (pronounced boxte sboxn) means 'Ete sei'
Fabulous isn't it? Who says i cant code me own language too.

THE CRINGE FACTOR! WHAT MAKES YOU THINK THAT GOD MADE THREE WORLDS AND THAT I COME FROM THE THIRD WORLD. THE ISSUE OF RACE IS GEOGRAPHICAL AND NOT A STATUS SYMBOL AND NEITHER IS MY SKIN BLACK NOR YOURS WHITE.

Okomfo Anokye Bajan

Try my twi.bb website

Obroni,

You can try my Twi website. I launched it last year and it now has over 5,700 entries.

www.twi.bb

Nuff Respect,
Okomfo Anokye Bajan.

r

nice web site

I've only looked at the objective page; nice introduction and well done on your initiative.

From accra to accra beach (hotel) and back again. :)

What was opinion of the ghanaians allegedly stranded in barbados a few months ago?

Okomfo Anokye Bajan

r, When the flight arrived

r,

When the flight arrived back in February I was very excited about it.

Then two week later the plane didn't come back and everything went downhill from there.

I am very disappointed that there will be no more flights in the foreseeable future because of what happened. It seems that at least some of the passengers were part of an immigration scam. Those flights could have been the start of all sorts of really good business, trade and cultural links between Ghana and Barbados.

Anyway, there are other things to look forward too... later this month Barbados will be starting work on a university building to be called The Golden Stool, and the Asantehene is due to come in October to receive an honorary law degree and lay the cornerstone for the site.

http://www.nationnews.com/story/335188342471345.php

Nuff Respect,
Okomfo Anokye Bajan.

r

Laudable direct travelling plan

Yes, I was equally enthused about the idea of direct flights; barbados and ghana acting as hubs to travel farther within the respective regions. I always thought it ludicrous that a bajan would need to go to heathrow for a connecting flight.

Nevertheless, I was surprised that the authorities allowed the flight to continue. You should know that Barbados has a high international reputation (probably will be first to be declared '(economically) developed' country). In contrast too many ghanaians are looking for all opportunities for quick economic gains elsewhere.

Barbados should have marketed itself as an upmarket destination for the high social status ghanaians, nigerians etc. There is plenty of personal wealth to tap into west africa if marketed properly. Certainly not a destination for a plane load of single males of questionable economic circumstances to travel to.

The plane did not return because ghana airways has never been managed competently. The fact we are talking about a plane in the singular sense tells you all you need to know. I've always thought there should be a single private west african airline with a fleet of modern planes and proper management structure, instead of these single 'trotro' (think decrepit zr!) airlines for each west african state. Next time, organise a private chartered flight, USD10K deposit required! :)

You're right about the business potential; I believe there was a consortium of barbdos businesses that went to both ghana and nigeria a few years ago?

Perhaps the only initial way to start direct links would be chartered business travel only.

paa.kwesi

More respect, Kɔmfo Anɔkye!

More respect, Kɔmfo Anɔkye!

Kyani

First Time.

Hey, I'm new.

I have a friend from Ghana and we are getting close, I want to tell him somthing but in TWI...
You can not find any good site to translate and don't wan't to look stupid.
Can anyone tell me how you say 'I like you'?
And how do you pronounce it??

Thank you.