I am proud to announce the release of our latest African language learning app, Nkyea Ewe Phrasebook. Nkyea Ewe Phrasebook helps people with iOS devices to learn the Ewe language. Ewe is spoken by more than 6 million people in Ghana and Togo.
Drawing from our lengthly experience developing easy to use and highly effective African language learning products, I am very confident that Nkyea Ewe Phrasebook will make learning Ewe a breeze for anyone. The app contains more than a 1000 carefully selected beginner words and sentences to help you to learn basic phrases and dialogs.
Using Nkyea Ewe Phrasebook you will:
Learn more than 1000 words and sentences contained in 14 in-depth topic areas to help you build a broad Ewe vocabulary.
Record, playback and compare with the Ewe narrator to improve your speaking skills and fluency.
Take challenging quizzes to reinforce your reading and listening skills.
Ask any amount of words and sentences to be translated for you by the translator (monthly subscription).
Topic areas in the app include Essentials, Greetings, Conversation, Getting around, Accommodation, Eating out, Asking directions, Sightseeing, Shopping, Weather, Telling time, Services, Healthcare, and Emergencies.
Hello Twi learners, welcome back to the mini Twi blog series. In this post we shall learn Twi numbers from 0 to 10 and simple tips to help you to count further. Let’s get started.
ASANTE TWI NUMBERS FROM 0 TO 19
Below is a list of Twi numbers from zero to ten.
ohunu zero baako one mienu two miɛnsa three ɛnan four enum five nsia six nson seven nwɔtwe eight nkron nine edu ten
From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are a concatenation of du(ten) and another number e.g. baako to become dubaako (eleven). Note that for numbers with vowel prefixes, such are enum and ɛnan, the vowels are removed.
COUNTING IN TENS IN ASANTE TWI Counting in tens in Twi is quite simple. Ten is edu, so twenty, two tens, becomesedu nu written and pronounced as aduonu. Thirty, three tens,becomesedu sawritten and pronounced aduasa. Below is a list of Twi tens from ten to hundred. Please take not of the spelling of each number.
edu ten aduonu twenty aduasa thirty aduanan forty aduonum fifty aduosia sixty aduoson seventy aduɔwɔtwe eighty aduɔkron ninety ɔha one hundred
This will be about all for now. Our next blog post will be about telling the time in Twi. Stay tuned.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad and you want to learn more, you should download Twi Primer from the Apple App Store.
In the previous blog post we learnt about Twi vowels and the sounds they make. Today, we shall build on that and learn about Asante Twi digraphs. Let’s get started.
ASANTE TWI ALPHABET OVERVIEW
A digraph is a combination of two letters representing one sound, as in ph to form f in English. There are 9 digraphs in Asante Twi. Below are the Twi digraphs.
dw pronounced jw with rounded lips.
dw dwene to think
gy sounds like the j in jug.
gy gye to receive
hw is like the initial sound made by the word whew!
hw ɛhwene nose
hy pronounced sh as in shirt.
hy hye to burn
kw is like the initial sound made by the word quick.
kw ɛkwan road
ky pronounced ch as in chat.
ny is the same as the ñ in the pronunciation of España.
ny nyansa wisdom
nw pronounced nyw. This is ny with rounded lips.
nw nwunu cold
tw pronounced chw. This is ch with rounded lips.
tw twa to cut
This is about all for now. Go over the digraphs and their associated words as many times as you can so that you can remember them. I hope you found this useful. We shall learn about Twi numbers in our next blog post. Stay tuned.
If you have an iPhone or an iPad and you want to learn Asante Twi grammar and vocabulary, you should download Twi Primer from the Apple App Store.