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Word for the Travel Wise (02/08/06)
Today's word is a Twi word used in Ghana:
akwantuo - travel
A very basic word today. Before you head out on your travels or 'akwantuo' to Ghana be sure to play around this word a few times. This word comes from a specially made list of words I requested from a friend of a friend who is a native Ghanaian and Twi speaker. (I know, I know - I do my best to keep them coming just for you guys.) Pronounced 'chwee,' the language is spoken by some 7 million people concentrated in southern Ghana and is a dialect of the Akan language which belongs to the Kwa language family. Wikipedia is a good place to start for the background info. Unfortunately there aren't many Twi resources on the web so I encourage you all to make some friends from Ghana, take a trip or exercise some of these useful books and CD's found on Amazon. You could also try My Language Exchange, but the chances of there being a fully Twi speaking person wanting to swap your language knowledge for yours doesn't seem too bright. Sorry, but worry not. I still have my list and more words to follow.