Delving Into the Non-Fiction Side

After two and a half years of attempting to learn Asante Twi, an Akan language of Ghana, I decided to share the dictionary I’ve been compiling. I began compiling my vocabulary list shortly after starting to study the language, because I was frustrated with the limitations of the dictionaries I had. Twi is a difficult language when it comes to dictionary usage, because words often change, or drop, their initial letter. For instance:

ɔkraman = dog (if it’s the first word in a sentence)

kraman = dog (if it’s not the first word in a sentence)

nkraman = dogs


I think you can see the problem. I solved this by forming my own word list and giving each form of the word its own entry. Now you can have this list, too! Click on the cover to go to the Amazon page.

twi english dictionary cover


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