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Akan Language: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language

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Book Summary of Akan Language: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language
The publisher of this book utilises modern printing technologies as well as photocopying processes for reprinting and preserving rare works of literature that are out-of-print or on the verge of becoming lost. This book is one such reprint.Chapters: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 28. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: Twi (pronounced ) is a dialect spoken in Ghana by the Akan people, which comprises the Asantes or Ashantis, the Fantes, the Akuapems, the Kwawus, the Akyems, the Bonos or Brongs and the Denkyiras. It is the most widely spoken dialect of Akan in Ghana, with about 2.8 million speakers. Akan consists of three mutually intelligible dialects of the Akan language: Asante Twi, Akuapem Twi and Fante, all of which belong to the Kwa language family. Twi is spoken in the Ashanti Region, parts of the Eastern, Western, Central, Volta and Brong Ahafo Regions of Ghana. Like all Akan dialects, Twi phonology involves extensive palatalisation, vowel harmony, and tone terracing. Before front vowels, all Twi consonants are palatalized, and the plosives are to some extent affricated. The allophones of are quite complex. In the table below, palatalized allophones which involve more than minor phonetic palatalization are specified, in the context of the vowel . In Asante, followed by a vowel is pronounced , but in Akuapem it remains . The phones transcribed for convenience would be more narrowly transcribed as labio-palatalized , for they are simultaneously labialized and palatalized. The sequence is pronounced . The transcriptions in the table below are in the order /phonemic/, ,
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Details of Book: Akan Language: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language
Book : Akan Language: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language
Author : Llc Books(Editor), Llc Books(Created By)
Language : English
ISBN : 1157423965
ISBN-13 : 9781157423966, 978-1157423966
Binding : Paperback
Publishing Date : 09-2010
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Publisher : Books Llc
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Book: Akan Language: Twi, Akan Names, Sankofa, Adinkra, Central Tano Languages, Abron Language, Fante Language by Llc Books(Editor), Llc Books(Created By)
ISBN Number: 1157423965, 9781157423966, 978-1157423966