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Re: Ga language resources (Ga-Dangme, Gã)

Posted: 2019-09-11, 1:56
by Linguaphile
Exercise 3.1 from Learn Ga Now.
1. ekome one
2. enyɔ two
3. etɛ three
4. akwadu banana
5. akwadui bananas
6. blɔfoŋme pineapple
7. blɔfoŋmei pineapples
8. pɛya pear
9. akutu orange
10. daa nɛɛ every day
11. kɛ and

Exercise 3.2
Singular
I mi
you bo
he, she, it
Plural
we
you nyɛ
they amɛ

Exercise 3.3
mi yeɔ
bo oyeɔ
eyeɔ
yeɔ
nyɛ yeɔ
amɛ yeɔ


Exercise 3.4
bananas akwadui
oranges akutui
pinepapples blɔfoŋmei
coconuts akookoshii
pears pɛyai
plantains amadaai
mangos maŋoi
In Ga, the quantity goes after the noun.
blɔfoŋme kome = one pineapple
blɔfoŋmei enyɔ = two pineapples
blɔfoŋmei etɛ = three pineapples

Exercise 3.5
1. Esi eats mangos. Esi eyeɔ maŋoi.
2. I eat fruit every day. Miyeɔ aduawai daa nɛɛ.
3. Ama and Kwabena eat two bananas every day. Ama kɛ Kwabena yeɔ akwadui enyɔ daa nɛɛ.
4. We eat three pineapples every day. Wɔ yeɔ blɔfoŋmei etɛ daa nɛɛ.
5. You (sing.) eat one banana every day. Oyeɔ akwadu kome daa nɛɛ.
6. You (plural) eat coconuts every day. Nyɛ yeɔ akookoshi daa nɛɛ.

Exercise 3.6
I buy = Mi heɔ
You buy = (Bo) oheɔ
She buys = (Lɛ) eheɔ
We buy = Wɔ heɔ
You all buy = Nyɛ heɔ
They buy = Amɛ heɔ

Exercise 3.7
1. I buy pineapples. Mi heɔ blɔfoŋmei.
2. You buy bananas every day. (Bo) oheɔ akwadui daa nɛɛ.
3. He buys oranges. (Lɛ) eheɔ akutui.
4. We eat fruit every day. Wɔ yeɔ aduawai daa nɛɛ.
5. You all buy fruit very day. Nyɛ heɔ aduawai daa nɛɛ.
6. They eat mangos every day. Amɛ yeɔ maŋoi daa nɛɛ.

Re: Ga language resources (Ga-Dangme, Gã)

Posted: 2019-09-12, 12:43
by Linguaphile
Exercise 4.1 from Learn Ga Now
Sunday = Hɔgbaa
Monday = Ju
Tuesday = Jufɔ
Wednesday = Shɔ
Thursday = Soo
Friday = Sohaa
Saturday = Hɔɔ

Exercise 4.2
Ju 4
Hɔgbaa 17
Soo 28
Hɔɔ 2
Sohaa 15
Sohaa 29
Shɔ 27
Sohaa 1
Jufɔ 19
Shɔ 6
Soo 7
Soo 21
Hɔɔ 23
Hɔɔ 30
Hɔgbaa 24
Sohaa 8
Jufɔ 5
Hɔgbaa 3

Exercise 4.3
yesterday, today, tomorrow
nyɛ, ŋmɛnɛ, wɔ
1. Hɔɔ, Hɔgbaa, Ju
2. Shɔ, Soo, Sohaa
3. Soo, Sohaa, Hɔɔ
4. Ju, Jufɔ, Shɔ
5. Jufɔ, Shɔ, Soo
6. Hɔgbaa, Ju, Jufɔ
7. Sohaa, Hɔɔ, Hɔgbaa

Exercise 4.4
Hɔgbaa - both end with -si (Esi, Kwasi)
Ju - both have a -jo- sound; the yoo gbɛi (girl's name) ends with -joa while the nuu gbɛi ends with -jo (Adjoa, Kojo)
Jufɔ - both end with -na (Abina, Kobina, Kwabena)
Shɔ - both have a -ku- sound; the yoo gbɛi ends with -kua while the nuu gbɛi ends with -nu (Ekua, Kweku)
Soo - both begin with ya-; the yoo gbɛi is Yaa while the nuu gbɛi is Yaw
Sohaa - both end with -fi or have a -fi- sound (Efia, Afi, Kofi)
Hɔɔ - both have an -am sound; the yoo gbɛi ends with -ama while the nuu gbɛi ends with -ame
With the exception of Thursday, all the yoo gbɛii begin with vowels and all the nuu gbɛii begin with Ko- or Kw-
These seem to be the Akan names. In a previous post the Ga names given are a bit different.

Exercise 4.5
Ama - yoo - Hɔɔ - Saturday
Kofi Annan - nuu - Sohaa - Friday
Kwame Nkruma - nuu - Hɔɔ - Saturday
Afi - yoo - Sohaa - Friday
Kwabena - nuu - Jufɔ - Tuesday
Kojo - nuu - Ju - Monday
Yaa - yoo - Soo - Thursday
Esi - yoo - Hɔgbaa - Sunday
Kweku - nuu - Shɔ - Wednesday
Kwasi - nuu - Hɔgbaa - Sunday

Exercise 4.6
1. Ani Shɔ afɔ bo?
2. Ani Jufɔ afɔ bo?
3. Ani Hɔgbaa afɔ bo?
4. Ani Soo afɔ bo?
5. Ani Sohaa afɔ bo?
6. Ani Hɔgbaa afɔ bo?
7. Afɔ mi Hɔɔ.
8. Afɔ mi Sohaa.
9. Afɔ mi Hɔgbaa.
10. Afɔ mi Ju.
11. Afɔ mi Jufɔ.
12. Afɔ mi Shɔ.

Exercise 4.9
Meni gbi nɔ yɛ otsi lɛ mii ni afɔ bo? (What day of the week were you born?)
Afɔ mi Sohaa. (I was born on Friday.)
Sohaa-fɔmɔbii agbɛi ji Yaa ke ji yoo, ni kɛji nuu ni huɛ Kofi. (Friday-born people are named Afi if they are girls, and Kofi if they are boys.)
Wow, bɛɛ i Ghana gbɛi ji Afi. Oyiwala doŋŋ akɛ oha mi le enɛ. (Wow, then my Ghanaian name is Afi. Thank you for letting me know this.)
Shi daa bɛ. (You're welcome.)

Meni gbi nɔ yɛ otsi lɛ mii ni afɔ bo? Afɔ mi Soo. Soo-fɔmɔbii agbɛi ji Yaa ke ji yoo. Bɛɛ i Ghana gbɛi ji Yaa.
(What day of the week were your born? I was born on Thursday. Thursday-born people are named Yaa if they are girls. Then my Ghanaian name is Yaa.)

Exercise 4.10
day gbi
you are welcome shi daa bɛ
What day of the week were you born? Meni gbi nɔ yɛ otsi lɛ mii ni afɔ bo?
thank you oyiwala doŋŋ
I was born on ___ Afɔ mi ___
names of the days gbii lɛ agbɛi
week otsi