List of Grammatical Terms in Twi

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Unlike the previous grammar lessons, the present lesson only lists a number of English grammatical terminologies and their respective Twi names. As you may well be aware of, such a lesson outline has so far been typical of our vocabulary lessons. The decision to classify this lesson under the grammar course is ONLY informed by the fact that the terms to be covered relate more to grammar and, for that matter, its categorisation under the grammar section will allow for easy access. Other than that, what this lesson basically seeks to do is to add up to your vocabulary knowledge, just like the various vocabulary lessons.

From this lesson, you will get to know the Twi names of some punctuation marks, parts of speech, literary terms, and grammatical functions.

Let’s begin with the punctuation marks.

Twi Names of Punctuation Marks

SymbolTwi NameEnglish
 agyinahyɛdeɛpunctuation mark
.osiwieɛfull stop
,nsanhɔcomma
:osiprenucolon
;osisansemi colon
?asɛmmisa nsɛnkyerɛnequestion mark
ogya nsɛnkyerɛneapostrophe
nkabom nsɛnkyerɛnehyphen
!nteamudeɛexclamation mark
‘ ‘ ” “nkatomdeɛinverted commas
( ) [ ]nkahyɛmdeɛbracket

Twi Grammar Terms

TwiEnglish
kasa mmaragrammar
atwerɛdeɛletter
ntwerɛdeɛalphabet
asɛmfuaword
ɔkasasinphrase
ɔkasamufaclause
ɔkasamufa titiremain clause
ɔkasamufa kumaasubordinate clause
ɔkasamusentence
ɔkasamu tiawasimple sentence
ɔkasamu tentencompound sentence
kasapɛnparagraph
kratafapage
ɔfachapter
nsianimuprefix
nsiakyiresuffix
nnianumupreface
asedaacknowledgement
anom nnyegyeɛconsonants
ɛnne nnyegyeɛvowels
adeyɛverb
ɔkyerɛfoɔadverb
adeyɛ boafoɔverb complement
edinnoun
edin nkyerɛkyerɛmuadjective
edinnsiananmupronoun
ɔdedeɛpossessive pronoun
edin hunucommon noun
edin paproper noun
nkabomdeɛconjunction
ntamgyinafoɔemphatic particle
daa kabeasimple present tense
twam kabeasimple past tense
daakye kabeafuture tense
ayɛasie kabeaperfect tense
ɛnsiiɛ kabeacontinuous tense
aane kabeaaffirmative/positive
dabi kabeanegative
baako kabeasingular
dodoɔ kabeaplural
ɔhyɛ kabeaimperative
abirabɔantonym
nkyerɛase korɔsynonym
akontabudeɛnumeral
ɔyɛfoɔsubject
ayɛdeɛobject
nkasaeɛpredicate
asɛmmisaquestion
nhwɛsoɔexample
dwumadieexercise
ayɛsɛm/abasɛmstory
susutwerɛcomposition
ɔkatwerɛdictation
ɛbɛproverb
kasakoaidiom
asesɛsɛm/ntotohosɛmsimile
nnyinahɔmametaphor
anwensɛmpoem
anihanehanehyperbole

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7 Responses
  1. Joe Appiah-Kubi

    Your works are wonderful. l have found them really resourceful. l have made more notes from your valuable works. l know my pupils will be bright through your works one day. Bravo! May be l am yet to see your publications on noun, adjectives, adverbs, conjunction and so on. lf there is any works like that, please let me know. l need your number.

    1. Yaw

      Me nua, thank you and I’m glad the project is helping you and the young ones you teach. Yes, there are lessons on all you’ve listed. Please find the links to each of them below:

      https://www.learnakan.com/akan-nouns/

      https://www.learnakan.com/akan-twi-adjectives/

      https://www.learnakan.com/akan-twi-adverbs/

      https://www.learnakan.com/akan-asante-twi-conjunctions/

      To check out all the grammar lessons on the blog, click here: https://www.learnakan.com/category/akan-twi-grammar/

      For all the vocabulary lessons, click here: https://www.learnakan.com/category/akan-twi-vocabulary/

  2. Klinsmann John Odoom

    Congratulations Yaw. Indeed, you’re doing a good job. Your expressions, grammar and examples are perfect. I do really enjoy your works. Well done. Keep it up!. Have you done a work on clause and phrase? I need it most. Thank you.
    Klinsmann John Odoom

    1. Yaw

      Thank you Klinsmann. We set out on the basics for the first part. The second batch of lessons to be published will focus more on those. Be on the look-out for them soon.

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