Proper Nouns in Twi (Edin Pa)

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Our last lesson introduced us to Twi nouns. We looked at what a noun is, gave some examples of Twi nouns and went on to identify the various types of nouns.

In today’s lesson, we are looking at the first type of noun on the list: Proper Nouns (Edin Pa).

What is a proper noun?

A proper noun (Edin pa) is a word used to identify a specific entity; be it an individual, place, animal or an organisation. A key feature of proper nouns is that, no matter where they appear in a sentence, they begin with capital letters.

Examples of proper nouns in Twi

AmankwaaAn Akan name
TwumasiAn Akan name
GyamfiAn Akan name
Otumfoɔ Ɔsɛe Tutu IIName of the current king of the Ashantis
DensuName of a river in Ghana
TafoName of a town in the Ashanti region of Ghana
AmpɔmaaAn Akan name
OforiAn Akan name
TwiName of a dialect of the Akan language
NkranAccra (the capital city of Ghana)

Usage examples

Let us use some of the proper noun examples above to construct some sentences. Remember that no matter where a proper noun may appear in a sentence, it will begin with a capital letter.

1. Memeneda yɛ m’awoda.

     Saturday is my birthday.

2. Me papa din de Ofori.

     My father’s name is Ofori.

3. Mefiri Abibirem.

     I am from Africa.

4. Amankwaa nua ne Gyamfi.

     Amankwaa’s sibling is Gyamfi.

5. Biribi reba oo: Buronya!

     Something is coming: Christmas!

It shouldn’t be too difficult to add to the list, would it? Think of more Twi names that can be classified as proper nouns and write them down. Make sure you capitalize the initial letters of each of them.

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