Excretory Vocabulary | Scatological Terms in Twi

I’m hoping you’ve had your breakfast by now. If you haven’t, you may want to pause here and do so before proceeding with the present lesson. If you have, please indulge me as I take you through a rather unpleasant topic.

Today, we are looking at the Twi names of some waste matter expelled from the human body.

TwiEnglish
mfifiresweat
dwonsɔurine
ntasuosaliva
ɛfeɛvomit
anisuotear
ɛta/mframa bɔnefart
mogya

blood

(e.g. in menstruation; nsabuo)

hwennorɔ (through the nostrils)

ahorɔ (general)

phlegm/sputum
amamman/ammanmucous

ahobaa/barima ho nsuo

nkwaboa (plural: nkwammoa)

ejaculate/seminal fluid

sperm(s)

agyananfaeces

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