Math: Twi 1-10

16 05 2010

Childcraft suggested that we learn to count 1-10 in Ashanti, which we learned, after a little Internet research, is not actually a language (or at least, that’s not what it’s called now). The Asante people of West Africa speak a language called Twi, which we’re guessing (but couldn’t confirm) is the language our 1-10 is written in.

We did find some cool Twi language tutorials that taught us other words. You can download a free trial of this Twi language learning software (or an iPhone Twi phrasebook) here, which will teach you how to say hello, the names of some foods, and the names of some other items, although not numbers.

We also set up a little Ghanaian social spot, with wonderful music, ginger beer, kelewele, and roasted, salted ground nuts (or peanuts, to we Americans). Here’s a satisfied customer:

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