January 1, 2009

I say: "Afehyia paaaaa" (a-fish-i-a-paaaaah!)

We have a new site www.g-lish.org where you can read all articles from This is Ghana in a much more organised fashion. Read I say: "Afehyia paaaaa" (a-fish-i-a-paaaaah!) there.

And you reply: "Afeenko mbe tuyee daa!"

That means I'm wishing you: "Happy New Year" in Twi, the most widely spoken indigenous language in Ghana.

And you're optimistically replying, as you do at New Year, unless you're thinking about resolutions: "The year will go and come and meet us again."

My Resolution 1: Stop having to be the one who says Afehyia paa because you've learnt how to say the response.

My Resolution 2: be able to pronounce "Afeenko mbe tuyee daa!" by next new year, as you resolved to do last new year.

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