Celtic Knot Conference 2019/Submissions/How do we improve vocabulary in local Ghanaian languages

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Submission no.
Title of the submission

How do we improve

Type of submission (Presentation)
Author of the submission

Raphael Berchie

Language of presentation

English

E-mail address
rberchie@gmail.com
Username

Rberchie

Country of origin

Ghana

Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)

Open Foundation West Africa

Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Asante Twi is arguably the largest known dialect in Ghana. Although it is the dialect of only Asantes, it has other Akan related sister languages like Fante, Akim, Bono etc. Most Ghanaians can at least speak one of these local dialects. Although vast majority of the populace can speak this, the language has not evolved over the years. It is characterized by few vocabulary mostly things of the past. This therefore makes it difficult for one to communicate about various modern stuff in Science, Technology and very day stuff. One will have to borrow mostly English words to be able to communicate. This I believe has a tremendous effect on literacy, communication and information because it becomes very difficult to wholly communicate in the language without thw use of English words. This talk is to expose people to need to develop more vocabulary for this language and how this will affect the speakers of the language and the world at large.

What will attendees take away from this session?
Theme of session


Will you attend Celtic Knot if your submission is not accepted?

Yes

Slides or further information (optional)
Special requests

n/a

Is this Submission a Draft or Final?

Draft

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  1. Yupik (talk) 02:00, 9 June 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]