Akan (Twi) Digraphs

Digraphs are aids to mastering languages. There are many languages our keyboards can support, however we have chosen the digraphs of most popular language in Ghana. Below are the examples and how they are used.

DW

Related English Sound

The DW digraph has the equivalent of a JW sound in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the DW digraph, say the letter J with your lips tightly rounded or pouted. This digraph can be found in names like Adwoa

and words like Anadwo

HW

Related English Sound

The HW digraph has the equivalent of a SHW sound in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the HW digraph, say the digraph SH with your lips pouted. This digraph can be found in words like Hwɛ

and Ahwehwɛ

KW

Related English Sound

The KW digraph has the equivalent of a QU digraph in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the KW digraph, say the digraph QU. This digraph can be found in names like Kwaku

and words like Ɛkwan

NW

Related English Sound

The NW digraph has no equivalent in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the NW digraph, stress the letter N sound and round you lips for the W. This digraph can be found in words like Nwa

and Nwanwa

TW

Related English Sound

The TW digraph has no equivalent in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the TW digraph, round your lips to carry the vowel. This digraph can be found in words like Twi

and words like Twa

GY

Related English Sound

The GY digraph has the equivalent of a J sound in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the GY digraph, assume the letters GY as a J. This digraph can be found in names like Aboagye

and Agyen

HY

Related English Sound

The HY digraph has the equivalent of an SH sound in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the HY digraph replace it with the digraph SH. This digraph can be found in words like Ɛhyɛn

and Ahyɛnso

KY

Related English Sound

The KY digraph has the equivalent of a CH sound in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the KY digraph, replace it with a CH. This digraph can be found in names like Kyei

and words like Ɛkyɛ

NY

Related English Sound

The NY digraph has no equivalent in the English language.

Pronuncuation

To pronunce the NY digraph, try sayingyer with a stressed N infront (nnnyer). This digraph can be found in names like Nyame.

and words like Nyansa.

 

End of Akan (Twi) Digraphs

Now that you have mastered your Akan (Twi) digraphs, let's go and use with the world.

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Write For Education

Our keyboards are not limited to Ghanaian languages. All Six European languages that came to Afrikan shores are also supported. This allows access to languages you are fluent in to be written alongside Ghanaian languages you are learning.

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Write For Leisure

Writing Ghanaian languages is good for education as well as leisure. Our mobile keyboard suggests some Ghanaian words as you type. This is a dictionary to aid the correct spelling of Ghanaian words. of

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The keyboard is the most revolutionary device seen in the teaching of our languages since i have been a teacher.

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University of Education, Winneba, Ajumako, Ghana
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Yiee! Kofi, yei deɛ w'aku me. Afei deɛ metumi de 'projector' akyerɛ Twi. 

Wow! Kofi, this is insane. It means I can use a projector to teach Twi.

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Mr. Dwamena

Languages Teacher PRESEC JHS LEGON
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Afeideɛ, yɛ twerɛ Twi a, yɛnmrɛ. Me tumi de me laptop kɔ babiara.

Now we won't struggle to write Twi in the classrooms anymore. I can take my laptop everywhere.

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Lecturer UEW School of Languages, Ajumako

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What is the AiST Universal Keyboard Series? How does it work?

The AiST Universal Keyboard Series are a series of keyboards focused on bringing Afrikan literature within computing circles. The keyboards includes extra characters not found on traditional qwerty keyboards, therefore allowing the user to have a wide selection of languages to write.

Does the Keyboard Translate?

Our PC and laptop keyboards are not translators. Our mobile and tablet keyboard can teach you to spell Akan (Twi) and English words correctly.

Can I swap the keyboard to another device?

Absolutely. We provide you with an installation disk for Apple and Windows purchases. Unfortunately you will need new labels if you use a laptop. Mobile and Tablet software can be downloaded to one device at a time

What's so special about the AiST Universal Keyboard Series

Each AiST Universal Keyboard is capable of writing more than 20 languages. Ideal for multinational libraries and educational literature.

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