Learn a language? Sure. In two weeks, hmmmm, actually, why not! At least enough to be polite and say that you only know a little of the language!
In Ghana, there are over 106 languages, all with multiple dialects…that’s a lot to learn!
At the intercultural training, my new friend Ernest (originally from Ghana) was teaching me a little bit of the two dominant language, it became clear to me that this would take more than the time we had. I repeated the phrases and I thank Ernest for not laughing at me as I got bits of it horribly wrong. It was an eye opening experience and I vowed that I would spend more time on to learn Twi.
Enter Youtube. A quick YouTube search and video choices to learn Twi (pronounced ‘tchwee’) popped forth. A reason to love YouTube! Hubby watched the first video with me and he was pleasantly surprised when I had replied with Twi for ‘thank you’ before being told in the video what it was. That much I had remembered from the training! 🙂
And so, I will work on my Twi a little bit everyday and in two weeks, who knows where I will be…hopefully at least at please, thank you and of course, have a nice day! 🙂