I learnt to speak Twi from my friends I used to run the streets with when we were kids. I know just enough to get by but you don't want to hear me break out my arsenal of Akan proverbs!
I'll have you rolling on the floor cracking-up having a fit!
Partially because it sounds funny coming from me but mostly because Me tumi dwa ma num paaaaaa. Wo te! Pretty much means: I can run my mouth! (I'm open to corrections on my spelling).
Just for fun though :-). I love imitating Ashanti linguists because I admire them so much. Their command of the language, their vocabulary and the way they use proverbs is out of this world.
Since I'm far from home, Nana Fredua-Agyeman's work at Image Nations, is where I learn new proverbs and refresh my memory of old ones, every Monday.
Friday is here so let me serve you some good words you might need this weekend.
If you must choose between 2 evils, be sure to pick the one you haven't tried before.
(got that from a one-minute-philosopher on the radio station 104.7)