|Spoken in:||Ghana, Togo and Benin|
|Region:||Southeast corner of Ghana, southern Togo|
|Total speakers:||2. The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast to the west Burkina Faso to the north Togo to the TOGO was a Japanese roller coaster design company famous for inventing the Stand-up roller coaster. Benin (bə'nɪn officially the Republic of Benin, and also known as Benin Republic, is a country in Western Africa. 5 million, 3 million including second language speakers|
|Note: This page may contain IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. List of language familiesA language family is a group of Languages related by descent from a common ancestor called the Proto-language of that family The Niger-Congo languages constitute one of the world's major language families, and Africa 's largest in terms of geographical area number of speakers and number In the classification of African languages, Atlantic-Congo constitutes the core of the Niger-Congo family, with the Noun class systems stereotypical In the classification of African languages Volta-Congo is a hypothetical major branch of the Niger-Congo family. The (West Kwa languages are spoken in the south-eastern part of Côte d'Ivoire, across southern Ghana, and in central Togo. The Gbe languages (ɡ͡bè form a cluster of about twenty related Languages stretching across the area between eastern Ghana and western Nigeria. ISO 639-1 is the first part of the ISO 639 international-standard language-code family ISO 639-2 is the second part of the ISO 639 standard, which lists codes for the representation of the names of languages ISO 639 -3 (ISO 639-32007 is an international standard for Language codes The standard describes three‐letter codes for identifying languages In Computing, Unicode is an Industry standard allowing Computers to consistently represent and manipulate text expressed in most of the world's|
Ewe (native name: Eʋegbe) is a Kwa language spoken in Ghana, Togo and Benin by approximately five million people. The (West Kwa languages are spoken in the south-eastern part of Côte d'Ivoire, across southern Ghana, and in central Togo. The Republic of Ghana is a country in West Africa. It borders Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast to the west Burkina Faso to the north Togo to the TOGO was a Japanese roller coaster design company famous for inventing the Stand-up roller coaster. Benin (bə'nɪn officially the Republic of Benin, and also known as Benin Republic, is a country in Western Africa. Ewe is part of a cluster of related languages commonly called Gbe, stretching from eastern Ghana to western Nigeria. The Gbe languages (ɡ͡bè form a cluster of about twenty related Languages stretching across the area between eastern Ghana and western Nigeria. Nigeria, officially named the Federal Republic of Nigeria, is a federal Constitutional republic comprising thirty-six states and one Federal Other Gbe languages include Fon and Aja. Fon (native name Fɔn gbè fɔ̃̄ɡ͡bè is part of the Gbe language cluster and belongs to the Volta-Niger branch of the Niger-Congo languages Like other Gbe languages, Ewe is a tonal language. A tonal language is a language that uses tone to distinguish words
The German Africanist Diedrich Hermann Westermann published many dictionaries and grammars of Ewe and several other Gbe languages. Diedrich Hermann Westermann ( June 24, 1875 &ndash May 31, 1956) was a German missionary Africanist, and linguist Other linguists who have worked on Ewe include Gilbert Ansre (tone, syntax), Hounkpati B. Capo (phonology, phonetics), Herbert Stahlke (morphology, tone), Roberto Pazzi (anthropology, lexicography), Felix K. Ameka (semantics, cognitive linguistics), Alan Stewart Duthie (semantics, phonetics) and Chris Collins (syntax).
|Close||i, ĩ||u, ũ|
|Open-mid||ɛ, ɛ̃||ɔ, ɔ̃|
Ewe is written in the African reference alphabet, which is the Latin alphabet with some extra letters, some of which are derived from the International Phonetic Alphabet, added to represent certain sounds. In Phonetics, a bilabial consonant is a Consonant articulated with both Lips The bilabial consonants identified by the International Phonetic Alphabet In Phonetics, labiodentals are Consonants articulated with the lower Lip and the upper Teeth. Alveolar consonants are articulated with the tongue against or close to the superior Alveolar ridge, which is called that because it contains the alveoli (the sockets In Phonetics, retroflex consonants are Consonant sounds used in some Languages (They are sometimes referred to as cerebral consonants Palatal consonants are Consonants articulated with the body of the tongue raised against the Hard palate (the middle part of the roof of the mouth Labial-velar consonants are doubly articulated at the velum and the Lips They are sometimes called " Labiovelar consonants quot a term which can also Glottal consonants are Consonants articulated with the Glottis. A stop, plosive, or occlusive is a Consonant sound produced by stopping the airflow in the Vocal tract. Affricate Consonants begin as stops (most often an alveolar, such as or) but release as a fricative (such as or or occasionally into A nasal consonant (also called nasal stop or nasal continuant) is produced with a lowered velum in the mouth allowing air to escape freely through the Fricatives are Consonants produced by forcing air through a narrow channel made by placing two articulators close together Approximants are speech sounds ( Phonemes) that could be regarded as intermediate between Vowels and typical Consonants In the articulation of approximants A front vowel is a type of Vowel sound used in some spoken Languages The defining characteristic of a front vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far forward A back vowel is a type of Vowel sound used in some spoken Languages The defining characteristic of a back vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far back as A close vowel is a type of Vowel sound used in many spoken Languages The defining characteristic of a close vowel is that the tongue is positioned as close as A close-mid vowel is a type of Vowel sound used in some spoken Languages The defining characteristic of a close-mid vowel is that the tongue is positioned two-thirds The open-mid vowels make a class of Vowel sounds used in some spoken Languages The defining characteristic of an open-mid vowel is that the tongue is positioned An open vowel is a Vowel sound of a type used in most spoken Languages The defining characteristic of an open vowel is that the tongue is positioned as far as An African reference alphabet was first proposed in 1978 by a UNESCO -organized conference held in Niamey, Niger, and the proposed Alphabet The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA is a system of phonetic notation based on the Latin alphabet, devised by the International Phonetic
|A a||B b||D d||Ɖ ɖ||Dz dz||E e||Ɛ ɛ||F f||Ƒ ƒ||G g||Gb gb||Ɣ ɣ|
|H h||I i||K k||Kp kp||L l||M m||N n||Ny ny||Ŋ ŋ||O o||Ɔ ɔ||P p|
|R r||S s||T t||Ts ts||U u||V v||Ʋ ʋ||W w||X x||Y y||Z z|
A tilde ( ˜ ) is placed over vowels to mark nasalization. African D (Ɖ ɖ is a Latin letter representing the Voiced retroflex plosive. Latin epsilon (majuscule Ɛ, minuscule ɛ) is a letter of the extended Latin alphabet, based on the Lowercase of the Greek letter The letter Ƒ ( minuscule: ƒ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on the italic form of F; or on its regular form with a The letter Ɣ ( minuscule: ɣ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet based on the Greek letter Gamma (γ Ś is an S with an Acute accent. It is found in the Polish alphabet and it is used in some other countries Slavic usually ( Voiceless alveolo-palatal Open o ( Majuscule: Ɔ, minuscule: ɔ) is a letter of the extended Latin alphabet. Ʋ ( minuscule: ʋ) is a letter of the Latin alphabet, based on an italic form of V. The tilde (~ (/ˈtɪldə/ is a Grapheme with several uses The name of the character comes from Spanish, from the Latin titulus In Phonetics, nasalization is the production of a sound while the velum is lowered so that some air escapes through the nose during the production of the sound by Tone is generally unmarked, except in some common cases which require disambiguation, e. Tone is the use of pitch in Language to distinguish lexical or grammatical meaning—that is to distinguish or inflect words g. the first person plural pronoun mí 'we' is marked high to distinguish it from the second person plural mi 'you', and the second person singular pronoun wò 'you' is marked low to distinguish it from the third person plural pronoun wo 'they/them'
Ewe is a Subject Verb Object language. In Linguistic typology, subject-verb-object ( SVO) is a sentence structure where the subject comes first the Verb second and the object The possessor precedes the head noun. Adjectives, numerals, demonstratives and relative clauses follow the head noun.
Ewe has a rich system of serial verb constructions (see Ansre 1961).
Ewe is a national language in Togo and Ghana. A national language is a Language (or language variant, ie Dialect) which has some connection - de facto or de jure - with