In this lesson, learn typical expressions for meeting people, by practicing three different conversations. As in other languages, the expressions vary depending on the formality or friendliness, and age of the people speaking. Notice how speaking to an elder takes on a different tone, then when greeting a friend or children.
Lesson 2 Outline
a. Conversation: People of same age meet casually
Kofi and Michelle are the same age. They casually meet and introduce themselves.
b. Conversation: An American student meets two Ghanaian children
John meets Esi and her brother Kwabena while out walking one day.
c. Conversation: An American woman meets the schoolmaster
Jane, an American, formally meets an elder, the school headmaster Nii Osabuh.
d. Vocabulary and Expressions Summary
What's your name?
My name is
Nice to meet you
Anas Ayi-Bonte, is a native Ga speaker, born in Accra, Ghana. Anas (pronounced ‘uh-noss’) enjoys teaching people the language of Ga. Anas teaches and coaches soccer to high school students in Colorado.
Joan Gregerson, is an American, whose first introduction to learning Ga was studying with Anas in 2007. Joan combines her love of Ga and Ghana, and her experience as a teacher of English as a foreign language, working with Anas to develop these materials for those, like her, who want to learn Ga.