A heteronym is a group of words with identical spellings but different meanings and pronunciations. Heteronyms in Asante Twi fall under Nasal and Tonal categories. The Nasal is said as though saying the word through the nose while the Tonal is characterized by the rise and fall of the tone used to pronounce the word.
Pronouncing Asante Twi heteronyms can be a bit difficult for westerners, due to the tonal and nasal effects ascribed to them. I’ve put together below 10 Twi heteronyms, 5 nasal and 5 tonal, that will enrich your Asante Twi vocabulary.
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