Akan names and their meanings pdf
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The Sociolinguistic of Akan Personal Names
This paper discusses Akan Advice under ethnopragmatics. It adopts persuasion, speech acts of directives and expressives, and Akan proverbs to discuss advice with the insight from Akan culture. The adviser expresses some feelings and emotions and directs the advisee to act and behave towards the benefits of the individual, the group or society. The paper taps data from participant observations and audio taped recordings at arbitrations, marriage and naming ceremonies. Tema : Ghana Publishing Corporation. Akan literature book, Brako that covers pieces of advice on travelling, settlement and occupation.
The Akan people of Ghana frequently name their children after the day of the week they were born and the order in which they were born. These "day names" have further meanings concerning the soul and character of the person. Middle names have considerably more variety and can refer to their birth order, twin status, or an ancestor's middle name. This naming tradition is shared throughout West Africa and the African diaspora. During the 18th—19th centuries, enslaved people in the Caribbean from the region that is modern-day Ghana were referred to as Coromantees. Most Ghanaians have at least one name from this system, even if they also have an English or Christian name. In the official orthography of the Twi language, the Ashanti versions of these names as spoken in Kumasi are as follows.
Akan names come from a traditional naming system for people from countries such as Togo, Ivory Coast and Ghana. For example, the day of their birth or the manner in which they were born may determine which name they get irrespective of their gender. These Akan names signify the day one is born. According to Akan tradition, each child is born with a name associated to their soul. The day the child is born is therefore determined by the soul.
PDF | The paper addresses personal names among the Akan of Ghana and identify these names when people were called to narrate their and since names have social meanings, people expect the bearer to live by it or.
Akan names and their meanings
This thesis discusses the value and meanings of cultural artifacts from the Akan material culture known as gold weight. Before colonial contact, the gold weights were essential objects in the everyday lives of the Ashanti, also known as the Akan people of Ghana, West Africa. The weights were called abrammuo in the Akan language, made of brass alloy mounted with geometrical motifs and figurative symbols. The abrammuo, as a set of miniature weights, were kept in the futuo, a leather bag that also contains additional apparatus such as brass spoons, scales, brushes, feathers, gold pans, etc. In other contexts, the gold weights played the role of an agent of social, economic and political stability among the Akan and within the gold trade system network.
Наклонные стены помещения, образуя вверху широкую арку, на уровне глаз были практически вертикальными. Затем они приобретали как бы полупрозрачность, завершаясь у пола непроницаемой чернотой - посверкивающей черной глазурью кафеля, отливавшей жутковатым сиянием, создававшим какое-то тревожное ощущение прозрачности пола. Черный лед. В центре помещения из пола торчала, подобно носу исполинской торпеды, верхняя часть машины, ради которой было возведено все здание. Ее черный лоснящийся верх поднимался на двадцать три фута, а сама она уходила далеко вниз, под пол.
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