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PanAfriL10n - PanAfrLoc - Ga

This language is part of the More Languages section.


Ga is the maternal language of the people indigenous to the area of Accra, Ghana.

It is described on the Ethnologue? site at http://www.ethnologue.com/show_language.asp?code=gaa . According to that source, it is spoken by about 600,000 people.

Locale data was filed for Ga with Open Office and the CLDR in early 2006.

The alphabet of Ga is as follows:

GA SOUNDS [NB editing for special letters (extended characters) & diacritics not complete 2006-11-25]
There are forty-four (44) sounds in Ga; these are made up of twelve (12) vowels and thirty-two (32) consonants. These are: a ã b d e ɛ E f g gb gw h hw i i j jw k kp kw 1 m n ny 1 qm qw o o 5 p r s sh shw t is tsw u u V w y z

The Alphabet comprises 26 letters only. These are:
Aa Bb Dd Ee Ɛɛ Ff Gg Hh Ii Jj Kk Ll Mm Nn Ŋŋ Oo Ɔɔ Pp Rr Ss Tt Uu Vv Ww Yy Zz

There are seven (7) oral and five (5) nasalized vowels. All vowels can be lengthened.

The following substitutions are still seen in Ga text online: 3 for ɛ ; rj for ŋ ; and ) for ɔ

References / Références

Bureau of Ghana Languages. 1996. Ga Wiemo le Nmaa (formerly New Ga Spelling): A Handbook on the Writing of Ga.

Lewis, M. Paul, Gary F. Simons, and Charles D. Fennig (eds.). 2015. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, 18th ed. Dallas, Texas: SIL International. Online page on "Ga" https://www.ethnologue.com/language/gaa

Osborn, Don, "'Wogbɛ Jɛkɛ' & Ghanaian language input support," Beyond Niamey (blog), 10 October 2016 http://niamey.blogspot.com/2016/10/wogb-jk-ghanaian-language-input-support.html

Sawyerr, Ade, "African alphabets and the QWERTY Keyboard problem," The Ade Sawyerr Blog, 14 January 2013 https://adesawyerr.wordpress.com/2013/01/14/african-alphabets-and-the-qwerty-keyboard-problem-by-ade-sawyerr/

Wikipedia, "Ga language," https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ga_language

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