Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 10.1: Showing sympathy

1. Feeling sorry for ill people

Wishing an ill person good health
A: Onyameá máma wo ahoõdeán.
A: Onyameá nása wo yareñá.
Response
B: Meda aseá.

2. Feeling sorry for all sorts of misfortunes

Feeling sorry with someone who encountered a misfortune
Dueá!
Koásñ!
Kafraá!
If you are the one who caused the trouble, you'll have to apologise (6.2). You might add: Manhyñá daá. ("I didn't do it on purpose.")

3. Condolences

For a commoner
For a chief or other important people
A: Dueá!
A: Hyñden!
A: Yaaákõ!
A: Daámmirifua dueá!
Response
B: Meda aseá.

Translation

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