Akan Teleteaching Course

Unit 2.5: Notes on pronunciation 3

Akan consonants: listening exercise

Natural consonant classes, their prevocalic distribution, pronunciation and orthography

Click on the following numbers, beginning in ascending order starting from number 1, then at random. Listen to each word (note that 1-38 are verbs which are pronounced in the 1st person singular, the 3rd person singular, and the 1st person plural; No. 39-40 are verbs which are pronounced in the 3rd person singular and their respective negative forms, 41-43 are nouns, pronounced with their singular and plural forms). Repeat. Identify the initial consonant of each word.
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