Talk:Ga language

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The Ga Language article was very short so I decided to add a section on the Ga alphabet. Will add some form of pronunciation guide later. After that I'll put up a short grammar of the language.

Lordan 04:36, 2005 Feb 3 (UTC)

Cool, I'm looking forward to it! mark 13:07, 3 Feb 2005 (UTC)

Classification / relation to Gbe[edit]

Recently the following was added to both this article and Gbe languages. I have pulled it out of both articles so that we can discuss it here first.

A CORRECTION --- The Dangme, or Ga-Dangme, language/or language family (which should be considered as two languages ---- 1.Ga and 2.Adangbe/or 2.Ga-Adangbe), is found in Southeastern Ghana, it is usually classified and considered as a part of the Kwa language family. This misclassification is possibly due to the fact that the language has undergone some changes due to the significant amount of influence from the more populous and well settled Kwa speakers within the area now known as Ghana -- primarily the Akan speakers. Ga-Adangme, or as the tribesmen themselves refer to as Adangbe -- Adan-[GBE] or Ga-Adangbe -- Ga-Adan-[GBE], is in essence should be considered a part of the [GBE] language family and in reality related to the Fongbe, Ajagbe, and Gengbe languages listed above. In addition, it is well known amongst the tribe and the people of Ghana that the Ga-Adangbes settled in the Accra coastal plains centuries ago, migrating along the West African coast westward from neighboring Togo where the gbe speakers are found. Some historians even suggest that proto-Ga-Adangbes migrated from as far as Ile-Ife, an old Yoruban city state.

(end of pulled-out section).

Response. In the books and articles cited in Gbe languages, I did not come across this theory, and obviously the mere coincidence in sound of the language names isn't going to be the kind of evidence such a theory needs. Wikipedia is not the place for original research. On a sidenote, the Gbe languages are classified as Kwa, too, so the languages are indeed distantly related. As far as I know, no African linguist has claimed that Ga-Dangme should be considered one a Gbe language. — mark 18:43, 18 November 2005 (UTC)

The ŋʷ allophone[edit]

Does this sound similar to the nguy in Nguyen?

Ga language template[edit]

If you are a native speaker of Ga then you can help translate this template into your own language:


gaa This user is a native speaker of .

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--Amazonien (talk) 21:41, 20 January 2009 (UTC)


The ŋʷ allophone sounds like ng, however, i am not sure i am not sure it has the same sound as ng in nguyen. I have had native Vietnamese pronounce the name with the g silent, which makes it sound like N'uen or Nwen. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 205.152.158.201 (talk) 16:14, 23 April 2009 (UTC)