“Fie na wo” or “Good Evening” from Accra! We have just finished our second day of Ewe lessons in preparation for our two-week stay in the Volta Region. We have been fortunate enough to have such a wonderful nufiala (teacher), Elvis Yevudey. Elvis is not only enhancing our language skills but also our understanding of the Ewe people and their traditions. Today we received our Ewe day names, that is the name given to a person depending on which day of the week they were born. It has been quite a challenge learning a new alphabet, and incorporating high and low tones into a language but I am enjoying every bit of it. Dzo? Or dzo? Jump? Or go? All depends on the tone.
-Afi, (Friday born female) or Jodi
|our classroom...then off to dinner at the "Living Room"|