Ewe leid

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Native taeGhana, Togo
RegionSoothren Ghana east o the
Volta River, soothren Togo
EthnicityEwe fowk
Native speakers
(3.6 million citit 1991–2003)[1]
Leid codes
ISO 639-1ee
ISO 639-2ewe
ISO 639-3Variously:
ewe – Ewe
wci – Waci
kef – Kpesi
wud – Wudu
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Ewe (Èʋe or Èʋegbe [èβeɡ͡be])[2] is a Niger–Congo leid spoken in sootheastren Ghana an soothren Togo bi ower three million fowk.[3] Ewe is pairt o a cluster o relatit leids commonly cried Gbe; the ither major Gbe leid is Fon o Benin. Lik maist African leids, Ewe is tonal.

The German Africanist Diedrich Hermann Westermann published mony dictionaries an grammars o Ewe an several ither Gbe leids. Ither linguists who hae wirked on Ewe an closely relatit leids include Gilbert Ansre (tone, syntax), Herbert Stahlke (morphology, tone), Nick Clements (tone, syntax), Roberto Pazzi (anthropology, lexicography), Felix K. Ameka (semantics, cognitive linguistics), Alan Stewart Duthie (semantics, phonetics), Hounkpati B. Capo (phonology, phonetics), Enoch Aboh (syntax), an Chris Collins (syntax).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Ewe at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Waci at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
    Kpesi at Ethnologue (17th ed., 2013)
  2. [1], p. 243
  3. Gordon, Raymond G., Jr. (ed.), 2005. Ethnologue: Languages of the World, Fifteenth edition. Dallas, Tex.: SIL International. Online version: http://www.ethnologue.com/