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Ɔkyɛm tete a, ɛka ne mmeramu.

When the shield wears out, its framework remains.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:05 pm
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Ɔfatwafo akatua ne owuo

The payment for a sell-out is death.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:06 pm
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Aboa bi bɛ
ka wo a, ɛfiri wo ntoma mu.

If a bug bites you, it's from the inside of your cloth.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:17 pm
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Mmosea twa wo nan ase a, ɛfiri fie.

If a pebble cuts the bottom of your foot, it is from your own home.
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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:18 pm
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Obi sɔ ne gya hye wo a, wosɔ wo deɛ hyɛ ne turum'.

If someone lights a fire and burns you, you light your fire and shove it into his/her @$$.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:19 pm
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Deɛ ɔtwitwa amene suro ayayada.

One who cuts throats is scared to sleep on his/her back.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 12:45 pm
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Ɔbra yɛ ko. Abusua yɛ dɔm.

Life is war. Family is army.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:15 pm
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Abanoma nsen ɔba pa.

An adopted child is not greater than a biological child.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:16 pm
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A-di-wo-hu-kan se meda me ho so.

One who anticipates the actions of an enemy prepares oneself.
(Literally, "I-have-seen-you-first says 'I am prepared'".)

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:17 pm
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Nnɛɛ
mmaafoɔ se tete asoɛe yɛnsoɛ hɔ bio. Na adɛn nti na yɛntu tete-muka mmiɛnsa mu baako na ɛnka mmienu?

Children of today say, WE shouldn't do things in the ways of Our Ancestors anymore (literally, the resting place of the Ancestors, WE don't rest there anymore). So why is it that they don't take out one of the three stones used to hold up the cooking pot and just leave two?

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:18 pm
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Yɛsoma 'banyansafoɔ, na ɛnyɛ anammɔn-tenten.

We send the wise child on an errand, not the child with long feet.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:58 pm
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W'ahoɔfɛ de wo bɛkɔ...na wo suban de wo bɛba.

It is your beauty that takes you there, but your character that brings you back.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 1:59 pm
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Abaayewa a wantie oni ne ɔse kasa na ɔkyima Kurudapaawukuo.

A girl who is disobedient to her mother and father has her menstrual period beginning on a ritual Wednesday.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 2:06 pm
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Abaabunu wu na yɛde akɔkorawa anaa aberewa di n'adeɛ a, na ayie no na yɛatu ahyɛ da.

When the young dies and the old is chosen to inherit his or her possesions, it is only a question of scheduling another funeral.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 2:06 pm
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Abadwadeɛ yɛ wo dɛ a, w'afuo yɛ ketewa.

If you are too interested in sharing court fees, your farm never grows in size.

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Topic starter Posted : 25/08/2006 3:29 pm
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