The English language may be a second language for us Ghana. But do we know how much unique the language has been among specific communities especially the Zongo community? Here is a list of somewhat funny English phonetics among the Zongo community you need to know.
Whenever you hear the word “Zinkiri” you don't need to think to think twice as what the Zongo community really is referring to are roofing sheets. Roofing sheets are termed as Zinc in Ghana. Be warned, never misplace the meaning to the compound element in Science!
What a minute! The word is pronounced among the Zongo community as “Shaynge”.
Either we didn’t hear it properly or we just refused to pronounce it as it is, we gave it a whole different spelling by pronouncing it as “Boganizer”.
To be in the Zongo community, you should understand that the word is pronounced with an ''N'' in between making sound as ''minting''. You dare not laugh whenever a Zongo resident makes such a pronunciation. You may feel it sounds funny but it would sound as an insult.