It’s frequently pointed out that others meeting in England generally discuss the weather, which pertains to the rate where the elements can modify along with the inclination for virtually any apparent blue skies to obtain quickly removed by cold winds and rain. There is a perpetual succession within the seasons: spring, summer time time time, winter and fall, which are eagerly anticipated, suffered with stoicism and reported with surprise inside their infinite capacity to dissatisfy. In comparison to England, Ghana has weather that appears to alter very little day on day, along with the seasons are defined largely by the quantity of rain that falls. Unsurprisingly, the standard greetings still express an issue regarding the weather.
The broadly voiced Akan greeting every day is ‘due ne awo,’ sorry for the cold. The cold every morning depends on degree. With the dry season when there’s little cloud cover, the temperature falls further when asleep, supplying a modicum of justification for the greeting, but in addition for a lot of year the mornings might be refreshingly awesome but they’re certainly not cold round the European scale. Generally, the mornings are merely cold when you are cooler in comparison with blazing temperatures that mount quickly and obtain the best possible noisy . mid-day.
The standard greeting within the mid-day is completely appropriate: ‘due ne awia,’ sorry for the sun. Most afternoons are extremely stiflingly hot that typically they could be tolerated only in sleep. Anybody awake and uncovered at this time of day deserves sympathy. It is just in age electric fans and air conditioning units that many are really convinced to forgo their siesta. Inside the Kwame Nkrumah College of Science (KNUST), Kumasi, within the 1970s, in which the lecture rooms had fans but no ac, the academics still compensated due homage for that sun. Lectures began at seven thirty a.m. and take proper care of by mid-day laboratory classes started again within the late mid-day.
Temperatures start to fall after three p.m. by five o’clock people are enticed in your thoughts to fulfill their buddies and such as the remaining hour roughly of daylight. This practice is really universal the name ‘meet me at five o’clock’ remains given to in regards to the most patterns of traditional sand worn by women over the waist near to the skin. Again the standard greeting: ‘due ne nunu,’ sorry for the awesome, might be appropriate in relative terms however, this awesome is met with relief and appears undeserving of sympathy. Aside from the wet season once the daily storm frequently arrives at this time, this awesome hour inside the finish during the day supports many enjoyable social gatherings.
It might be a universal human characteristic to understand ecological conditions and to offer sympathy to fellow sufferers. It must be concluded, however, the Ghanaian climate might show sufficient variation to help the standard greetings whilst not nearly enough to inspire the deep sympathy and extended conversations Ghanaians could anticipate to encounter on a journey to England.