Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

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Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby Matthias Gemuh » Mon Jun 21, 2010 12:34 pm

Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Here is the book of Jude (Bible), read in West African Pidgin English.
It is the English language as used in those days of slave trade in West Africa.

http://www.hugedrive.com/published/WG/show.php?q=QklHTElPTg==-17680a92

This Pidgin is spoken nowadays in Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Sierra Leone, Liberia.

Please, enjoy it and comment ;)

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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby Canto » Mon Jul 12, 2010 1:18 am

Perhaps you'd enjoy the book "One Big Puzzle" - if the Pidgin is represented well.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Big-Damn-Puzz ... =1-1-fkmr1 8-)
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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby Matthias Gemuh » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:29 pm

Canto wrote:Perhaps you'd enjoy the book "One Big Puzzle" - if the Pidgin is represented well.

http://www.amazon.com/One-Big-Damn-Puzz ... =1-1-fkmr1 8-)


In that Pidgin, "To be or not to be, that is the question" translates to "Is be or is be not, is be one big damn puzzler".

In West African Pidgin, it is "For be or for no be, na de question dat".


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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby kingliveson » Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:07 pm

Watin be dis? Make a ask u. How u con dey no all dis ting? If u won len to talk like dem waffi boys, ask me en a go tel u.
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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby Matthias Gemuh » Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:24 pm

kingliveson wrote:Watin be dis? Make a ask u. How u con dey no all dis ting? If u won len to talk like dem waffi boys, ask me en a go tel u.


Wow ! Nothing to rectify. That is Pidgin with a nigerian flavour. We understand it in Cameroon too.

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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby kingliveson » Wed Jul 21, 2010 4:58 am

Matthias Gemuh wrote:
kingliveson wrote:Watin be dis? Make a ask u. How u con dey no all dis ting? If u won len to talk like dem waffi boys, ask me en a go tel u.


Wow ! Nothing to rectify. That is Pidgin with a nigerian flavour. We understand it in Cameroon too.

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I be no no se una be my broda.

Oh by the way, I learned it from watching National Geographic Channel. :P
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Re: Slave Trade Language from Cameroon

Postby Matthias Gemuh » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:35 am

kingliveson wrote:
I be no no se una be my broda.

Oh by the way, I learned it from watching National Geographic Channel. :P


Na de book of Philemon dis for Bible.
Dem di read am for Cameroon pidgin.

http://www.hugedrive.com/published/WG/show.php?q=QklHTElPTg==-6b55c531

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