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Thread: Do you get vex when people say Belizean creole is not a language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lime View Post
    that sounds vaguely familiar...was it a game...? rhyme?
    It went like this....Troops, troops, passing by. Open the gate and let in Victoria....I think it was sort of a verse that the Irish made up when Queen Victoria went to visit Ireland....there is more to it but I can't remember it.
    Love is a many splendid thing and food run a close second.

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    at the risk of being called a bad spanish station...again....lmao, but ah hafi ax dis...so, what makes a language - a language; and what makes a dialect not a language...?

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    Illam yu could ask anyting you want gial. Ok, here is how I see it. I dont' think criole is a dialect or a language. Creole is, for lack of a better word, the bastard of the english language hahahah....dialect is just the way people pronounce a word, like foreigners, try to speek english, they speek a dialect of english. Creole on the other hand, it could be argued, does the same thing. Since creole takes an english word and axes it, it doesn't make it a language.
    Love is a many splendid thing and food run a close second.

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    Yeah well we butcha the word so badly ,but at least we andastand wi own pipple , because if we coulda speak like french from the Ivory coast we woulda do more dan butcha y rass.so mi glad mi can talk dat way so i could mess dey rass up .if dey pouck with mi. one a fu mi brada dat da all he talk here inna di states , but dat fu he choice ,but dey yankee pipple always ask da wey ya from?
    WW . Belizean Creiole da fu wi!!!!

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    ilam96 Guest
    well i try haad not to speak it here, but its inbred soh ah cyah hide it! but dat dah no d wosera paat... even when i'm not speaking it, i'm still not understood! hahahaha talk bout frustrating!!! i dont mean to make it an issue, but i've been told by other belizean friends its d panya in me...so go figure hahahahahaha wateva d heck it is i try my best to bring my point across

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    The Bible In Kriol?

    In most places you visit in Belize, English may not be spoken, but Creole usually is….

    But can the word of God that's contained in the bible also be translated to kriol?

    Well that's the whole purpose of Dr. Marlon Winedt's (Winet's) visit - he is a specialized Bible translator. He will be in Belize over the next couple days to work alongside the Belize translation team to provide technical support in translating Biblical text. Today Seven News caught up with the doctor himself at the University of Belize Faculty of Education and Arts Campus.

    Dr. Marlon Winedt
    "I am here in Belize. I work for the united bible society, that's an organization that promotes bible distribution and bible translation. In Latin America our whole region we have about 50-60 translation projects in different languages. I am here specifically for the Belizean creole project. Many people might be shock to hear that there is a Belizean creole project because some people don't see the creole language as a official language. But linguistically Belizean creole is a language just like English. It gets it words from English but when you compare in to other creoles "papiamientu" is my own creole language it's a afro-Portuguese and Spanish. You have creole in Surinam; you have French creoles and when linguist study all of the creole languages we notice that they have a lot of similarities. They often have an African base in our region, the African grammar and the words come from European language. So Belizean creole belong to the big family of creole languages. Now I am here specifically to work with the translation team. we have been working with the new testament and there are 2/3 finish already and 1/3 working on it now. So my visit is to help them; my expertise is in biblical languages Hebrew and Greek and also in translation studies so they do the translation, they are the mouth and tongue speakers and I just help them in looking at what the bible says if they are translating in accordance with the Greek translation theory. The translation they are doing is not a literal translation, its a translation with idiomatic, we are trying to communicate the meaning so that the young people can understand what the bible says."

    While in Belize Winedt along with the Bible translation team will be meeting with church leaders from different denominations.

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    I think Creole is fun to speak. But let us be realistic. We did go to school to learn English so we could converse with the rest of the world (America, England or any English speaking country). I find it sad if we can't do both. Who is going to undersand you if you do not live in Belize? Most of us here, from Belize speak perfect english. You should hear Surfa speak. He speak so lovely, dah tru pet. Also Mellow, he speaks just as nice.....you have to make an effort to speak correctly when you need to and the only way that is going to happen is if you practice......you have the background.
    Love is a many splendid thing and food run a close second.

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    Hahahaha....Rosy da kicks!

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