7. Pidgins and Creoles-2[1]

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Pidgins and Creoles
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Pidgin Englishes There are more than 60 varieties of pidginized English in  the world. Properties 1. Sentences are short and have fixed word order Wik ɔ p Wik ɔ p de pikin I bin wik ɔ p di pikin I bin wik ɔ p for dai Complex sentences are less frequent and clearly related  to the simple sentence A no go ch ɔ p yam if  ɔ da ting dei
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2. Negation involves the use of one negative marker  (e.g. no) Go No go D ɛ m fit go D ɛ m no fit go Emphatic No man no lak mi no sm ɔ l
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3. Passive sentences do not occur D ɛ m bin kil i S ɔ m man bin kil i 4. Verbs are not inflected for person or number A sing f ɔ  ch ɔ s Ma br ɔ da sing f ɔ  ch ɔ s Wi tu sing f ɔ  dei
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5. Verbs are not inflected for tense either I bin go y ɛ stadei I go agen tudei S ɔ mtaim ino go go tum ɔ r ɔ
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6. Questions are distinguished from statements by  intonation Yu dei  Yu dei? Questions involving question words differ from 
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This note was uploaded on 08/19/2011 for the course SSA 4930 taught by Professor Essegbey during the Spring '11 term at University of Florida.

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