12. Afro-Jamaican English

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Afro-Jamaican English
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Names for Jamaican English Bongo Talk Limon Creole English  Panamanian Creole English Patwa (or Patois) Quashie Talk Southwestern Caribbean Creole English
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Nouns There is no distinction between singular and plural one foot two foot one man two man one teet two teet one iez two iez
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Nouns When there is a clear need to indicate a plural, then the  third person plural pronoun dem is placed after the noun Di man-dem  ‘the men’ Di gyal-dem a come  ‘the girls are coming’  Move di goat-dem  ‘move the goat’
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Articles Definite ‘The’ is pronounced  dee  or  di Di pikny a dead  ‘The child is dying’ Indefinite involves use of with  a  or  one Gi mi a cutlass  ‘Give me a machete’ Mi a gaa one film  ‘I am going to a movie’
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Possession is either implied or indicated by the  preposition  fi  ‘for’ A di bwai boat  ‘it is the boy’s boat’ A di bwai-dem boat  ‘it is the boy’s boat’
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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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