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26806: Christine: (reply) Fwd: Re: 26798: Aussie-Grimel (reply) Re 26783 Facts about Creole (fwd)
From: Christine <email@example.com>
I understand your comment about being 'swaf' for Haitian Creole - here in
Australia it is rare. I was treated to an experience a few years ago when I
met a woman from Martinique. We talked in Creole for about 15 min, in a
latino dance atmosphere (loud music), with no problem. I had learned that
thye use 'ni' instead of 'genyen' so I substituted that, but otherwise we
just spoke what we knew and had no problems understanding. It was great.
About 10 years ago I met someone from Mauritius - we didn't speak much
Creole together, but it seemed to me the syntax of their Creole was much
closer to French than Haitian Creole was.