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Old November 15, 2007, 02:03 AM
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Creole Languages...

Are there any programs or courses available that teach Creole languages? I'm primerily looking for help with English, French or Spanish - based Creole Languages spoken in The Americas and the West Indies.
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Old November 15, 2007, 09:11 AM
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Usually you must look for creole web pages and look there.
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Old November 15, 2007, 06:34 PM
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It's probably going to be pretty hard to find courses or material for learning creole languages across the board. That would just be my guess.

Are you looking for any specific creole in particular? If you have a name, I'll ask around a bit. I know some different language professors, and some of them are a gold mine of information.
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Specifically, I'm looking for West Indian Patois, which is spoken by most English speaking west indian countries...

IE. Jamaica, Trinidad, Belize, Barbados, etc...

The reason I ask is because I saw that Pimsleur actually has a course on Hatian Creole, which is based on French, but none for any English or Spanish based Creole languages.
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Sounds interesting, I'll have a look, and I'll also ask around. It would be fun to study an English/Spanish and see how they've taken parts of both languages and woven them into one. Another interesting creole I read about awhile back was one spoken in Belize, which was under British rule for a long time. I just can't remember the name of it lol
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Sounds interesting, I'll have a look, and I'll also ask around. It would be fun to study an English/Spanish and see how they've taken parts of both languages and woven them into one. Another interesting creole I read about awhile back was one spoken in Belize, which was under British rule for a long time. I just can't remember the name of it lol
Part of my family is Belizean! There are a few different dialcts used there, but its mainly patois or pidgeon English. It sounds like what most people would identify as Jamaican. But there is also a group of people called Garifuni (SP?), and their language is a mix of English, Spanish, and Yoruba (an African language.)
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Garifuni

I have heard of the Garifuni before. I was searching information about Honduras online and one site talked about the Garifuni people on the Northern coast of Honduras and the Bay Islands. I'm looking forward to meeting the people there when I travel to Honduras in Julio.
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From what I know about Garifuni is that they often speak English
is spoken and the men often wear dreadlocks. They inhabit parts of the Caribbean coasts of several Central American nations. I have known someone Garifuni from Nicaragua from a city called Blue Fields, and her English was good, and to my ear, she sounded Jamaican. She also spoke Spanish.
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me !! my first language is Creole ( Mauritian creol ) it is spoken in Seychelle,Mauritius(of course ! ) and Rodrigues but the Creoles in Louisiana and some islands of the Caribbean are so similar to mine that i can understand them with no problem at all. on wikipedia you can find some info about it (phonetics adn grammar etc..)

because it was disregarded by the whites in colonial times(the situation has not really change since..) the written legacy of creoles is rare so it would be difficult for you to find some material to learn
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Is the creole spoken in the Seychelles similar to Haitian Creole or Jamaican Patois?
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