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#229263 - 02/04/07 09:46 PM Favorite Creole phrases?
Tranquilo Traveler Offline
Help me out, amigos -- I'm trying to come up with a short, humorous, fun Creole dictionary. What are your favorite words/phrases/proverbs?

#229268 - 02/04/07 10:42 PM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: Tranquilo Traveler]
DitchDocDiver Offline
I'm no expert, but it might be spelled Kriol and it's different from Creole. At least thats what I have read. I am sure some experts will join in soon!
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#229309 - 02/05/07 04:16 PM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: DitchDocDiver]
Diane Campbell Offline
Greedy choke puppy.

Sea breeze blow pilikin same place 'e wan'go.

#229312 - 02/05/07 04:25 PM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: Diane Campbell]
Diane Campbell Offline
As for spelling, Creole / Kriol is primarily a verbal, unwritten language. There is a movement to create a standard method of spelling and writing but at this time written representations are phonetic and pretty much inconsistent.

#229326 - 02/05/07 05:52 PM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: Diane Campbell]
catdog Offline
Look before you leap:

IF yo no chek di wata, no tek off yo shoe.

This made me laugh..when someone had a wedgy in their pants"

Tiga must da bit

#229456 - 02/06/07 04:54 AM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: catdog]
Happy Birthday ida_y_vuelta Offline
Kriol/Creole is a written language... websites are available if u want to learn too...

i was sitting with an eight yr old and she had books that were written in Kriol...

#229934 - 02/12/07 01:10 AM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: ida_y_vuelta]
Wyoming Carla Offline
"country pay".....sex in lieu of money, but cha probably can't put that one inna de book.

#229954 - 02/12/07 03:11 AM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: Wyoming Carla]
sassybelizean Offline
No bite aff mo dan yu cood chew...
Never take on more than you can handle..

No bite de han dat feed yu..
Don't turn your back on those that were there for you.

Sleep wit dag,yu cach deh flea..
You are the company you keep.

Look befo yu leep..
Always be cautious of where you place your goals.

Neva hang yu hat higha dan yu hed..
Keep your goals within your reach.

If eh da no so,eh da no so.
If it isn't so,then don't put your trust in it.

Have lots more.......

Edited by sassybelizean (02/12/07 03:40 AM)
Live today as if it's your last....

#229969 - 02/12/07 05:04 AM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: sassybelizean]
DitchDocDiver Offline
Originally Posted By: sassybelizean
No bite aff mo dan yu cood chew...
Never take on more than you can handle..

Have lots more.......

I like 'em. more please!
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#230001 - 02/12/07 04:56 PM Re: Favorite Creole phrases? [Re: DitchDocDiver]
krehfish Offline
I took a van from BZE to Belmopan 2 summers ago. The driver tried to teach me Kriol while racing up the highway swerving around all manner of vehicle(anyone else know "G"). Anyway, maybe it's the lyrical combo accent, but I couldn't understand much.
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