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'Outameni' One Next Crosses

Two spelling systems are used for the Jamaican language below. The first, which I call ‘chaka-chaka’, is based on English spelling. The second, ‘prapa-prapa’, is the specialist phonetic system designed by the Jamaican linguist Frederic Cassidy. 1,576 more words

Jamaican Culture

Weh yuh say? Jamaican Patois for beginners

Yeah mon! 

Serving as a PCV in an English speaking country certainly has its perks. While I’m probably lost in translation (wonderful film, by the way) a little less than say, someone who has to learn a narrowly-spoken African dialect, it doesn’t mean that I always get the full picture. 298 more words

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Float like a fish

Greetings bredren and sistren!

Whatagwan in mi life? NUFF TINGS, I’ve been so busy!

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been lucky to come into contact with a couple of really great organizations. 402 more words

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