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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Guess the Language

Womi o, luku aki. Te mi kai di fou de noo a ta-ko.

7 comments:

  1. My uneducated guess, arrived at by reading it aloud until it meant something: some pidgin or creole including Spanish as a parent, meaning "woah man, look there. I could die for a taco now."

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    1. Good guess, Andy. One of the languages going into this creole is Portuguese.

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    2. Portugese-Japanese, from the Japanese colonization of Brazil?

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    3. But Andy, by translating "luku" as "look," you should have gotten one of the other main ingredients.

      And no, no Japanese.

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    1. Yes, the language is Saramaccan, a creole of English, Portuguese, Fongbe, and other African languages, spoken in Surinam. The vocabulary is 50% English and 35% Portuguese.

      The quote is Eve talking to Adam, by the way.

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    2. Talk about a linguistic mind-F. If you will excuse my French.

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