Guess the Language

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


  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."

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

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

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

      And no, no Japanese.

  2. Replies
    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.

    2. Anonymous5:51 AM

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


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