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Re: Is this realistic? (Papiamentu, Kele)

From:David J. Peterson <thatbluecat@...>
Date:Saturday, July 5, 2003, 17:48
Stone wrote:

<<Where dd you learn Tok Pisin? My knowledge of it comes from rather old
books, though I have unsucessfully sought a "native" speaker to
improve/update my comprehension.>>

I don't know it.   Sorry if I made it seem that way.   :(   I do have a
grammar, and it's been discussed time and time again in all my pidgin and creoles
books.   I think my pidgins and creoles professor may have known it, and he
said he was gong to teach us some, but then he ended up not doing so.   The /bai/
fact comes straight from a textbook; not my own personal knowledge.   But
constructing simple sentences isn't that tough.   Now, if I had to translate this
e-mail I just wrote, I could never do it.   ;)