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Russian/Native Creole?

From:abrigon <abrigon@...>
Date:Wednesday, December 8, 1999, 8:31
Would be interested to know more of the below! The only one I know of is
Chilkoot Jargon and it existed before the Russians or Spanish ever came
to the Americas.

Alaska/A crazy Gusiq

AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor

Hmm, I doubt that.  Yiddish and Ladino are essentially Mideavil German
and Spanish with influence from Hebrew and Slavic in the case of
Yiddish.  If it had evolved from a code-switching situation, one would
expect a far more equal influence - and indeed, there are some such
examples, I've read of a language spoken in Alaska which was a blend of
Russian and a native language, I'm not clear on the details, but I think

that some inflections were Russian, and some from the native language.
Or, you'd expect a regular creolization to have occured, and the grammar

to be simplified, which, as far as I know, did not occur.

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