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Das Chinesische Pidgin Englisch _Ham Soi_

From:Jonathan Chang <zhang2323@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 10, 2000, 7:41
    I have been researching Chinese Pidgin English (China Coast Pidgin
English) recently.
    I have found information leading me to the fact that it is still spoken
and possibly even written bilingually on the island of Nauru and that the
locals there call it _Ham Soi_<<Seawater language>>.
    I have done several websearches but I can't seem to get anywhere very
well (*$#@ing aol browser!!!)

    I have found only one major book citation:

    _Das Chinesische Pidgin Englisch_  by W. Bisang. University of Amsterdam:
        Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, 1985.

    I then went to   *_^   .....    _nada_...  =(

    I am keenly interested in obtaining assistance in  acquiring more
information and any _Ham Soi_ materials (especially any phrasebooks,
dictionaries, wordlists).
    AiYaH!!!, I even would like to get the Bisang book, la. (If I have
problems reading the Dutch fluently, I could always get an assist from my
Dutch-educated Indonesian relatives & certain wonderful conlangers on this
list  ; )