Betreft: Re: various infotaining natlang tidbits
|From:||Rob Nierse <rnierse@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, June 14, 2000, 11:55|
>>> Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...> 06/14 1:36 >>>
"Pickaninny" is apparently a word that has been incorporated in all
the European-based creoles of the world in some form or other. Same
with "savvy" apparently. These originated perhaps from a Portuguese
based jargon spoken on sailing ships in the old days with a
multinational crew. I.e. "pickaniny" from "pequenho" and "savvy" from
"saber" (I think).
>>>In Wes Kos (Cameroon) is an English based pidgin and also uses
a form of saber:
à fyá se à nó sàbi
I fear that I no know.
I also think there was a Portugues based creole indeed. Too many
times the same words occur in different pidgins