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Dictionary of Jamaican English

Frederic Gomes Cassidy

Dictionary of Jamaican English

by Frederic Gomes Cassidy

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Published by Cambridge U.P. in London .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Jamaica
    • Subjects:
    • English language -- Dialects -- Jamaica -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.,
    • Jamaica -- Social life and customs -- Dictionaries.

    • Edition Notes

      Bibliography: p. xviii-xxxii.

      Statementedited by F. G. Cassidy and R. B. Le Page.
      ContributionsLe Page, R. B. 1920- joint author.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPE3313.Z5 C3
      The Physical Object
      Paginationlxxi, 489 p.
      Number of Pages489
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5981096M
      LC Control Number66010004

      The method and plan of this dictionary of Jamaican English are basically the same as those of the Oxford English Dictionary, but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about Jamaica since Brand: Frederic G Cassidy; R B Le Page. Jamaican Patwa (JC) is an English-lexified Creole, a language of ethnic identification primarily spoken in Jamaica, but also by large numbers of Jamaican emigrants in urban Britain and North America. The variety spoken by the descendants of West Indian immigrants in England (known as London Jamaican, British Creole, etc.; see Edwards File Size: KB.

      This is the second edition of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, first published in This edition includes a greatly extended supplement and offers a systematic indexing of the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize. The method and plan of the Dictionary are basically those of the Oxford. It is the first and only thesaurus of the Jamaican dialect, and the only translation dictionary to go from English to Jamaican (Patois). This page book marks a new milestone for Jamaican as a dialect of increasing interest to foreigners while also serving native speakers looking for alternate words and expressions, recent slangs, and older.

        Dictionary of Jamaican English by F.G. Cassidy, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.5/5(2). Jamaican English, which includes Jamaican Standard English, is a variety of English native to Jamaica and is the official language of the country. A distinction exists between Jamaican English and Jamaican Patois (or Creole), though not entirely a sharp distinction so much as a gradual continuum between two extremes. Jamaican English tends to follow British English spelling conventions.


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The method and plan of the Dictionary are basically those of the Oxford 4/5(5). This is the second edition of the authoritative Dictionary of Jamaican English, first published in This edition includes a greatly extended supplement and offers a systematic indexing of the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries: Surinam, Cited by: Jamaican Patwa Language: The Jamaican Patwa Phrasebook and Dictionary [Smith, Shamar] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers.

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Browse Jamaican Phrases. Common Questions. Love and Romance. Travel and Directions. F.G. Cassidy was a well-known linguist, the author of Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica and the chief editor of The Dictionary of American Regional English.

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Patois/Patwa is the native spoken creole language in Jamaica. This is an english based creole langauge or some may even call it a slang. With this patois translator/patwa translator you will be able to learn Jamaican phrases by translating phrase such as how are you or hello and in due time you will be able to create your own jamaica pharses.

The method and plan of this dictionary of Jamaican English are basically the same as those of the "Oxford English Dictionary", but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about Jamaica since /5(2). The Dictionary of Jamaican English gives two languages as the possible source: ‘Tyaka’ in the Ge language and ‘tsaka’ in Ewe, both meaning ‘to mix or to be mixed.’ In Jamaican, chaka-chaka now means disorderly, irregular, a perfect description of English spelling.This category contains Jamaican English: terms or senses in English as spoken in Jamaica.

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