Fahn di Kriol-Inglish dikshineri: Waahn laan fi spel eena Kriol? Chek da:
naat1 n. 1) north. Pipl da di saym weda yu goh naat, sowt, ees ahn wes. People are the
same whether you go north, south, east or west. See: ees, wes, sowt. 2) north wind.
Naat di bloa, soh di weda feel nais. The north wind is blowing, so the weather feels
nice. naat jrizl n.phr. north drizzle. Dehn seh dat da naat jrizl weh wet op fool
fool man. They say that only a foolish person will walk through a drizzle from the
north. See: jrizl.
naat2 num. naught, zero. Wiltan geh wahn big naat pan ih tes paypa. Wilton got a big
zero on his test paper. See: aat.
naata n. annatto; a small tree, the seeds of which are used to make a red dye, and locally
to make recado seasoning. Bixa orellana. Ivet shee mosi oanli put lee bit a naata
eena ih rikaado kaa dehn luk pink wen dehn shuda luk red. Yvette must have only
put a little bit of annatto in her recado because they look pink when they should look
red. See: rikaado.
naavis (var: nervos) adj. nervous. (Older form used for emphasis.) Mi grani tel wee
shee yoostu geh naavis, naavis wen ih mi hafu paas bering grong. My grandmother
told us that she used to get very nervous when she had to pass the cemetery.
nachral adj. natural. Beti wig mi luk soh nachral dat ih mi luk laik ih oan hyaa.
Betty’s wig looked so natural that it looked like her own hair.
nain num. nine. (There are many superstitions surrounding the number 9.) Dehn oal taim
pipl bileev dat yu fi stay eena bed nain dayz afta yu ga baybi. The old folks believe
that you should stay in bed for nine days after giving birth.
nain-nait n. a vigil or wake that lasts for nine nights after the burial of a dead person;
usually held by people of Garifuna and East Indian descent. Dehn pipl op di schreet
mi ga nain nait kaa dehn pa ded. The people up the street held a wake for nine nights
because their father died. See: set-op, wayk.
naint v. massage muscles with oil, etc. Kohn naint mi fut fi mi. Come massage my foot
for me. [<Eng. ‘anoint’]
Silvaana Udz, Ed.D da fahn Bileez. If yu waahn tel shee bowt sohnting speshal fu put eena dis Kriol
atikl, eemayl: email@example.com Vizit: www.nationalkriolcouncil.org