Janiweri Blooz

Janiweri da di mont fi staat op nyoo: nof Nyo Yaaz rezoloosan deh! Tap a di lis da bowt looz wayt, jrap sohn pongz, fi lat a wi! Neks eena lain da fi stap put aaf ting wi doz aalwayz waahn du, speshali if da oalda wi di geh oalda. Wel, fu shoar evriday aal a wi di geh lee oalda, bot wen Ah taak bowt geh oalda, Ah meen oava fifti yaaz er soh! Now dat mee di wach siksti neks yaa, eniting anda fifti song yong tu mee! Fu chroo. Da noh joak wen yu waak laik yu aalwayz doz waak, bot now lee payn di schraik yu boan jaint! Laad, yu si mi kraas … taim fi rob op wid lee Viks er skajineel. 

Soh, fi aal a wi weh di mek er don mek Nyoo Yaaz rezolooshan, chek owt dehnya Kriol wod ahn frayz fi wen wi jrap bak pahn weh wi waahn du:
 

Kriol Inglish
mek op yu main make up your mind; decide
papisho mock, ridicule, make a fool of
payni op aching
poko-tyempo ordinary, as in mediocre
yu si mi kraas! (interjection) said when slightly exasperated

 

Mataz bee if Ah feel payni op; Ah beta mek shoar Ah liv op tu mi Nyoo Yaaz rezolooshan fi jrap lee wayt er mi fren den wahn tek mi mek papisho! Fu shoar dehn wahn seh mee ahn mi Nyoo Yaaz rezolooshan oanli poko-tyempo! Aiiiiii…yu si mi kraas! Ah beta mek op mi main fi eksasaiz moa ahn eet les!



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Kriol is the language spoken by many Belizeans, especially the Creole people of Belize. Although it is often perceived as a dialect of English, it is indeed it's own language with grammar and spelling rules. The National Kriol Council of Belize was created to promote the culture and language of the Kriol people of Belize, as well as harmony among all the ethnic groups of Belize. Please visit the website of the National Kriol Council of Belize for lots of good information about the Kriol language and the Creole people.


The Kriol Council has been kind enough to send us the weekly "Weh Wi Ga Fi Seh" column that is usually published in the Reporter.


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