Janiweri Di Don: How di Yaa di Goh?

Janiweri n. January

Bizniz aalwayz bad eena Janiweri.
Business is always bad in January.

Back eena di erli 2000s ...

Da sentens da tap da weh wi mi geh fi di sampl sentens fi di wod "Janiweri." Yu si, bak den, fi mek di fos Kriol dikshineri, sohn a wi mi gaahn bowt aal oava Bileez di chek how pipl yooz sohn a di wod dehn. Pahn tap, wi mi geh sampl sentens fi eech wod.

Now da 2023 ...

Unu stil tink seh bizniz bad eena Janiweri? Ah di aks, kaaz wen mee luk chroo mi winda bai Foashoa bai mi ma hows, aal mee si da lat a tooris ahn krooz ship bak agen! Unu tink seh wi shuda stap seh dat "bizniz aalwayz bad eena Janiweri"?

Soon ....
If wi tek kayr a wi konchri, stap di fait op ahn bait op ahn kil op eech ada, den, maybi, di sentens dat "Bizniz aalwayz bad eena Janiweri." noh wahn dehn bowt ...nohmoh nohmoh!

nohmoh adv. anymore, no more.

Dehn mi-di luk, bot dehn kudn si ahn nohmoh.
They were looking, but they couldn't see him anymore.
See: agen.

nohmoh nohmoh phr. to the maximum extent, to the extreme.

Ah lov yu tu nohmoh nohmoh.
I love you with everything I have.
See: no miks.

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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.

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