Weh Wi Ga Fi Seh Kriol Lesson: Translations

Yes! “Weh Wi Ga Fi Seh” deh bak! Ahn yes! Kriol da wahn langwij. Jos laik lata a di langwij dehn eena di werl, Kriol du sohntingz difrant fahn how Inglish du dehn! Sohn a di roolz difrant…noh bad…jos difrant!  Tudeh, wi waahn gi yoo AAL di POWA fi laan bowt di grama a wi priti priti Kriol langwij! Eena 2005, Di Bileez Kriol Projek a di Nashanal Kriol Kongsl a Bileez mi oanli glad wen Mista Ken Decker poblish di buk bowt di grama a di Bileez Kriol langwij:  The Song a Kriol: A Grammar of the Kriol Language of Belize.

NOW, yoo ku chek dis owt fu FREE ryt ya!

Now chek owt sohnting yu ku fain if yu vizit dis websait ahn chek owt payj 44:

Gi mi di buk.                
(meaning: I want the book.)
Give the book to me. 
Gi mee di buk.
(meaning: not to someone else.) 
Give the book to me. 
Yu mosn taak laik dat!            
(meaning: Those are the wrong things to say.) 
Do not say such things! 
Yoo mosn taak laik dat!  You should not talk like that! 

Pleez noa seh dat Kriol da wan a di 7,000 langwij dehn weh deh eena di werl; di roolz jos difrant fahn Inglish. Yu ku laan gud ahn prapa Inglish widowtn di stamp owt yu priti priti Kriol langwij.

= Please understand that Kriol is one of the 7,000 recognized world languages; the rules are just different from English. You can learn fluent English without stamping out your very pretty Kriol language.

Silvaana Udz, Ed.D. da fahn Bileez. If yu waahn tel shee bowt sohnting speshal fu put eena dis Kriol aatikl, eemayl: [email protected] Vizit: www.nationalkriolcouncil.org

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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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