Hey! Wah gwaan? It’s February again, which means it’s Black History Month in the U.S. It’s been a bit quiet on the blog so far, but I want to start celebrating this month by introducing something a little different: an interview. Today's language topic is Jamaican Patois in honor of Marcus Garvey, a Jamaican-born man … Continue reading Let’s Talk Language: What Do You Know About Jamaican Patois?
Bonjou! It almost sounds the same. Written down, you only need one more letter for the French equivalent. It’s Haitian Creole for hello and it’s not a French dialect as some would have you believe. Despite the Haitian history of colonization and French supremacy, it's not an inferior form of French. Creole is a language … Continue reading French and Haitian Creole: How Different Are They?