Let’s Talk Language: What Do You Know About Jamaican Patois?

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?

French and Haitian Creole: How Different Are They?

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?