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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: April 02, 2009, 08:18:58 AM »
I have never really listened to Gabonais Zouk, thanks for that! dont forget to check out the my space link!

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The Trinidad French Creole dictionary has been in the works for a few years now, from what I hear it is almost completed. you can also visit my patois thread there is a link to a facebook group and a wiki that was created for our creole. We are in the process of putting up samples of dictionary now. so go have a look!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: March 29, 2009, 09:07:01 PM »
for those of you who are on face book, there is a new face book group that is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of our Creole. It is called ''Annou palé Patwa'' [let's speak Patois'']

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?topic=8098&post=28022&uid=61220156866#/group.php?gid=61220156866

Also we have a new wiki up devoted to the goals stated by our group you can find a link to that wiki on the group's main page. So come see what Trinidad Creole speaking community is doing. The movement to save Creole [patois] is finally gaining some steam! hope to see you there! Come join our discussions ask you questions tell us what you know and share your ideas.

vini, annou kozé yon titak! [come let's chat a little]


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I have to applaud this new dictionary its high time we in Trinidad take some interest our linguistic creations! I can also say that A French Creole dictionary is right behind it! :)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: January 30, 2009, 06:10:47 PM »
this thread will be a lot more active....

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: January 30, 2009, 04:07:42 PM »
ok people i am sorry to have been away for so long. i am back now so just let me know what you want to learn and i will post a lesson.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: October 24, 2008, 09:04:55 PM »
yeah i like the style form Brazil, in Martinique its a lil different! thanks man!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: October 17, 2008, 04:33:21 PM »
I have read this poem many times loved it, it has lots of patois in it. i only grieve because patois is not surviving as well as it should, I am in my 20's so I will pass on the French and Patois to my Children and keep the Traditional languages of my family going but there are not many trinis like me out there its sad. Thanks for posting it

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: September 24, 2008, 11:24:43 AM »
I like compas a good song

Mèsi bokou! (thanks a lot)

I am trying to find out who is singing, I will tell you when I can

Lévé lanmen sé'w lé Obama pou pwézidan!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: September 22, 2008, 07:34:39 PM »
No I have not been there, but now i am wondering if anyone there knows how to dance zouk lol

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: September 15, 2008, 02:22:42 PM »
Matapel,
             Sak passe. We don't hear from you. But right now everybody head up in the Olympics.

daiz Haitian Kreol,

Trini patois(kreol) is sa ki fe?

We can say sa ka fet or sa ki fe yet another way is sa'w fe (sa ou feh)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: August 03, 2008, 06:56:59 PM »
here is some Akiyo music from Guadeloupe!

its called Chenn-la (the Chain)

one of their most loved! just listen to those drums!

http://www.deezer.com/track/291340

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: August 03, 2008, 06:00:18 PM »
wi pointman mwen konnèt Kanaval-Matinik, mwen tini fanmi laba-la (yes pointman, i know matinique carnival and i have family over there)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: August 01, 2008, 09:38:20 PM »
this is a song that I love! from martinique!

http://www.deezer.com/track/262162

its called "doudou mwen ké ba'w sa" Darling I will give you this

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:18:00 PM »
Thanks Mose,
                      I like that sound too bad. Last year on the Parkway, a big truck bust that tune, if you see  how some people get on like they from Xangoland
Deeks it just have something about dat stickfight riddum does just get yuh going. And when yuh drop a good lavwé on top ah dat, well...

dat is so true, the other creole speaking islands have kept that primal sound in that Carnival music that made the white people shudder. In the old days Trinidad was one of England's most unruly colonies; they knew how far they could push us before something happened Over the years the meaning of the carnival and its music has changed so much. That resistant spirit has vanished form the music and It seems the people as well. This kind of music just gets the fires going that why i love martinique's carnival so much!   

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: August 01, 2008, 08:05:01 PM »
ou ka kwiyé mwen yon tonton? mwen pa vyé mwen tini ven é yon lanné!  :) (you are calling me an uncle but i am not old, i am 21 years old!)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 10:38:06 PM »
in some islands it still goes on in haiti it is a must!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:53:24 PM »
one of the most famous calinda lavwé songs from trinidad would have to be Pwizonyé Lévé, kongo Bara was his name he was a jailer back in Trinidad's slavery days and was well know for obeah which he willingly used on his own people. when he died there were huge celebrations across trinidad and the contemptuous song was composed by his own sister... so the story goes.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:43:46 PM »
looking at the vidé video my mind went back to the descriptions of the good friday rara's that I was told about that once took place in Trinidad, the ties between Trinidad and Guadeloupe and martinique are so strong is hard to tell how deep they really run!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 08:35:25 PM »
one of the most famous calinda lavwé songs from trinidad would have to be Pwizonyé Lévé, he was a jailer back in Trinidad's slavery days and was well know for obeah which he willingly used on his own people. when he died there were huge celebrations across trinidad and the contemptuous song was composed by his own sister... so the story goes.

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 03:11:17 AM »
this is the one of the closest things you would find to our j orvert in the french west indies!


http://www.dailymotion.com/related/x3ois4/video/x38wj2_akiyo-deboule-lesprikason-extrait

having been to martinique and guadeloupe i can tell you the vibe is amazing

this is called a vidé (vee+day)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 03:00:44 AM »
mi gwo ka! (here is some gwo ka) with dance!


http://www.dailymotion.com/relevance/search/gwo%2Bka/video/x3ois4_100eme-video-la-vraie-musique_music


akiyo is playing here, this girl is very good too!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 31, 2008, 02:54:21 AM »
yes I know about gwo ka it is a style of music that is native to guadeloupe while martinique trinidad saint lucia dominique have the belair, foulé, koupé ect music. 

one of the most famous gwo ka bands in guadeloupe is Akiyo! I love their music its very rasin (roots) I think gwo ka would go very well with trinidad's J'overt even though the original music for trinidadian J'overt is Kalinda. I have not heard that style in quite a while I know some of the songs but I don't know if there are people alive who can play the music; just another aspect of our culture lost and forgotten.

 I do consider myself lucky to have been around people who know about these things. Most of them are in their 70's i am in my early 20's! Anyway gwo ka has a very militant sound to it and there is a dance as well. it was banned by the French until the early part of the 20th century and it has been growing in popularity ever since.

Annou dansé  :)

Deeks like i said any question you have about Creole culture ask me chances are I might be able to answer you

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Heating up yuh speaker box
« on: July 02, 2008, 11:19:37 PM »
 I love meh Kassav! they will always rule the Zouk!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Heating up yuh speaker box
« on: July 02, 2008, 11:17:50 PM »
I have noticed that Zouk is taking root in the U.S. and it has begun the crossover from French and Creole to English, do they play Zouk in Trinidad on the radios now? I know the music has been adopted by Trinidad's Creole speaking community as our music! I only wish we had a Creole style of our own though. Check out my girl Kénédy her song reviens-moi (come back to me) I love it! :)

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Heating up yuh speaker box
« on: July 02, 2008, 05:21:32 PM »
Yep!
            I think Ali and Tina are very good. I like Nichols and Princess Lover also. I am into love zouk. I am surprised that they don't play it that much in TT. Some of it sound a lot like the so-called "groovy soca". I also like some of the music from Cape Vert and Angola. They call it Kizamba, but it sound almost the same. I want to make a Love Zouk, Kizomba, Groovy Soca( Soca Romantica) collection.  Do you know where you can buy love zouk cds?

Deeks, I don't thing that you could like Zouk more than me! Its easy to Find the music in New York. it all depends on where you live Kénédy is another one she is a Gwada girl! you can get them online as well

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Heating up yuh speaker box
« on: July 02, 2008, 09:41:00 AM »
Zouk and Cutney by ZoUk Look


http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab_ZQsnjZck

I loved tou sa nou viv!

anyone here listens to Tina? or Ali Angel!

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: July 01, 2008, 10:18:06 PM »
yeah they still do, but most people think its from English!

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Ah Matapel is ah Ant eater not so? Does taste sweet to bad when you buccaneer it and then cook it.

yes a matapèl is patois for ant eater from Spanish  mata+perro

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Entertainment & Culture Discussion / Re: Patois!
« on: June 27, 2008, 11:40:31 AM »


Pronouns


I, me, my = mwen (mweh)


you = ou (oo) singular


you = zòt (zoht) plural


we, us, our = nou (n+oo)


they, them, their = yo (like the spanish yo)

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