Dictionary of Jamaican English

The method and plan of this dictionary of Jamaican English are basically the same as those of the Oxford English Dictionary, but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about ...

Author: Frederic Gomes Cassidy

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766401276

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 509

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The method and plan of this dictionary of Jamaican English are basically the same as those of the Oxford English Dictionary, but oral sources have been extensively tapped in addition to detailed coverage of literature published in or about Jamaica since 1655. It contains information about the Caribbean and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes. Entries give the pronounciation, part-of-speach and usage of labels, spelling variants, etymologies and dated citations, as well as definitions. Systematic indexing indicates the extent to which the lexis is shared with other Caribbean countries.
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A Z of Jamaican Patois Patwah

A short dictionary of words and phrases of Patois, a Jamaican language which originated from English, African, and Creole, and can be heard wherever Jamaican natives reside.

Author: Teresa P. Blair Ph. D.

Publisher:

ISBN: 1481752340

Category: Self-Help

Page: 94

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After it was known that Jamaican natives failed interviews that were conducted in patois, the writer decided that it was time to awaken Patois. This book was written to inform readers that Patois is a written language which can be learned and spoken like any other language. The words and phrases in this book, originated from English, African, and Creole, and can be heard wherever Jamaican natives reside.
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The Official Dancehall Dictionary

With the emergence of Dancehall music on the world,scene, the language which accompanies it has,gained wide exposure.

Author: Chester Francis-Jackson

Publisher: LMH Publishers

ISBN: 976610154X

Category: English language

Page: 72

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With the emergence of Dancehall music on the world scene, the language which accompanies it has gained wide exposure. Many who hear and sometimes use these words may not be fully aware of their meanings. Now, a learned source records his deep understanding of the expressions, providing their English equivalents and very often their usage in context. Including a history of the Dancehall scene and a brief guide to Jamaican patois, this dictionary will prove a revelation of Dancehall culture for the uninitiated. Illustrated.
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Jamaican Word Dictionary

The Jamaican patois is spoken all over the world, wherever Jamaicans get together for a chat or a song.

Author: Deeta S. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0722344899

Category: English language

Page: 108

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The Jamaican patois is spoken all over the world, wherever Jamaicans get together for a chat or a song. It contains elements of African languages, brought to Jamaica in the days of slavery, mixed with the Spanish and English of the early colonists and smatterings of Dutch, Portuguese and other European languages.
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Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage

J. G. Cruikshank ( 1916 ) Black Talk - Notes on Negro Dialect in Br . Guiana ( Georgetown , Guyana ) , 76 pp . ... In 1967 the first scholarly regional dictionary appeared , Cassidy and LePage's Dictionary of Jamaican English [ DJE ] ...

Author: Richard Allsopp

Publisher: University of West Indies Press

ISBN: 9766401454

Category: Reference

Page: 697

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This remarkable new dictionary represents the first attempt in some four centuries to record the state of development of English as used across the entire Caribbean region.
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Jamaicasaurus

This book functions as both a translation dictionary and a thesaurus.

Author: Larry Chang

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798632581325

Category:

Page: 206

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This book functions as both a translation dictionary and a thesaurus. With 3,781 entries and 14,000 translations and synonyms, it is not only the first translation dictionary to go from English to Jamaican Creole (Patois), but also the first book that can function as a Jamaican thesaurus. The Jamaicasaurus is thus an essential resource for anyone interested in Jamaican culture and language, whether local or foreigner, as it marks a new milestone for this dialect of increasing global interest while also serving native speakers searching for alternate words and expressions, recent slang, and old terms from the past. To use this book as a thesaurus, simply look up the English equivalent of the Jamaican word or phrase you have in mind to see the various Jamaican synonyms listed. The appendix at the back of the book additionally features lists of Jamaican expletives and exclamations, from mild to vulgar; odd curiosities; and the local Jamaican names for 278 important species of plants and trees used in Jamaica for food, medicine, and cultural purposes (listed by scientific name first). Furthermore, and quite importantly, Jamaicasaurus bridges the gap between the common English-based way of spelling Jamaican words and the Cassidy-JLU (or 'Jamiekan') system developed by Jamaican linguists. This version of the book displays words in the an English-based spelling format, but it also uses the Jamiekan format for sample sentences where they occur. A 'Jamiekan Spellings Version', featuring exclusively the Cassidy-JLU format, is also available. It has a light blue cover.
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Jamaican Popular Patois Dictionary

The Jamaican patois is spoken all over the world, wherever Jamaicans get together for a chat or a song.

Author: Deeta S. Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 0722351240

Category:

Page: 128

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The Jamaican patois is spoken all over the world, wherever Jamaicans get together for a chat or a song. It contains elements of African languages, brought to Jamaica in the days of slavery, mixed with the Spanish and English of the early colonists and smatterings of Dutch, Portuguese and other European languages. It is very much a living language, continuing to evolve, but always retaining the expressive, lively, sunshiny characters of the Jamaican people.
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Jamaicasaurus

Note: This is the 'Jamiekan Spellings' version of the book. The Common Spellings version has a black cover. With 3,781 entries and 14,000 translations and synonyms, The Jamaicasaurus is both a translation dictionary and a thesaurus.

Author: Joseph Farquharson

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798635001349

Category:

Page: 213

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This book functions as both a translation dictionary and a thesaurus. With 3,781 entries and 14,000 translations and synonyms, it is not only the first translation dictionary to go from English to Jamaican Creole (Patois), but also the first book that can function as a Jamaican thesaurus. The Jamaicasaurus is thus an essential resource for anyone interested in Jamaican culture and language, whether local or foreigner, as it marks a new milestone for this dialect of increasing global interest while also serving native speakers searching for alternate words and expressions, recent slang, and old terms from the past. To use this book as a thesaurus, simply look up the English equivalent of the Jamaican word or phrase you have in mind to see the various Jamaican synonyms listed. The appendix at the back of the book additionally features lists of Jamaican expletives and exclamations, from mild to vulgar; odd curiosities; and the local Jamaican names for 278 important species of plants and trees used in Jamaica for food, medicine, and cultural purposes (listed by scientific name first). Furthermore, and quite importantly, the Jamaicasaurus bridges the gap between the common English-based way of writing Patois words and the Cassidy-JLU (or 'Jamiekan') system developed by Jamaican linguists to more consistently and accurately represent how those words really sound. This version of the book uses that latter format, the Jamiekan format. It's easy to learn and worth trying. Another edition of the Jamaicasaurus, featuring common English-based spellings, is also available. It has a black cover.
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Original Jamaican Dancehall Dictionary

This is 6th edition of the Original Dancehall Dictionary, a publication which since 1993, has been doing an invaluable job in helping the world understand our language and the cartoons not only assist in the translation but also they add to ...

Author: Joan Williams

Publisher: Joan williams

ISBN: 9789766107710

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

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As Jamaican reggae/dancehall music has become very dominant in our culture, artists play a huge role in the development of our language, known as patois, as they are constantly coining words and phrases that baffle even older Jamaicans and certainly foreigners. So as people worldwide swing to our music and Jamaica is a well -known tourism destination in the Caribbean , since most Jamaicans do not automatically speak English but only when required, this dictionary is critical to travellers as well music lovers. This is 6th edition of the Original Dancehall Dictionary, a publication which since 1993, has been doing an invaluable job in helping the world understand our language and the cartoons not only assist in the translation but also they add to the hilarity of the publication.
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A Z of Jamaican Patois Patwah

This book was written to inform readers that Patois is a written language which can be learned and spoken like any other language.

Author: Teresa P. Blair, Ph.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781481752350

Category: Self-Help

Page: 94

View: 442

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After it was known that Jamaican natives failed interviews that were conducted in patois, the writer decided that it was time to awaken Patois. This book was written to inform readers that Patois is a written language which can be learned and spoken like any other language. The words and phrases in this book, originated from English, African, and Creole, and can be heard wherever Jamaican natives reside.
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Jamaican Language Book

If you are interested in Jamaican dancehall or reggae music, this book is the right place for you. Not only it details the information in the music of Jamaican, but also helps you to understand the Jamaican language!

Author: America Rytuba

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798519006002

Category:

Page: 68

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Dancehall is a genre of Jamaican popular music that originated in the late 1970s. Initially, dancehall was a more sparse version of reggae than the roots style, which had dominated much of the 1970s. In the mid-1980s, digital instrumentation became more prevalent, changing the sound considerably, with digital dancehall becoming increasingly characterized by faster rhythms. Key elements of dancehall music include its extensive use of Jamaican Patois rather than Jamaican standard English and a focus on the track instrumentals Dancehall saw initial mainstream success in Jamaica in the 1980s, and by the 1990s, it became increasingly popular in Jamaican diaspora communities. In the 2000s, dancehall experienced worldwide mainstream success, and by the 2010s, it began to heavily influence the work of established Western artists and producers, which has helped to further bring the genre into the Western music mainstream. If you are interested in Jamaican dancehall or reggae music, this book is the right place for you. Not only it details the information in the music of Jamaican, but also helps you to understand the Jamaican language!
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Languages of Jamaica

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230482601

Category:

Page: 164

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 163. Chapters: English language, British English, Oxford English Dictionary, Australian English, Canadian English, American English, New Zealand English, English orthography, Newfoundland English, South African English, Hiberno-English, Jamaican English, International English, North American English, Plain language, Gobbledygook, Malaysian English, Singapore English, English phonology, Speak Good English Movement, Philippine English, List of countries by English-speaking population, English language spelling reform, English language in Europe, Jamaican Patois, Changes to Old English vocabulary, List of countries where English is an official language, Ugandan English, English in computing, Legal writing, Anglicisation, Hybrid word, Politics and the English Language, Latin influence in English, Konglish, Siamese twins, Legal English, Anglicism, English exonyms, Manglish vocabulary, Linking and intrusive R, Angeln, Compound modifier, Standard English, Unifon, U and non-U English, Language Report, Plain English Campaign, High rising terminal, Canspell National Spelling Bee, Burmese English, Bilingualism in Hong Kong, Standard written English, Foreign language influences in English, Queen's English Society, ProEnglish, Swenglish, Inkhorn term, Liberian English, National Vocabulary Championship, Special English, Commonwealth Caribbean, Specially designed academic instruction in English, Taglish, Ghoti, Porglish, Spelling Bee of Canada, Cloze test, Shm-reduplication, Headlinese, English Plus, Uncleftish Beholding, Alt.usage.english, Scatolinguistics, Tinker, Englog, Golden Bull Award, Hispanicisms in English, Alphabet to E-mail, English Dialect Dictionary, British National Corpus, English Corner, Bryson's Dictionary of Troublesome Words, Lists of English words, List of reforms of the English language, Jamaican Maroon spirit-possession...
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Jamaicasaurus

Therefore, to use this book as a thesaurus, simply look up the English equivalent of the Jamaican word or phrase you have in mind and you will see the various Jamaican synonyms for it listed.

Author: Eric Rose

Publisher:

ISBN: 1980924589

Category:

Page: 175

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With 3,278 entries and over 13,500 translations and synonyms, the Jamaicasaurus functions as both the only thesaurus of the Jamaican "Patois" dialect and also as the only English-to-Jamaican translation dictionary. It is thus an essential resource for anyone interested in Jamaican culture and language, whether local or foreigner, as it marks a new milestone for Jamaican as a language of increasing global interest while also serving native speakers searching for alternate words and expressions, recent slang, and older terms. Each English entry in the Jamaicasaurus gives as many Jamaican translations as possible. Therefore, to use this book as a thesaurus, simply look up the English equivalent of the Jamaican word or phrase you have in mind and you will see the various Jamaican synonyms for it listed there. The appendix at the back of the book additionally features extensive lists of Jamaican expletives and exclamations; odd curiosities; and the Jamaican names for 278 important species of plants and trees used in Jamaica for food, medicine, and cultural purposes (listed by scientific name first). Also quite importantly, Jamaicasaurus bridges the gap between the common English-based way of spelling Jamaican words and the Cassidy-JLU system being preferred by linguists and many others. This edition of the book displays Jamaican words in the common English-based spelling format, but it also incorporates the Cassidy-JLU format for sample sentences where they occur. A "Jamiekan Edition" featuring exclusively the Cassidy-JLU spelling format is also available.
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