The dictionary is a mine of information about the Caribbean and its dialects, about the history of English and its dialects, and about Creole languages and general linguistic processes. Entries give the pronunciation, part-of-speech and usage 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: Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, Barbados, Nicaragua and Belize.Informants explain that an old man (now long dead) used to make most of these baskets there , his name was /stiibm/. STEPPY sb dial; alt;step (abbr) + -y. A stepmother. ... dial; for stewed berries. 1958 DeC Port /stuu-beri.a#39; a preserve made fromanbsp;...
|Title||:||Dictionary of Jamaican English|
|Author||:||Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock Le Page|
|Publisher||:||University of West Indies Press - 2002|