Dictionary of Jamaican English

Dictionary of Jamaican English

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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


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