Pidgin?

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    That reminds me a lot of Belizean Creole.

    The article you linked is pretty funny, but let's not skip over the next one: "Ghana import 30 million condoms but dem no use am" https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/world-41035571
     
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    I at first thought it a joke. Now I'm surprised it's not being lambasted.
     
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    It's a very good initiative. Tens of millions of people in Nigeria alone speak Pidgin every day.
     
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    But isn't it colonialist to say so?
     
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    Don't know, I've never thought about in that way. There's nothing inferior about Pidgin languages in my opinion, and as far as Nigerian Pidgin is concerned, it's an English-based Pidgin with grammar and vocabulary advanced enough to talk about pretty much anything.

    And, Pidgin languages don't necessarily have their origins in a colonial context: Russenorsk is one example.
     
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    You are most welcome, sir, madame or pidgin gendered person.
     
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    Once went to a church in the south Pacific where Lord's Prayer was recited in pidgin. Began, "Papa belong me-fellow, he stop on top."
     
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    Here's a link to the Lord's Prayer in Hawaiian pidgin. Da Hawaii Pidgin Bible.com - Da Lords Prayer

    John, that version of yours sounds quite a bit like Tok Pisin, the Papua New Guinea pidgin. Here's the whole thing:

    Papa bilong mipela, yu stap long heven.
    Mekim nem bilong yu i kamap bikpela.
    Mekim kingdom bilong yu i kam.
    Strongim mipela long bihainim laik bilong yu long graun,
    olsem ol i bihainim long heven.
    Givem mipela kaikai inap long tude.
    Pogivim rong bilong mipela olsem mipela i pogivim ol arapela i
    mekim rong long mipela.
    Sambai long mipela long taim bilong traim.
    Na rausim olgeta samting nogut long mipela.


    I got it from here: http://www.everythingesteban.com/2013/01/13/lords-prayer-in-tok-pisin/

    J.
     
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