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Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage

by Richard Allsopp

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  • 10 Currently reading

Published by University of West Indies Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Dialectology,
  • Dictionaries,
  • Usage guides,
  • Miscellaneous,
  • Reference,
  • Foreign Language - Dictionaries / Phrase Books,
  • English,
  • General

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages776
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9190573M
    ISBN 109766401454
    ISBN 109789766401450

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Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage by Richard Allsopp Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage is the first attempt for over four hundred years to provide an authentic record of current English from the Caribbean archipelago, Guyana and Belize.

Drawing its data from a broad range of enquiry through teacher workshops in twenty-two territories in eighteen states, from speech recordings and over one thousand written sources of Caribbean literature Reviews: 3. Caribbean English is an exceptionally rich dialect, evocative and vivid.

Take "bagabu," for instance, a fine word American and British English lack, referring to dried nose mucus. "Day-clean" is a lovely word for dawn. To be in "goat-heaven" is to be in a state of bliss, but to have "goat-mouth" is a nasty business, similar to giving the evil by: 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. The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers.

This unique reference is the first attempt in ov 5/5(2). The Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage is the first attempt for over four hundred years to provide an authentic record of current English from the Caribbean archipelago, Guyana and Belize.

Drawing its data from a broad range of enquiry through teacher workshops in twenty-two territories in eighteen states, from speech recordings and over one 5/5(6). "The term Caribbean English is problematic because in a narrow sense it can refer to a dialect of English alone, but in a broader sense it covers English and the many English-based creoles spoken in this region.

Traditionally, Caribbean creoles have been (incorrectly) classified as dialects of English, but more and more varieties are being recognized as unique languagesAuthor: Richard Nordquist.

Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage book Dictionary of Caribbean English usage. Publication date Topics Creole dialects, English -- Caribbean Area -- Dictionaries, English language -- Dialects -- Caribbean Area -- Dictionaries, English language -- Caribbean Area -- Dictionaries Borrow this book Pages: Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage.

By Richard Allsopp. US$ Buy eBook Now Gift eBook. No review for this book yet, be the first to review. No comment for this book yet, be the first to comment Dictionary of Jamaican English. By Frederic Gomes Cassidy, Robert Brock le : Richard Allsopp.

Dictionary of Caribbean English usage. [Kingston, Jamaica]: University of the West Indies Press, [©] (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Richard Allsopp; Jeannette Allsopp.

(slang, Jamaican, Britain) A cannabis cigarette. Victor Headley, Yardie, New York: Atlantic Monthly Press,p. ,[2] Pablo switched off the wipers and struck a match to light the spliff he had just finished building.

Niall Griffiths, Sheepshagger, New York: Thomas Dunne,p. ,[3] Danny takes another toke on the spliff and then. 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, 4/5(5). Caribbean definition: The Caribbean is the sea which is between the West Indies, Central America, and the | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples Grammar Home English English Usage Grammar Patterns French German Italian Spanish Hindi.

Download our English Dictionary apps - available for both iOS and Android. hassar” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary. ^ Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra, The Hassar, an Armoured Tropical Fish, in Fish: Food from the Waters, edited by Harlan Walker, page "hassar - is the Guyanese name [ ].Allsopp's Dictionary of Caribbean English Usage (OUP ) defines the word hassar as a derivative of the Arawak asa, meaning 'a small highly-prized edible fish'.

Dictionary of 50, surnames and their origins published This article is more than 3 years old Four-year study by linguists and historians of British and Irish records back to 11th century.

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kaya. Kaya is a slang word for "marijuana" closely associated with Bob origin of kaya is unknown, but, According to Green’s Dictionary of Slang, it seems to have a relationship with the Caribbean English word kayakiit, a medicinal herb.

InBob Marley and the Wailers—one of Jamaica's most famous contributions to the world—composed a song called “Kaya” on the album. Jamaica rum definition: a highly flavoured rum produced in Jamaica | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples.

Usage Until relatively recently, the word squaw was used neutrally in anthropological and other contexts to mean a North American Indian woman or wife. With changes in the political climate in the second half of the 20th century, however, the derogatory attitudes of the past toward American Indian women mean that the word cannot now be used in.

The spotted trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis) is a member of the family can be found in reefs throughout the Caribbean, as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean.

The species gets its name from the black spots it has covered over its yellow-golden : Ostraciidae. Xmas (also X-mas) is a common abbreviation of the word is sometimes pronounced / ˈ ɛ k s m ə s /, but Xmas, and variants such as Xtemass, originated as handwriting abbreviations for the typical pronunciation / ˈ k r ɪ s m ə s /.The "X" comes from the Greek letter Chi, which is the first letter of the Greek word Christós (Greek: Χριστός), which became Christ in English.We store data about your usage in cookies.

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