Memba The Culcha
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MEMBA DE CULCHA
If you are a foreigner and have been to any English-speaking Caribbean nations you will find it hard at times to believe that English is the Mother Tongue… Among the aspects of Caribbean traditions is the astoundingly fascinating manner of speaking.
The language evolution in Jamaica transforms the ‘mother tongue’ into an expressive art to fit its own needs and sentiments.
Sometimes, even the most educated Jamaican is likely to be caught unawares, using popular terms of the Jamaican dialect to be expressive… No one really knows the Jamaican dialect, popularly called ‘patois. (a feeble attempt to define; using the French-like terminology…) “…Jamaican ‘patois’ is expressed as much through gesture and drama as tone and rhythm.
It is the way a very passionate people share ideas and feelings.
So much more than a means of communication, the language emerged as the expression of a unique and proud people. Patois emerged from the languages of those who came to the island…” (Excerpt of www.visitjamaica.com/feel-the-vibe/patois).
“A vivid picture of Jamaica life and talk…” (Joy Scott-Radcliffe, MA, former Information manager, Office of the Prime Minister, 1991) Presently, a new edition of this fascinating work of historical literature is being written and will enhance your exposure to one the world’s most contentious form of speaking…