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Guyanese Creole

Guyanese Creole is an English-based creole language used primarily in Guyana.


top Basilectal Guyanese Creole (Basilectal meaning deep, further from English)

Shown using modified Cassidy phonemic orthography (defined in John R. Rickford's Dimensions of a Creole Continuum):

1) Wisaid mi ruum de?

2) Wisaid di biich de?

3) Wisaid di bar de?

4) Na toch mi de!



top Mesolectal Guyanese Creole (Mesolectal meaning middle level, closer to English)

Shown using modified English orthography:

1) Weh me room? -or- Weh me room deh?

2) Weh de beach? -or- Weh de beach deh?

3) Weh de bar? -or- Weh de bar deh?

4) Don' touch me deh!



Language information at Wikipedia and Ethnologue

Alternate names for Guyanese Creole include Creolese, Guyanese, and Guyanese Creole English


The four essential
travel phrases in English:

1) Where is my room?
2) Where is the beach?
3) Where is the bar?
4) Don't touch me there!
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