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12-27-2003, 05:46 PM
Y'all know where one can get a book on Creole as spoken by Louisianans in the Bayou?
12-27-2003, 10:43 PM
I don't know if this will help but, Louisianans in the Bayou and the dialect of French they speak is predominately Cajun. Also, go to a University library (they have much more than public libraries), I'm pretty sure you'll be able to find at least one book.
12-27-2003, 11:09 PM
I lived in the bayous years ago as a teacher...Justin Wilson...cook and cajun comedian wrote several books on Cajun language from a humorous angle...might check it out...give you a flavor of the regional dialect...
12-29-2003, 01:22 PM
So, I was once cooking a dinner for a girlfriend's birthday. One of the themed meals I looked at for dinner was cajun. I came across this site:
Check out the gumbo.
Cajuns are the Louisiana desendants of the Acadians -French settlers in Nova Scotia. Cajun is very much a dialect of the French language.
Creole on the other hand, is what is often described as a contact language. Like Pidgin- English. Creole is the language that grew up between white settlers, Africans, and the local indian tribes.
There is a guy at Tulane U that is doing his best to map the Creole and Cajun languages. Tom Klingler, he has several books that may be available at your local university.
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