Friday, 17 January 2014

in da lish

Loki speaks the funniest mixture of English and Bislama.  Occasionally I try to straighten some of it out into one language or the other.

This morning he said,
"Mummy, you put on shoes blong mi."

I said,
"In English, we say, my shoes.  Put on my shoes, Mummy."

He said,
"Not English, Mummy.  In-da-lish*!"

Well, now I know.  That's the language he speaks.

* This reflects the tendency in the pijin language to insert vowels between the consonants in English language blends. For instance, ants becomes anis, box becomes bokis and chance becomes janis.

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