pidgin English


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pidgin English

a pidgin in which one of the languages involved is English
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In most Nigerian programmes that are shown on global television, English and Pidgin English are the two officially used languages.
Jingles and announcements produced by UN Women will be aired at least four times in the course of every episode of the programme, in English, Pidgin English, Hausa and any other local language as deemed appropriate.
"We wanted to find ways we can localise it and so we perform with pidgin English, blending it with African rhythms.
The Thai students in Los BaAaAaAeA~o according to their professors, spoke pidgin English, but they were interested and punctual in their studies.
"One time I told them in pidgin English: 'Me no speak English, me Welsh.' They got fed up with me and put the phone down.
We spoke Igbo, could switch between a Canadian and Nigerian accent mid-sentence, and could understand Pidgin English. And while I was born in America, we are from Abiriba (in Nigeria, people say you're "from" the place where your father--or mother, depending on the village--is from).
Shipley presents hiplife as being simultaneously global--incorporating the latest fashions in international hip-hop music and culture--and local, through its use of Twi and pidgin English, both lingua francas in southern Ghana and among Ghanaian immigrant communities.
Thus, it is now becoming fashionable to see either illiterate, semi-literate or literate parents speaking Nigerian pidgin English, or a mixture of both Etsako and English, or Etsako and Nigerian pidgin English in communicating with the child.
There is Lionel Fogarty, whose postsurrealist poems incorporate words and phrases of his native Murri and pidgin English to create a linguistic portrait of the indigenous Australian conscience.
You say: The pidgin English was a bit annoying to start with but after a while I barely noticed it.
Besides French and English, he is fluent in Pidgin English and knows Bamilike and Hausa.