By Philip M. Parker

ISBN-10: 0497835304

ISBN-13: 9780497835309

While you're studying Jamaican, this booklet used to be no longer created for you, and also you aren't buy it. It was once created for thoroughly fluent mother-tongue audio system of Jamaican who already understand the entire which means of Jamaican phrases, yet who have to find out how a unmarried English translation of a Jamaican be aware can have ambiguous meanings within the English language. it really is designed for bi-lingual schooling for the non-English reader who desires to enhance English-language attempt ratings overlaying English synonyms. Synonyms might undergo no courting to a translation observe (e.g. “love” can characterize either an emotion and a rating of 0 in tennis; 0, whereas being a synonym of affection, is perhaps a nasty translation to the unique Jamaican headword). this can be a typical English glossary, like Roget’s, however the entries are taken care of alphabetically utilizing headwords from Jamaican. It can't be used to translate among the 2 languages, yet can assist a fluent speaker of Jamaican who's studying easy English, to profit the ambiguities of the English language and its vocabulary. The synonyms for every headword aren't translations; Jamaican phrases are used to facilitate “looking up” English synonyms. ahead of buy, educators and scholars may still evaluate the contents of this precise type of glossary that's unfastened to view on Google books, or utilizing Amazon’s “look within” functionality. Public area translations used have been contributed to Webster’s on-line Dictionary and feature originated from uncited volunteers, local audio system, expert translators, box linguists and teachers (not through the editor of the thesaurus). if you want quotation for any translations, make feedback, notice blunders, or give a contribution in the other manner, please electronic mail Philip M. Parker at INSEAD, who will periodically replace this sequence. copy rights are granted to educators.

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Eat see Nyam. eave see shake out. encouraging see upful. envious see red yeye. envy see red eye. erection see boasin tone. ever see evah. everywhere see everyweh. except see puttin' away. executive see dally. exist see dey. expect see expek. extra see braata. eye see yai. F family see fambly. fanny see cat. fast see 1. fas', 2. fas. fat see mampi. father see 1. Fada, 2. fadda. favour see fayva. fawning see licky licky. fearful see dread. feeble see pyaa pyaa. female see 1. punany, 2. pumpum. fickle see picky picky.

To chill out see easy nuh. to come see cum; how come wa mek. to do it see dweet. to exist see dey. to expect see expek. to go along see galang. to listen see irie. to make do see whafedoo. to prefer see prefa. to remember see memba. to show off see poppyshow. to take off see back-aff. to translate see twist. toast see roti. tobacco see shag. toilet see chimmy. tomorrow see first light. top see notch. tough guy see rude boy. tradition see culture. tramp see buguyaga. translate see twist. trick see card.

Rude see 1. warra-warra, 2. faastie, 3. slackness. ruined see sheg-up. S sack see crocus bag. say see sey. scorn see cut yai. scowl see screw. scratch see crab. separate see nazarite. sex see agony. org) 35 36 English - Jamaican shame see poppy-show. sharp see maca. shirt see 1. marina, 2. gansey. shoe see shampata. shoes see judgin'. shove see shoob. show off see poppyshow. sick see winjy. sickly see 1. pyaa pyaa, 2. winjg. sing see chant. single see ongle. sister see 1. sista, 2. dawta. sit down see sidung.

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