Nigerian English: dictionary, grammars...?
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flaviofbg
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May 8, 2005

Dear friends,

I am doing a research on Nigerian English, and have to find a few words here and there to translate a little text FROM Nigerian English.

I have used Google and exhausted any existing links. Do you have any matieral out there which could help me? Or anyone willing to answer privately to some questions from me?

Thank you!

Hugs,
Flavio


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Who no know, go know May 9, 2005

Hola Flavio,
tal vez te pueda ayudar. Aquí en Las Palmas hay muchos nigerianos viviendo y suelo frecuentar un bar africano cuyo dueño es de Nigeria así que puedo preguntar. Además llevo muchos años escuchando Fela Kuti y descifrando sus letras.´:o)Mándame tus preguntas y veré lo que puedo hacer.
Cordiales saludos
Janfri


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Rajiv Mammen  Identity Verified
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Pidgeon English May 10, 2005

Hi Flavio,

The Nigerian English is called pidgeon English. IF you don't find any examples online, this is a Nigerian forum where you can ask the members about pidgeon English.
http://vote.sparklit.com/comments.spark?contentID=863667&action=viewTopic&commentID=28566832&pollID=817504

Rajiv.


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Maria Karra  Identity Verified
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in GlossPost May 10, 2005

Flavio Ferri Benedetti wrote:
I am doing a research on Nigerian English, and have to find a few words here and there to translate a little text FROM Nigerian English.


Hi Flavio.
Berni had posted a Nigerian Pidgin Dictionary on GlossPost.
Just enter keyword "pidgin" and it comes up.
Or go directly here:
http://www.ngex.com/personalities/babawilly/dictionary/default.htm

Maria


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flaviofbg
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Thank you! May 10, 2005

Thanks for the help Highly appreciated!

Love,
Flavio


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Berni Armstrong  Identity Verified
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Flavio don come. May 12, 2005

eh, heh!

You wan lern pidgin. Make you go Africa time, time, now.

If you no go go der, den I can gif you my assistence,

Na wa oh.

Acaso, oremi,

Berni


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Raimath
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Hi Berni, I could use your services every now and then. May 27, 2005

Berni Armstrong wrote:

eh, heh!

You wan lern pidgin. Make you go Africa time, time, now.

If you no go go der, den I can gif you my assistence,

Na wa oh.

Acaso, oremi,

Berni


Berni,

I'm looking for someone who can read and write Nigerian pidgin english fairly well.

Raimath in California


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David Sirett
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Pidgin or not? May 27, 2005

Flavio Ferri Benedetti wrote:

Dear friends,

I am doing a research on Nigerian English

Flavio


Do you mean Nigerian English, i.e. the Nigerian variant of standard English, or Nigerian pidgin English? I don't think that these are the same, as other answerers have assumed.

Regards
David


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