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Creoles & Pidgins (French-based Other) translation: grann / grann mwen malad.

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English term or phrase:grandmother / My grandmother is sick.
Creoles & Pidgins (French-based Other) translation:grann / grann mwen malad.
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17:51 Aug 31, 2006
English to Creoles & Pidgins (French-based Other) translations [Non-PRO]
Social Science, Sociology, Ethics, etc. / social class
English term or phrase: grandmother
my grandomther is sick
moe
grann mwen malad.
Explanation:
Here's the explanation of the sentence. 'Grann' is one word for 'grandmother'. 'Mwen' is 'my' and in Haitian Creole the 'possessor' goes AFTER the noun that is 'possessed' so 'my grandmother' is 'grann mwen'. 'Malad' is 'sick' or 'ill' , this is an obvious cognate of the French words 'malade' / 'maladie' and English 'malady' (same roots or origin originally, probably from Latin). HTH.
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grann mwen malad.


Explanation:
Here's the explanation of the sentence. 'Grann' is one word for 'grandmother'. 'Mwen' is 'my' and in Haitian Creole the 'possessor' goes AFTER the noun that is 'possessed' so 'my grandmother' is 'grann mwen'. 'Malad' is 'sick' or 'ill' , this is an obvious cognate of the French words 'malade' / 'maladie' and English 'malady' (same roots or origin originally, probably from Latin). HTH.

Will Matter
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Daniel Mencher
1 day7 hrs
  -> Granmesi. ;0)

agree  Marylin Laurent
11 days
  -> Merci beacoup, granmesi, thank you.
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