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Old 08-28-2006, 03:06 PM
Dia O'Neil
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Originally Posted by Jhanzelle A. Francis
ok, so patois is not really a "language" its a dialect that Jamaicans speak, and I can speak that. Does that count?

that TOTALLY counts and if you want to get right down to technicalities here, a "language" is simply a concept used to make life a little easier for people - it doesn't truly exist in practice. we're really surrounded by just a whole bunch of dialects. and i for one find jamaican dialects fascinating
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