Languages

Negerhollands

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Introduction

Negerhollands is a Dutch-based Creole language that was once spoken in the Danish West Indies, now known as the U.S. Virgin Islands. It was also spoken on Leeward Islands and Puerto Rico. Dutch is its superstrate language with Danish, English, French, Spanish, and African elements incorporated.

Some people may still speak Negerhollands as second language.

The verb

The verb is not conjugated by person.

Sample

jusadrādiajuhan
2SGIRRPERFcarryDETin2SGhand

'You should have carried this in your hands'

References

Pidgins and Creoles: an introduction(approve sites). By Jacques Arends, Pieter Muysken, Norval Smith

Categories: Creole | Extinct | Language

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