Friday, October 19, 2007

A Language, Not Quite Spanish, With African Echoes - New York Times

This article from the New York Times reminds me of Gullah, the creole language spoken by descendants of runaway slaves on the barrier islands of South Carolina.

On another interesting note, the Spanish word "lengua" means "tongue" in both English senses of the word: thing in your mouth AND language. Many of these metaphorical sayings don't translate perfectly: it's interesting to find one that does.

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