Chapter 3

3. Martinique creole on the smartphone (cont.)

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. An jennfi Matinik (B) ka palé épi an jenn touris alman (A). A young girl from Martinique speaks with a young German tourist (A).
B Manman, manman, manman! Sa pa posib! Bon kréyol ki la ! Ti kréyol-nou an ! Wow, that’s unbelievable! Pure creole! Our creole (from Martinique)!
A Mé wi, sé an madanm Matinik épi an Alman ki fè tousa. Non madanm-lan sé Marijozé. Yeah, a lady from Martinique and a German did it. The name of the lady is Marijozé.
B Marijozé ? Ébé, mem non épi mwen! Marijozé? Well, same name as me!
A E mwen, non-mwen sé Sébastiàn. And my name is Sebastian.
B Kontan konnet ou, Sébastiàn. E lot Marijozé-a, sé ki moun? Pleased to meet you, Sebastian. And the other Marijozé, who is she?
A Sé li ki fè Ti lison asou Martinique 1ère. She’s the one who did Ti lison on Martinique 1ère.
B Mé wi… man ka wè ki moun! Ou sav, bagay-tala ka entérésé mwen. Mwen té ké enmen gadé sa pli bien. Kon mwen té ka alé Lans-a-Làn mwen itou, nou ka alé ansanm? Yeah… I see who she is. I’m interested in this thing. I’d like to look closer at it. As I was just going to the Donkey beach, shall we go together?
A San problem, mé man ka atann détwa kanmarad. A! mi yo, yo ka rivé. Certainly, but I am waiting for a few friends. (…) Ah, look, here they come.
B Sé dé fi-a épi sé dé boug-tala ? Bel pasaj…. The two girls and those two guys? Fantastic…

 

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