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Yearasta
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March 2, 2009 11:10 pm  

Pretty Cool Site http://www.cruciandictionary.com/


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beachy
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March 3, 2009 1:45 am  

your mailbox is full


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Yearasta
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March 3, 2009 10:40 am  

Sorry try again


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chefnoah
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March 3, 2009 12:20 pm  

Nice find!


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Linda J
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March 3, 2009 1:29 pm  

This is a lovely little book compiled by a local resident.


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divinggirl
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March 3, 2009 2:28 pm  

Say it in Crucian is a great book. I get a copy for most of our guests to take home with them to remember STX by.


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danieljude
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March 8, 2009 1:15 pm  

Thank you so very much. The teens in my neighborhood have been trying forever to teach me Cruzian.....with limited results. I can't wait to surprise them with more phrases and words. They have been my best supporters. I believe, or at leaste intended to send you an email to see if I can get this at Amazon.com?

Thanks again,

Dan


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divinggirl
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March 8, 2009 2:54 pm  

They have it in stock at Undercover Books in Gallows Bay.


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March 9, 2009 1:45 am  

There is a group on Facebook that has a lot of the different words with their meaning, I listed a small sampling they have below. I don't know if these were taken from the book that has been mentioned on this thread?

This is the name of the group:

You Know U From The Virgin Islands When U Speak This Language

* Meeno – (me aint know) I don't know
* Wha yuh sayin – what's up
* Hail up – hi, hello
* Ya – here (St. Croix)
* Heh – here (St. Thomas, St. John, BVI)
* Cyan (sometimes spelled "kyan") – cannot
* Safe – all right, or okay, i.e. "you safe"
* Whe pa' he/she/yuh deh? – Where is/are he/she/you?
* Whe' he/she/yuh deh? – Where is/are he/she/you?
* Deh deh – It is here/It is there (St. Croix)
* He/she ain deh deh – He/she isn't there (St. Croix)
* He/she ain deh – He/she isn't there (St. Thomas, St. John, BVI)
* I/he/she gon to come back – I/he/she left and am/is returning shortly
* I/he/she deh ya – I/he/she am/is here (St. Croix)
* Come ya – come here (St. Croix)
* Come heh – come here (St. Thomas, St. John, BVI)
* I's – I am
* Ine – means I aint or I dont/didn't (Ine gah none... I don't have any....Ine see dem.... I didn't see them)
* Yuh/ yo – your as in "wah happen to yuh foot?"
* You's – you are
* Ahyuh – all of you


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doctropic
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October 22, 2012 8:36 pm  

Say it in Crucian! is now out of print and Amazon.com is asking insane prices for used copies. On the Virgin Is;ands Dictionary page on Facebook you can get a pdf of the book for $5.95 (see "store" at the top of the page).


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dougtamjj
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October 22, 2012 8:37 pm  

Dan, I have it and I will give it to you. It's a great book.

Tam


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Alana33
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October 23, 2012 1:31 pm  

Here's a great article on local language:

http://stthomassource.com/content/news/local-news/2012/10/23/undercurrents-some-things-left-unsaid


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Exit Zero
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October 23, 2012 7:19 pm  

You may also find this an interesting read.

http://www.facebook.com/pages/I-Love-My-Virgin-Islands-Accent/290363628502?v=wall


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