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Pretty Cool Site

Posted : March 2, 2009 11:10 pm
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Posted : March 3, 2009 1:45 am
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Sorry try again

Posted : March 3, 2009 10:40 am
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Nice find!

Posted : March 3, 2009 12:20 pm
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This is a lovely little book compiled by a local resident.

Posted : March 3, 2009 1:29 pm
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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.

Posted : March 3, 2009 2:28 pm
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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

Thanks again,


Posted : March 8, 2009 1:15 pm
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They have it in stock at Undercover Books in Gallows Bay.

Posted : March 8, 2009 2:54 pm
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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

Posted : March 9, 2009 1:45 am
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Say it in Crucian! is now out of print and 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).

Posted : October 22, 2012 8:36 pm
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Dan, I have it and I will give it to you. It's a great book.


Posted : October 22, 2012 8:37 pm
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Here's a great article on local language:

Posted : October 23, 2012 1:31 pm
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You may also find this an interesting read.

Posted : October 23, 2012 7:19 pm
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