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Bislama

an introduction to the national language of Vanuatu

by D. T. Tryon

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Published by Dept. of Linguistics, Research School of Pacific Studies, Australian National University in Canberra, A.C.T., Australia .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bislama language -- Textbooks for foreign speakers -- English.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes index.

    Statementby Darrell T. Tryon.
    SeriesPacific Linguistics,, no. 72, Languages for intercultural communication in the Pacific area project of the Australian Academy of the Humanities ;, publication no. 4
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPM7895.B4 T7 1987
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 261 p. :
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2139181M
    ISBN 100858833611
    LC Control Number88207330


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Bislama by D. T. Tryon Download PDF EPUB FB2

The US Peace Corps Bislama language course comprises of 13 lessons starting with the sounds of Bislama. This section discusses the five vowels and their pronunciation at the same time a run through of letter combinations with emphasis on the letter combinations in English that are transliterated and pronounced as a single letter in Bislama.

Bislama is a pidgin language used in Vanuatu and is now a creole in urban areas. It essentially combines a typically Melanesian grammar with a mostly English vocabulary. It is the only language that can be understood and spoken by the whole population of Vanuatu, generally as a second language.

11 rows  Ni-Vanuatu use the words "Good Night" (gud naet) as both an evening greeting and to say. Bislama is the vibrant and expressive national language of Vanuatu. It is a Melanesian language in its own right, justly recognized by the government of Vanuatu for what it is - a truly national language which allows communication across all the language boundaries which criss-cross the Size: 1MB.

Texts with language specifed as Bislama. Brasol, Boris (Kharkow Russia); b: ; d: From Brasol served as a Prosecuting Attorney in the city of St. Petersburg, Russia. He is a former staff member of the University of the South Pacific, having taught at the Pacific Languages Unite, Port Vila.

He has written Beach-la-Mar to Bislama: The emergence of a national language in Vanuatu, as well as a grammar and a dictionary of the language of Paama.

He is writing a grammar and a dictionary of the language of Erromango. A New Bislama Dictionary Paperback – by Terry Crowley (Author) › Visit Amazon's Terry Crowley Page.

Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Terry Crowley (Author) See all 3 formats Cited by: Bislama is the national language of Vanuatu, the world's most linguistically diverse nation with at least 80 actively spoken Oceanic languages used by aboutpeople.

Bislama began as a plantation pidgin based on English in the nineteenth century, but it has since developed into a unique language with a grammar and vocabulary very different from English.