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Honouring creole culture in TT

GREATER effort is needed to preserve French creole culture in TT.

This was the prevailing sentiment as the Department for Modern Languages and Linguistics (DMLL) at the University of the West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine hosted celebrations on Thursday to observe International Creole Day 2019.

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JOHN JACOB THOMAS PIONEER IN PATOIS
BY JO-ANNE S FERREIRA

Nineteenth-century Trinidadian teacher, linguist, writer and public intellectual, John Jacob Thomas, was famous for Froudacity (1889), his published rebuttal to a colonial racist rant.

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Dingolay, Ramajay, Soucouyant, La Diablesse? Public Voting Opens for T&T to name an Exoplanet and Star

ST. AUGUSTINE, Trinidad and Tobago. November 1, 2019 – After a nationwide call for names – ten final entrants have been chosen for the International Astronomical Union (IAU) NameExoWorlds Trinidad and Tobago Competition. Dr Shirin Haque, Senior Lecturer in Astronomy at the UWI St.

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LE CREOLE TRINIDADIEN REFUSE DE DISPARAITRE

   A Trinidad, le créole à base lexicale française, très proche des dialectes saint-lucien et martiniquais, était parlé par l'ensemble de la population au 19è siècle et c'est d'ailleurs un Trinidadien, John Jacob THOMAS qui, en 1869, publia la toute première grammaire créole au monde.

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TIMANMAY TRINIDAD KA PALE KREYOL

   Kréyol pres disparet nan péyi Latrinité (Trinidad) aloski an 19è siek-la, majorité popilasion-an sé sel lang yo té konnet palé. Sé adan yonndé ti koté kontel Paramin oben Maraval, ou ka jwenn yonndé viékò ka palé'y tou lé jou toujou.

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CHANTE ADAN KREYOL TRINIDAD

      Nan 19è siek-la, tout moun Latrinité kivédi Trinidad té ka palé pres menm kréyol ki ta Sent-Lisi ek Matinik.

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Trinidad French Creole
written by Gertrud Aub-Buscher

BACKGROUND

 

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International Creole Month 2019 - Trinidad and Tobago Edition

Annou alé ansanm! Let’s move forward together!

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LE CREOLISTE LAWRENCE CARRINGTON HONORE PAR LA REPUBLIQUE DE TRININAD ET TOBAGO

   Peu de gens savent que la toute première grammaire d'un créole qui est jamais été écrite fut l'œuvre d'un instituteur trinidadien, John Jacob THOMAS, ouvrage intitulé "The theory and pratice of creole grammar" paru en 1869.

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Prof Lawrence D. Carrington, honoured by Trinidad and Tobago for his work on French Creole

The Chaconia Medal (Gold) may be awarded for long and meritorious service, tending to promote the national welfare or strengthen the community spirit in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago.

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Biography: John Jacob Thomas
By Akins Vidale

The nature of the mind of the post Emancipation African, particularly the intellectual, is an issue which has been characterised by both conjecture and suppositions.

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‘Creole grammar’ after 150 years

Exactly 150 years ago, in April 1869, John Jacob Thomas wrote the preface to his first book, The Theory and Practice of Creole Grammar, which was published in Port of Spain later that year. This remarkable book, by an equally remarkable man, deserves to be remembered.

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Trinidad face à la crise humanitaire alors que de plus en plus de Vénézuéliens cherchent refuge

Lorsque Reyna Cumberbatch est sortie d'un bateau pour se rendre sur une plage déserte de Trinité-et-Tobago, deux îles des Caraïbes, elle était nerveuse mais profondément soulagée.

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T & T parmi les pays les plus développés des Caraïbes

La Trinité-et-Tobago est classée deuxième pays des Caraïbes par l'indice de développement humain établi par le Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement.

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UWI to benefit from over US $250 million in support as part of reparations for slavery

KINGSTON, Jamaica, Monday November 25, 2018 – The University of the West Indies (UWI) and the University of Glasgow have to come to an agreement that will see the Caribbean institution benefit from £200 million (US $256 million) worth of reparations linked to slavery.

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Why French Creole matters

If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart – Nelson Mandela

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International Creole Month 2018 and Calypso History Month 2018
Patwa ka viv toujou!! Patois is still alive!!
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Latrinité (Trinidad) : Sé yon bagay patwa

       Moun Latrinité ka kontinié gloriyé lang kréyol la abo disparet pres pwan'y nan péyi-a, sof yonndé koté kontel Maraval, Morne Coco oben Paramin. Yo pa lé léritaj-tala anni déchèpiyé ek yo ka pòté mannev adan légliz, lékol, linivèsité kisasayésa...pou viré ba'y balan.

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 Kréyol Latwinité (Trinidad) ka tjenbé labriz

   Anlo moun pa sav ki jik nan sé lanné 1930 la, primié lang Trinidad (ki an kréyol yo ka kriyé "Latwinité") té kréyol. An kréyol ki ka sanm anlo kréyol Matinik ek Sent-Lisi.

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T&T and Venezuela sign historic gas deal

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley and Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro have signed a historic gas deal, which will allow T&T to access gas from Venezuela’s Dragon Gas Field.