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by Martha
Mon Sep 12, 2005 8:29 pm
Forum: Forum Community
Topic: Idea on a Reunion of WOH Community
Replies: 24
Views: 15843

For the past couple of months, I have hardly ever been able to find the time to check out WOH because of some unusual family responsibilities, so I'm really late joining this thread. I don't know yet whether I'll be able to afford the time or the money to attend this reunion, but it sure sounds temp...
by Martha
Fri May 27, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: ESL
Replies: 17
Views: 8911

Guy writes: Martha, you probably did not think that I was that bawdy. I have to tell you that I do not mean any disrespect. It's just that all facets of language fascinate me. And inevitably, you know that I must be related somehow to Leonel ;-) Well, Guy-- Fear not, it takes quite a bit more than a...
by Martha
Wed May 25, 2005 10:53 am
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: ESL
Replies: 17
Views: 8911

Ah, yes--"fE bak"--one of my all-time favorite HC expressions! As Marilyn indicates, expressions like this (and their derivation) really underline the richness and diversity of the language. Another "what language am I thinking in anyway" experience of mine came when I asked a Haitian friend of mine...
by Martha
Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Language Issues
Topic: ESL
Replies: 17
Views: 8911

"KSL"--KreyOl as a Second (or third) Language

When I read (often hilarious) stories of people's struggles with ESL, I can relate oh-so-well because of my own sometimes-hilarious mistakes in Kreyol. Here's my stupidest: To make a very long story not quite so long, one time when I was in Haiti a group of us needed to estimate the volume per secon...
by Martha
Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:21 pm
Forum: 2005
Topic: Haiti wake up! It's 2005; Time to go to the Poll!!
Replies: 40
Views: 21108

Marilyn's example of the continual dragging down of whoever is on top in Haitian political (and economic?) life reminds me of the graphic explanation of the same phenomenon shown to a group of my students by a Haitian friend of mine: He lined them up facing each other then named one of the students ...
by Martha
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:54 pm
Forum: Ann Pale Kreyol
Topic: aprann kreyol
Replies: 7
Views: 6490

I apologize for reverting to English, but I'm sure that if you read my Kreyol-full-of-errors you'd be glad that I did.....Anyway, I had an experience similar to the one Jafrikayti had with the KKK t-shirt--I saw a kid wearing a t-shirt emblazoned with a Confederate flag and some quote like "The Sout...