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  • #16
    Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

    [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70402-thinking.gif[/img] I see....

    so was the word "barrel" derived from "lama" ?

    how lama tun barrel

    interesting [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]
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    • #17
      Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

      could it have been derived from the glamour dat was in the barrel ? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70402-thinking.gif[/img]

      glamour clothes--> glama ---> Lama?
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      • #18
        Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

        okay - from my authoritative source fi di jamaican langwidge, Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy:

        "A dress, new or old, may be called a lawma (/laama/) from the exclamation it evokes: 'Law, Ma!' "

        you're welcome! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
        <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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        • #19
          Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

          as in "lawd ma...yuh look good"? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

          or "lawd ma dat nuh look good pan yuh"?
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          • #20
            Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

            oh MG I have to get this Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy:


            I wonder which of today's slang words..people will be trying to decipha years from now [img]/forums/images/graemlins/704555_dwl.gif[/img]
            &quot;Winter is coming&quot;
            &quot;Hear me roar&quot;
            &quot;Ours is the fury&quot;

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            • #21
              Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

              [ QUOTE ]
              as in "lawd ma...yuh look good"? [img]/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

              or "lawd ma dat nuh look good pan yuh"?

              [/ QUOTE ]
              lol! i'm guessing #1 [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70459-idea.gif[/img]
              <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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              • #22
                Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

                [ QUOTE ]
                oh MG I have to get this Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy:



                [/ QUOTE ]
                it's a fabulous book, and i've had it for over 20 years - bought it in 1983. i don't know if it's still in print, but grab it if it is. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]
                <span style="font-style: italic">All Glory to The Hypnotoad!</span>

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                • #23
                  Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

                  [ QUOTE ]
                  oh MG I have to get this Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy:


                  I wonder which of today's slang words..people will be trying to decipha years from now [img]/forums/images/graemlins/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

                  [/ QUOTE ]

                  skettel [img]/forums/images/graemlins/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

                  30 years from now...

                  "I wonder if it meant kettle" [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
                  “Not all those who wander are lost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

                  What if you took your life back....LIVE like you MEAN IT~~~~~FL

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                  • #24
                    Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

                    thanks

                    mi gwine see if mi can get that book too [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70409-waytogo.gif[/img]
                    “Not all those who wander are lost.” –J. R. R. Tolkien

                    What if you took your life back....LIVE like you MEAN IT~~~~~FL

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                    • #25
                      Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

                      [ QUOTE ]
                      [ QUOTE ]
                      oh MG I have to get this Jamaica Talk: Three Hundred Years of the English Language in Jamaica by Frederic G. Cassidy:


                      I wonder which of today's slang words..people will be trying to decipha years from now [img]/forums/images/graemlins/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

                      [/ QUOTE ]

                      skettel [img]/forums/images/graemlins/704555_dwl.gif[/img]

                      30 years from now...

                      "I wonder if it meant kettle" [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

                      [/ QUOTE ]

                      "pon de riva..pon de banl" all now me nuh sure wha it is [img]/forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] [img]/forums/images/graemlins/70394-bawlout.gif[/img]
                      &quot;Winter is coming&quot;
                      &quot;Hear me roar&quot;
                      &quot;Ours is the fury&quot;

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                      • #26
                        Re: Crismus a come, wi waa mi lama

                        Thanks much for the info all. Now mi know. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
                        "I may be silent, but I'm thinking. I may not talk, but don't mistake me for a wall."

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