Friday, March 1, 2013

Language Discovered

A  L  O  H  A !
I Speak Pidgin by Frank DeLima on Grooveshark

Here in Hawaii,
all the newcomers
and the Hawaiians
developed a unique language
for working class communication
Hawaii Creole English, HCE,

We call it Pidgin.

I will never speak like a native speaker

of Pidgin, but I (mostly) understand

and use Pidgin proudly.

If you read my book

(see the top of this page,

there on the right)

you already know Pidgin.



that Hawaii's Deaf 

also developed their own

unique and practical 

Hawaii Sign Language


Older members of Hawaii's

Deaf community

recently brought this language

to the attention of the Linguistics

Department at University Of Hawaii

who consider this a true, unique language

that will now be documented

before it disappears.

This is the biggest discovery

in the linguistics community in

Some Time!

Headlines include:

""Nearly lost language discovered in Hawai'i "

Check it out,
and to hear Hawaiian Pidgin
listen to the family in the brief video:

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                    Warmly, cloudia


Jeanne Pursell said...

Very interesting Cloudia!! Have a good weekend!! xo

Indrani said...

The first capture is mind blowing.
Interesting info about the language.

Cloudia said...

Thanks Gal Pals!!!!!!

Teresa said...

Wow! A newly discovered language! How cool is that!

The Elephant's Child said...

How wonderful that it was discovered BEFORE it was lost. Yay.

Kay said...

I just saw this on TV tonight. Isn't it amazing and so wonderful?

Hattie said...

I didn't know about Hawaiian sign language.

Betty Manousos said...

purely magical post!

i really like that first shot of the clouds. looks like lace. beautiful!
the info about the language is much appreciated, too.


magiceye said...


Namaste /\ from Mumbai

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The sky in first image is spectacular Cloudia, mother nature at her best! I love the family chatting, when we lived in Africa the Africans spoke what we called 'pidgin English', very similar inflection.

TexWisGirl said...

i like it! :)

really love the first shot you showed.

Cloudia said...

Thanks! I didn't know this either or it would have been mentioned in my book like the lost hand language of Hula!

Karen S. said...

I do have your book! All I can say is, those that don't should! Aloha- Where You Like Go?- A really special note for me, I never knew how much I was missing about Hawaii- thank goodness I happened upon on blog, and kept coming back.