LKJ talking about Patois.
(Photo: Martina Markwart)
patois - it's jamaican

"People say that Jamaicans speak ' Patois ', but that word sounds French..."
"The term ' Patois ' is unhelpful to describe the languages of the Caribbean. I prefer to use the term which the Barbadon poet Brathwaite uses which is the term NATION LANGUAGE."
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" Patois really is a term which really refers to broken French. It is sometimes used to describe what is spoken on the English Caribbean islands, but I think it's an unhelpful term, because it is really basically refering to the French islands."
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"But to give you a simple answer to your question, the language I'm writing is mostly JAMAICAN."
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