The meaning of Time for Toto, Tan - Haitian Comedy

The meaning of Time for Toto, Tan - Haitian Comedy

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Haitians normally do not speak real Creole, they speak in broken French. For a long time, St. Lucian Creole has been called "broken French". Henry Breen, who was a colonial mayor of Castries in the mid-nineteenth century, assessed it a jargon formed from the French, and composed of words, or rather sounds, adapted to the organs of speech in the black population. Most of the Creole lexicon is derived from French, with significant changes in pronunciation and morphology. Haitians love their Creole proverbs and folktales told in Creole; they say that Creole jokes are just not as humorous when put into English. There is something about Creole that tends to make the speaker more animated and the hearer more comfortable. Harold Courlander once produced a nice compilation of Haitian jokes. Haiti has a oral, non-literate culture. Most of its wisdom is oral. It has a tradition of proverbs, jokes, riddles and stories which people have been telling around the evening fire for centuries.

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