Creole Pronouns: Mwen, Ou, Li, Nou, Yo

Got to admit that it isn’t easy to learn a new language, but Creole is probably the easiest for English speakers to learn.  There are several reasons for this; the primary one being the similarities between English and Creole in terms of spelling.  Although Creole is mostly derived from French, there are many more words that share the same spelling with English than with French.  For that reason, you are off to a great start because of the large number of words than you already know how to spell and write.  We use those words throughout our teaching to make it easy for you to learn.  Keep in mind that the Creole spelling of the words used throughout is, in no way, tweaked or altered for your benefit; it is indeed the correct spelling and it is identical to English.  The only caveat is that, in most cases, the meaning and pronunciation are different.  Admire, Adore, Bank, Plan, Plant, and Vote are examples of words with the same spelling and meaning, but Ale, Ban, Bay, Kite, Men, Pale, Pen, Plane, Retire, and Tire have completely different meanings despite the identical spelling.  Now that we’ve clearly established that you can spell and write creole words, please continue to read and subscribe to learn to use them in sentences.  Learn phonetics to pronounce them differently than you are used to and, using R2R –> Relate to Remember, a technique I’ve used for years, you also learn to memorize what you learn.

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Here are a couple of other reasons why it is easy to learn the language it’s a very simple language: every letter is pronounced, which makes it different from French, which is quite complicated and Creole is a phonetic language, which means there is no difference in pronunciation of what you learn today; you carry it forward forever.  Once you learn that EN is pronounced the same as it does in English with the difference that the N is silent, it becomes quite easy to read.  Example: Men, Mwen, Sen, Swen, Ven, Pen, Pwen.  In those cases that N is pronounced, we simply double the N.  Example Venn, Lenn, Kwenn, Marenn.

The chart below introduces the articles, which are: Mwen or M, Ou or W, Li or L, Nou or N (We), Nou or N (You plural), Yo (They).   Once you become familiar with them, you can combine them with the words you already know, like, ban, pen, gate, ale, kite, pile and bingo, formulating sentences becomes a breeze.

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Here is a recap of what you learned in this post.  Download a pdf version, save it for later use, let us know how it’s working out for you.  Do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions.  If you have not read the post on the articles and the alphabet; now is a good time to check them out.

Creole Pronouns with sentences using some helper words




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