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Transcript of Waagwaan?
common Jamaican greeting,
literally "what's going on?" or "what's up?"
"what's going on?"
go + on
(similar sounds can be
combined it seems?)
Di man iit im fuud.
"The man eats his food"
Di man a iit im fuud.
"The man is eating his food."
iit = eat
a iit = eating
Both verbs are in the same time frame - "tense"
Verbs can express actions as static or ongoing - "aspect"
Verbs can also indicate whether the action is certain or not - "mood"
(past or present)
(finished or ongoing)
(certain or uncertain)
Wa + a + gwaan
go + on
"What's going on?"
Most common response is:
"Mi de ya."
Now it's your turn to figure it out...
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