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Old 12-08-2012, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Don't know what to think about this one, but reading some of the verses out loud had me dying with laughter...

After long disdain, Jamaica gets 1st patois Bible - SFGate

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The Rev. Courtney Stewart, general secretary of the regional Bible society, said there is a widespread conviction that Scripture is best understood in a person's spoken tongue.

He predicts many Jamaicans will be inspired to hear and read the translation in which the shortest verse — "Jesus wept," following the death of Christ's friend Lazarus in the Gospel of John — becomes "Jiizas baal."

In the depiction of the angel Gabriel's visit to the Virgin Mary that foretold the birth of Jesus, the New King James Bible's version of Luke reads, "And having come in, the angel said to her, 'Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women.'"

The patois version says: "Di ienjel go tu Mieri an se tu ar se, 'Mieri, mi av nyuuz we a go mek yu wel api. Gad riili riili bles yu an im a waak wid yu aal di taim.'"
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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If you had a product you wanted to sell to people who speak that patois, would you have your sales brochures in their language, or in some form of English they don't understand and don't trust?

Why do you think other's people's languages and cultures are just "funny"?
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:09 AM
 
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Oh gosh, it finish! I goin an buy it!
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:12 AM
 
Location: Springfield, Ohio
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Why do you think other's people's languages and cultures are just "funny"?
I just couldn't shake that "market woman" voice in my head when reading it, I guess.
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