https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

French American Pidgins/Creoles

I am curious as to how many people speak any of these languages with French, Native American, and English parts sewn together made when the French came to North America. I am doubting that we have nearly enough to make a course if any, but if anybody wants to prove me wrong, I didn't think we'd have enough people who spoke Welsh! I would be thrilled to be wrong a second time!

July 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/tejano

Great subject, really. Putting aside the creole of Haiti and other West Indian communities, and speaking strictly of continental North America, it would be my guess that relatively few people speak the type of Creole language you describe — Louisiana Creole. Those folks would be primarily in the state of Louisiana with some overlap into southeastern Texas, southern Mississippi, southern Alabama, and perhaps west Florida. There is also, of course, Louisiana (or Cajun) French, which is another matter altogether and is not a Creole language at all, but simply, well, French. It is closely related to and derived from the French spoken in Canada.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=suiDNTDt8AI

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

Thanks for the link! Any chance we have any speakers of those languages here? Getting one of those courses would put me over the moon.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/tejano

Very likely. I think many people in Louisiana speak or at least can follow both the Creole and the Cajun French. There has to be some degree of overlap, and some of those people could well be Duo users.

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrealphus

Think we could get any Michif speakers?

July 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/AshLilCactus

I cant speak Michif but I always wanted to so I think it would be nice

August 18, 2017
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