Haitian Kreyol: learning resources

Doval

Senior Member
USA English/British Caribbean
Hi,

I'm tired of not being able to communicate with my Haitian clients. I'm looking for some effective resources (books, tapes, online, etc.) for gaining an elementary command of Haitian Creole (Kreyol). Can anyone help me?
 
  • MarcB

    Senior Member
    US English
    Hi Doval,
    Do you speak French? It is derived from French with a simplified grammar with influences from other languages.
    try these sites :
    http://members.tripod.com/~nazaire1/kreyol/
    http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/haitian_creole.html
    http://www.geocities.com/frenchcreoles/kreyol/
    http://www.geocities.com/frenchcreoles/kreyol/krldict.txt
    This one for Dominican Creole. http://www.avirtualdominica.com/creole.htm
    They are mutually intelligible but have several slight differences. H is often spelled with French phonetics D with English.
    H-moin = I, me, mine. D- mwe is the exact same word. You may get more replies in the French forum as many Haitians speak standard French.
     

    Doval

    Senior Member
    USA English/British Caribbean
    MarcB said:
    Hi Doval,
    Do you speak French? It is derived from French with a simplified grammar with influences from other languages.
    try these sites :
    http://members.tripod.com/~nazaire1/kreyol/
    http://www.freelang.net/dictionary/haitian_creole.html
    http://www.geocities.com/frenchcreoles/kreyol/
    http://www.geocities.com/frenchcreoles/kreyol/krldict.txt
    This one for Dominican Creole. http://www.avirtualdominica.com/creole.htm
    They are mutually intelligible but have several slight differences. H is often spelled with French phonetics D with English.
    H-moin = I, me, mine. D- mwe is the exact same word. You may get more replies in the French forum as many Haitians speak standard French.
    Hi Marc,

    I don't speak French, but I have a pretty decent grasp of the sounds of standard French, and can understand a good deal of the written language. (I've studied the language a little bit.)

    Thanks for the links. I'll try them out.
     
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