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Gda Music 'De' vs. 'The' in Carribean folk songs (27) RE: 'De' vs. 'The' in Carribean folk songs 27 Nov 12

The Book of Jamaica - Pleasure Island   
Esther Chapman   (Arawak Press - c1958).

A quote from a paragraph dealing with "The Jamaican Language".

"The insertion of a vowel as in "cyan" for "can", and "cyard" for "card" is supposed to derive from Gaelic and there are other Anglo-Irish influences, for instance the use of "d" for "th", as in "mudder" (mother), "de" (the), "dat" (that)".


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