Today on Dawgs We Learn to Speak Some of The S Carolina Language Known As Geechie

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    Geechee-
    Geechee is another term for the Gullah people who live in the Lowcountry region of South Carolina and Georgia including both the coastal plain and the Sea Islands. They are Black/African Americans. The origin of the word have a few suggested sources...after the Ogeechee River near Savannah, Georgia; from Kissi, an ethnic group living in the border area between Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia or from a Creek Indian word. Because of geography, climate, and patterns of importation of enslaved Africans, the Gullah are known for preserving more of their African linguistic and cultural heritage than any other African-American community in the United States. The Lowcountry region was know for its rice production. African farmers from the "Rice Coast" brought skills for rice cultivation and the rice industry became very successful. Malaria and yellow fever kept many plantation owners away from the Lowcountry leaving their Black overseers in charge. The isolation from the mainland and little contact from whites fostered an environment where they developed a culture unique to America.
    Geechee saying:
    "Hunnuh mus tek cyare de root fa heal de tree.":point:
    [video=youtube;hQLHrHqxy6g]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQLHrHqxy6g[/video]
     
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    Mercy bump :coffee:
     
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    This went well.
     
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    Oh shit! Now we're taking off! :spaz:
     
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    awe yeah

    is this what pootie tang speaks?
     
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    What is Chriza doing on my bottle of bubbles?? :omg:

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    Saw-da-tay. :lo5:
     
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    These are his kin folk I do believe
     
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    a self-mercy bump?

    never seen such a thing.
     
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    sine yo pity on the runny kine
     
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    I'm an innovator,sir.
     
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    I see you've innovated the new no space after comma rule
     
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    You of all people should appreciate this here thread
     
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    don't you go speakin no jive
     
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    back home in N.J. in '76 i worked with a black Geechie guy from Beaufort, South Carolina.
    i understood about every other word.
    the other blacks there made fun of him all the time.
     
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    gullah>geechie:coffee:
     
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    When I went to Souf Carolina I was at a loss for words when i heard this.
     
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    Pfft. I prefer Real-Cajun-Talk .....

    [video=youtube;Eqfdn8_ftYQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eqfdn8_ftYQ[/video]
     
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    cajuns sound alot like the people in the back woods of maine